« on: September 04, 2010, 07:49:03 PM »
I have to admit that I have not gone through the process that you are going through, but I have a good deal of experience going through investigation for security clearances. In my experience these types of processes where a large number of people are having their backgrounds reviewed, there are some very specific things that they decide to focus on. The information that they request on their forms is geared toward their focus. As such I strongly encourage you to fully answer any questions that they ask, but do not go out of your way to answer any questions that are not asked.
Should, by some long shoot, some information outside of your application peak their interest, they will broach the subject with you and it can be addressed at that time. It would be unreasonable for an agency to penalize you for not providing information which they have not asked for.