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The Concern: Noncompliance with security regulations raises doubt about an individual's trustworthiness, willingness, and ability to safeguard classified information.

Conditions that could raise a security concern and may be disqualifying include:

a. Unauthorized disclosure of classified information;

b. Violations that are deliberate or multiple or due to negligence.

Conditions that could mitigate security concerns include actions that:

a. Were inadvertent;

b. Were isolated or infrequent;

c. Were due to improper or inadequate training;

d. Demonstrate a positive attitude towards the discharge of security responsibilities.

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Above Information Courtesy of Defense Security Service (DSS)

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