[Ansteorra] Regarding SCA names and Security Clearance

Mike Andrews W5EGO mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Sat Nov 22 07:37:54 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 05:51:59AM -0800, faolon at sallegarnes.com wrote:
> There seems to be a misnomer about security clearances that if you tell
> them this or that it will be bad for you. When in truth most of the time
> they simply want to know what you're NOT telling them and if someone
> (usually a foreign body or agency) can use it to hold some over you (ie
> blackmail you into doing something), so with that said and to answer your
> question less than 100 words. Yes, put it down "When in doubt fill it out"
> they will almost never hold information that you give them against you.
> Faolon
> ps: I've held TS/sci clearances and occasionally higher for both DOD and
> DOS. Just so you know where my background is with this. Drat that put me
> over 100 words.

What They Said. Membership in the SCA isn't viewed as A Bad Thing, or
as A Good Thing. It's just noted without comment, since it's not on  
anyone's sh*tlist. But if you do use a name other than the one on your
birth certificate, the folks doing the clearance process Very Much 
Want To Know That. 

Mike Andrews        /   Michael Fenwick    Barony of Namron, Ansteorra
SSgt, USAF, once upon a time, and cleared far, far beyond ridiculous
mikea at mikea.ath.cx  /   Amateur Extra radio operator W5EGO
Tired old music Laurel; Chirurgeon; SCAdian since AS XI

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