Contractor Granted Top Secret Clearance Despite Misuse of Portable HD

WEST COAST: Contractor had secret security clearance suspended over concerns with violation of corporate policy regarding the misuse of Portable Electronic Device (PED).  Two years later, Supervisor submitted for a top secret clearance and Contractor received Statement of Reasons (SOR).  Contractor responded to SOR without requesting a hearing.  After retaining JAG Defense to assist with a response to the File of Relevant Material (FORM) submitted by Department Counsel, security concerns arising under Guideline M were successfully mitigated and Contractor granted top secret security clearance.