With the coronavirus wreaking havoc across the economy, we’ve received questions at ClearanceJobs about how SCIF life has been affected. Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) are the workplaces many national security workers love to hate. They may be portable and feel like the size of a shoebox, or in some cases may compromise entire floors. The only common denominator is that the facilities have been verified as ‘safe’ places for sensitive information to be contained. If your office door has a lock…you might work in a SCIF.

While we’ve joked about it, you can’t take your SCIF home with you. That means many national security workers are still at work, when telework isn’t an option. That doesn’t mean secure facilities can’t implement social distancing measures. We’ve heard from many classified facilities who are taking advantage of shift schedules, flexible schedules, and other procedures to limit the number of individuals required to be in a facility at any given time. Offices are also reporting they are increasing the cleanliness procedures within their secure facilities – something we can all appreciate.


1. COVID-19 and the SCIF Life: ClearanceJobs unpacks how FSOs can (and are) helping to keep their facilities safe.

2. Changing How the National Security Workforce Does Business: ClearanceJobs discusses how the national security workforce could see dramatic impacts after COVID-19 measures come to a close. Is it time to shift more national security workers out of the D.C. metro? Is it time to open up more remote work options, even within the national security workforce?

As always, continue to visit ClearanceJobs.com for the latest on SCIF life, the national security workforce, and COVID-19.

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