News & Career Advice

Instructors Teaching How to Beat a Security Polygraph Under Investigation

Lindy Kyzer / Aug 19, 2013

Two individuals are facing federal charges after being accused of offering tips on how to beat a security polygraph, used to screen applicants for federal employment.

Frozen Credit Reports Now Available to Government In Personnel Security Investigations

Lindy Kyzer / Nov 7, 2018

A Federal Investigations Notice released October 5 clarified that the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) no longer has to ask applicants to unfreeze their credit prior to a federal government background check.

Executive Order to Transfer Security Clearances Coming Soon

Lindy Kyzer / Nov 7, 2018

Comments from DSS officials today indicate a new executive order on security clearances could come as early as this week.

Amazon Headquarters in Arlington Could Have Major Impacts on Defense Workforce

Lindy Kyzer / Nov 5, 2018

What effect will the Amazon headquarters have on Northern Virginia’s tech community? The competition for cleared talent will grow even greater, and some defense professionals may flee the area from hassles like traffic and higher rent

How to Start a Security Clearance Career

Lindy Kyzer / Nov 2, 2018

National security careers are very different than most positions. The standard apply-interview-accept process still applies – but with a separate layer of security screening on top.