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Current Investigation File

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. § 435b(a)(5) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security--Subchapter F: Access to Classified Information)

(a) Definitions.  In this section:
   (5) The term "current investigation file" means, with respect to a security clearance, a file on an investigation or adjudication that has been conducted during—
      (A) the 5-year period beginning on the date the security clearance was granted, in the case of a Top Secret Clearance, or the date access was granted to a highly sensitive program;
      (B) the 10-year period beginning on the date the security clearance was granted in the case of a Secret Clearance; and
      (C) the 15-year period beginning on the date the security clearance was granted in the case of a Confidential Clearance.