Secession

DOD: Signing a Secession Petition Won't Ding Your Security Clearance

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A Department of Defense agency tasked with investigating personnel for security clearances said Friday that government contractors who work on top secret projects won't find their clearances in jeopardy if they petition the White House to allow their states to secede from the U.S.

The Defense Security Service (DSS) wrote in a Nov. 16 bulletin to government contractors that "erroneous statements have been made to the effect that DSS is directing contractors to treat the signing of such petitions as reportable adverse information."