News & Career Advice

What Issues Result in Security Clearance Denial?

Lindy Kyzer / May 3, 2018

When it comes to what issues are going to cost you a clearance or prevent you from obtaining one in the first place, the overwhelming answer is ‘screwing up in multiple areas of your life.’

Now Hiring: Geo Owl Eyes Analysts and Engineers

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 30, 2018

Are you an analyst or engineer looking for a position with a company who’s bringing a new approach to the government contracting space? Consider Geo Owl.

What Happens When You Get the Clearance But Lose the Job

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 29, 2018

What happens to the security clearance largely depends on the action taken by both the Facility Security Officer (FSO) submitting the security clearance request, and the government agency sponsoring the clearance.

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Background Investigation Interview

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 27, 2018

Keep in mind the personal subject interview (PSI) is a critical part of your background investigation – and an opportunity.

5 LinkedIn Tips for Security Professionals

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 17, 2018

Recently the Defense Security Service singled out LinkedIn as the biggest threat to security clearance holders today. Here are a few tips to help secure your profile.

Sharpen Your Cyber Skills with Meet-Ups, Professional Certifications

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 17, 2018

National security firm Sevatec recently brought on a new chief solutions architect for cybersecurity. We asked him five questions about the industry, and how you can keep your cyber skills competitive.

Security Clearance Statuses – How to Tell Where You’re At in the Process

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 16, 2018

Security clearance eligibility isn’t as simple as ‘approved’ or ‘denied.’ The Defense Security Service (DSS) Personnel Security Management Office for Industry (PSMO-I) outlines the various security clearance statuses.

Foreign Contact and Security Clearances

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 10, 2018

If you have contact with foreign nationals through your work or personal life, it’s important to report those foreign contacts to your security officer.