Department of the Army--Availability of Funds for Security Clearance Expenses
B-307316: Sep 7, 2006
- Full Report:
An Army captain's costs of renouncing his Turkish citizenship in order to obtain a security clearance necessary for his assignment to the United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine can be considered an official, not a personal, expense since they are incurred incident to the Army requirement that he obtain a security clearance for his new assignment.
Because the costs were incurred primarily for the benefit of the government, GAO has no objection to reimbursing the captain for such expenses.