Author Archives: editor

SCI Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino saved another SCI clearance at the NSA. This successful appeal involved multiple allegations under Guidelines D (Sexual Behavior), H (Drug Use); and E (Personal Conduct).

Bill Savarino named Chairman of Lawers Associated Worldwide

Bill Savarino has become the new Chairman of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), an international association of over 100 independent law firms located in over 130 commercial centers representing a global resource of approximately 4000 individual lawyers. Member firms are entrepreneurial minded, business focused firms serving middle-market clients throughout the world. Cohen Mohr has been a […]

Another DOHA Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino saved another clearance before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The applicant was denied a clearance under Guideline E Personal Conduct based on allegations that he had (i) recently smoked marijuana, (ii) demonstrated a pattern of accessing questionable material on a Government computer system; and (iii) stole considerable property from his […]

Another DOHA Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino saved another clearance before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The applicant was denied a clearance under Guideline D Sexual Behavior, Guideline E Personal Conduct, and Guideline M Use of Information Technology Systems. For over a year, the applicant had viewed pornography on his work issued laptop both at his office […]

Another Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino saved another SCI clearance with the CIA. The applicant was initially denied SCI access due to numerous issues involving piracy of copyrighted materials, shoplifting, and the improper use of prescription drugs. Mr. Savarino successfully overturned the intial denial through the preparation of a thorough brief, strong preparation of the applicant for the personal […]

Another DOHA Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino successfully defended another clearance at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). This case involved issues under Guideline B arising from relatives in Iraq, Jordon, and Syria. One of the relatives was a former member of the Iraqi Parliament. The hearing took place in Arlington, VA.

Guidelines for Maintaining & Preserving

Delaware guidelines for maintaining and preserving records of web-based activities.

Another Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino overturned another denial of a security clearance before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). This case involved allegations of recent past drug use (within the past year) under Guideline H. The case required a 3 hour hearing in Denver, Colorado.

State of Michigan Records Management Services Electronic Mail Retention Guidance

Michigan Records Management Services email retention guidelines for state government.

Another DOHA Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino saved another clearance for an applicant at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA). The case involved allegations under Guidelines B (Foreign Influence – Korea); Guideline K (Security Violations); and Guideline E (Personal – deception). The case was difficult as the Government raised numerous issues; namely, that the applicant lived in Korea […]