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How many Department of Defense employees and contractors with high-level security clearances have unpaid federal tax debt?

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A 2014 federal investigation found that 83,000 DOD employees and contractors with clearances for information that could cause serious damage to national security owe an average of $8,800 in federal tax debt. Security clearance holders who are financially overextended are at heightened risk of divulging classified information.

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