If you are like many other Philadelphia residents, you may not have made the best decisions in your formative years. Perhaps you have a "checkered past," which could jeopardize your ability to obtain a security clearance. Even if your records were expunged, that may not prevent the government from knowing about it.
Pennsylvania residents who work for the federal government may have heard about the sex scandals occurring in the military in the last few years. Many people believe the buck stops at the Pentagon, and Congress agrees. The new defense funding bill includes a warning that those facing allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct could lose their security clearances regardless of rank or position in the Pentagon.