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Thank you for the information and your question. If the employer or licensing agency runs a Federal criminal background check (NAC) through the NCIC, which in both cases they should, your felony conviction (GCM) should definitely appear. The DD is not the main issue, although it is part of the sentence, it is more the felony conviction that is the issue for some licensing authorities and for the Federal Government.
That said, not only could mistakes occur in the system because of the age of the crime and the changes an data storage over that period, but also because of the age of the crime, it may not be an absolute bar under either case you mentioned. Both licensing agencies and the Federal Government use the whole picture as they relate to an applicant. That means that unless you are applying for a job or license where having a felony conviction is an absolute bar, you have a chance o getting through the process because of the age of the conviction, assuming your record since that time is spotless. There are some jobs, for example, in the banking system where, because of FINRA, certain convictions (having to do with dishonestly) are none starters. Same in some Federal jobs for certain types of convictions.
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