Common Action Card Denials and Revocations

Ray & Bishop, PLC, Federal License Defense Attorneys

The United States Department of Defense issues all service members and civilians a Common Access Card, or CAC. A Common Access Card allows access to particular equipment, facilities and systems. Some government contractors may also be issued a Common Access Card. The DOD conducts extensive background checks on individuals that require a Common Access Card. Individuals that are deemed an unacceptable risk, or deemed unsuitable, will be denied a Common Access Card. CAC holders may be deemed an unacceptable risk in the future, which will cause the revocation of a Common Access Card.

The denial or revocation of a Common Access Card can affect an individual’s access to military facilities and equipment. An experienced Federal Administrative Law Defense Lawyer can assist individuals facing the denial or revocation of a Common Access Card. An individual facing a denial or revocation of a Common Access Card also has the right to Administrative Review.

The conduct of an Administrative Appeal depends on the individual holding the Common Access Card. Civilians who are denied a Common Access Card may Appeal to a three person panel. Civilians who face revocation of a Common Access Card may Appeal to the Defense Office of Hearing Appeals, or DOHA. Individuals who lose their Administrative Appeal must wait one year to reapply for a Common Access Card.

The denial or revocation of a Common Access Card can mean the loss of millions of dollars in Department of Defense contracts. Issues with Common Access Cards can be avoided with effective legal representation from a Federal Administrative Law Defense Attorney.

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