Amazon joins Boeing in efforts to help the people of Ukraine. Recently, Amazon pledged to lend logistics and cybersecurity support to the companies and government of Ukraine.

“Amazon stands with the people of Ukraine, and will continue to help,” Jassy said, following Russia’s invasion that Moscow has called a “special operation.” Amazon, which earlier this week pledged to donate up to $10 million for humanitarian efforts, is the latest company to mobilize in offering aid.

Many companies and countries are finding ways to support Ukraine, but for clearance holders, it’s important to consider funneling funds through U.S.-based charities or companies.

Layoffs Impacting the Cleared Industry

Google Cloud

According to Business Insider, Google Cloud has plans to cut dozens of employees who are focused on cloud support. With shifting support to third-party vendors, the internal reorganization will result in layoffs for employees. The last time Google made cuts for cloud jobs was back in 2020. Getting the right mix of people and systems in place for the right profit margins is all a balancing act.

Hiring impacting the Cleared Industry


According to the National Treasury Employees Union national president, Tony Reardon, they’ve “received notification that the IRS has been granted Direct Hire Authority for roughly 10,000 entry-level positions in submission processing and accounts management, presumably to help address concerns that the agency’s hiring process is difficult and slow.”

While the IRS had a recent effort to hire 5,000 new employees, the effort has been unsuccessful so far with only 200 hired. The new plan will extend the old one, with a goal of hiring up to 10,000 new full-time employees. The IRS is currently struggling to wade through a backlog of millions of unprocessed tax returns and documentation. Understaffing is a key piece of the backlog puzzle

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Opportunity to Watch

 Recently, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) awarded Constellis company, Centerra, a contract for Court Security Officer (CSO) services for the Fifth Federal Judicial Circuit.

“We are honored to be selected by the USMS to provide Court Security Officer services for the Fifth Federal Judicial Court,” said Terry Ryan, CEO of Constellis. “Our officers have years of experience safeguarding our nation’s Federal Courts across the United States, and we are proud to be considered a security partner of choice.”

“It is our mission to ensure safety for our customers,” said Gerard “Jerry” Neville, President of North American Operations at Constellis. “The safety of judges, attorneys, and other court officials in our Federal courts is imperative so they may render fair and impartial justice without fear of threat or harm.”

The U.S. Court of Appeals is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, and encompasses eight U.S. District Courts with an overall jurisdiction of Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The Constellis Team is leveraging its world-class training center in Moyock, NC, to develop and implement an unrivaled, best-in-class training experience to provide even greater CSO capability to the USMS and Federal courts.

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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.