It may seem like there’s a formula to getting a new job, but the reality is that the job search is different for everyone. For some, getting a strong resume out there to as many recruiters as possible is what has led to that next job, proving that perseverance can pay off. For others, it’s about the right networks and making connections. And then there are just those lucky few who happen to be in the right place at the right time, which is often the story of their magical life. But the reality is that you often have to put all of the different components together – keeping your online career profile consistently updated and tweaking your resume word choices to show your personality. A key piece in finding the right job for you is staying watchful.

Contract Opportunities to Watch

ManTech This week, ManTech landed a $123 million FBI contract to provide information security services. The contract has a base year, with additional option years, up to a five year contract. Mantech says that their “Cognitive Cyber, a key market differentiator, will support FBI cybersecurity stakeholders and help drive the mission of providing cybersecurity strategy, training and services for the FBI enterprise.” In a time of cyber attacks and ransom demands to law enforcement and energy companies, contracts like this will only continue to grow to safeguard law enforcement and national security.

“In today’s world of high-tech criminals and terrorists, ManTech is excited to be selected as a trusted partner in providing sophisticated solutions that accelerate the ability to identify, stop and apprehend bad actors, and at the same time provide round-the-clock protection for vital IT systems and data,” said Bryce Pippert, senior vice president and general manager of ManTech’s Federal Civilian Sector. “We are proud to support law enforcement in safeguarding national security on the home front.”

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Cleared Job of the Week

Electrical Engineer The electrical engineer is one of those key positions that plays a different role depending on the project. But it’s a job for the dedicated and the big thinkers. Advancements in technology have come when people wondered how to increase efficiency but make devices smaller. For every robotic, space, or energy program in the national security field, electrical engineers are in demand. Contractors like SAIC and Leidos have multiple open positions for electrical engineers.

To get moving in the field, you’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree. An associates might help you gauge personal interest, but it won’t take you far up the ladder. Depending on your personal strengths and interests, you can tack on project manager to your job title or take different paths into research or consulting. But where there are communications, utilities, and different technologies, there are electrical engineers on the team. And according to the 2021 Security Clearance Compensation Report, cleared electrical engineers average compensation is over $104,000.

Growth Opportunities

Peraton is a strong company that keeps getting stronger. Back in February, Peraton added Northrop Grumman‘s integrated mission support and IT solutions business to its mix, and in May, Peraton announced that their Perspecta acquisition is complete. Acquiring Perspecta means increased mission capabilities and bigger impact.

According to Peraton’s statement, “The new Peraton has annual revenues of approximately $7 billion, a current backlog of approximately $24.4 billion, and a three-year qualified pipeline of $200 billion. The company employs 22,000 employees; 7,500 have a top-secret SCI clearance.”

The contractor has quickly moved into a key role in the national security industry with contracts in intelligence, space, cyber, defense, health, state, and local markets.

“We have the right team, the right technology and the right scale to deliver against the biggest challenges facing government. Our highly skilled and diverse team provides secure, repeatable and differentiated solutions aligned to our customers’ goals. We will fuse mission-enabling services with market-leading enterprise offerings and solutions to identify the best use of new technology and help customers achieve positive business outcomes,” says Stu Shea, Peraton Chairman, President, and CEO.



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Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.