News & Career Advice

What Happens if You Change Jobs in the Middle of a Security Clearance Investigation?

Merton Miller / Apr 25, 2018

Current processing times for periodic reinvestigations leave many individuals wondering if their security clearance is safe, even if they transfer jobs while under investigation.

Defense Department Poised to Take Over All Government Background Investigations

Merton Miller / Apr 7, 2018

The government is prepared to make yet another major change in personnel security background investigations – moving the entire program over to the Department of Defense.

SECRET ACT of 2018 Looks to Shed Light on Processing Times, Reform Efforts

Merton Miller / Mar 21, 2018

Congress is just one step away from sending legislation to the President that will mandate regular reporting addressing the backlog of investigations and the progress on important clearance reform initiatives.

Security Clearance Reform Remains In Doubt

Merton Miller / Mar 20, 2018

A recent Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the security clearance process presented an excellent opportunity to shed some light on the future direction of the background investigations and security clearance program.

7 Security Clearance Red Flags (And How to Fix Them)

Merton Miller / Mar 5, 2018

For any “system” to be effective, all phases of the process must be as thorough, comprehensive, and responsive as possible.