positive vetting


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positive vetting

the checking of a person's background, political affiliation, etc., to assess his suitability for a position that may involve national security
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Cameron spilled the beans in the early 1990s during what is known as "positive vetting" by the security services.
The report was written against a backdrop of positive vetting by Atlee's government to identify communists in the British civil service and military.
"He was subject to positive vetting three times and is likely to have been vetted without his knowledge on other occasions."
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