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Security Clearance Manual:How To Reduce The Time It Takes To Get Your Government Clearance
Author: William H. Henderson
Publication Date: June 2007
Format: Trade Paperback (6" x 9")
ISBN: 978-0-9793466-0-6
LCCN: 2007924526
Price: $19.95
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An essential handbook for all security clearance applicants and personnel security specialists, that includes investigative and adjudicative standards and procedures, instructions for completing the clearance application form, tips on mitigating suitability issues, and numerous case examples.
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The University of New Haven, CT adopted Security Clearance Manual for use as a text in their graduate course, NSP 602--Personnel Security Programs in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ adopted Security Clearance Manual for usas as a text in their course, SIS 425 -- Information Protection and Computer Security in 2012.

What others are saying about Security Clearance Manual:
"William Henderson has demystified the complicated process applicants face when applying for a security clearance. This book lays out the road to getting a clearance without the normal detours or roadblocks." --Roger P. Denk, Ph.D., former director, Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC).
"Security Clearance Manual is must-read information for anyone hoping to obtain a security clearance for work in the U.S. defense industry. While clearance hopefuls have no control over the system, they do have control over the application process. Knowing what can trip up the system is critical to obtaining a clearance in a reasonable amount of time. William Henderson's book is the key to mastering a successful clearance application." --Evan Lesser, Director,
“William H. Henderson has written a guide that will help [security clearance] applicants both expedite their applications and increase their chances of success. The book is a must-read for clearance applicants. In addition, security professionals charged with vetting internal employees for the application process—and shepherding them through it—would be well-served by the advice. It will give them a better understanding of the process and help them obtain the best possible results in the shortest possible time.” --ASISSecurity Management, April 2008 edition (read full review)