News & Career Advice

Low Unemployment Presents Challenges in the Rocky Mountain State – 2018 Compensation Survey

Peter Suciu / Oct 11, 2018

In 2017, the Centennial State ranked number one in the nation for private aerospace employment. The Denver-metro area now has the highest concentration of private-sector aerospace employment in the country. This is just part of the reason that Colorado is one of the fastest growing economies in the country.

Aerospace and Defense Is Growing Steady in the Heart of Dixie – 2018 Compensation Survey

Peter Suciu / Oct 3, 2018

Today, the Yellow Hammer State is home to more than 300 companies, including industry giants such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation, Raytheon, and GKN Aerospace. But like most other states across the nation, it’s a struggle to find enough cleared talent.

What Are the Latest Clearance Processing Times Across the Government?

Peter Suciu / Sep 28, 2018

A recently-released NBIB report highlighted that there has been progress on the backlog of personal security clearance investigations. However, a new Performance.gov report shows there is a still significant room for improvement.

A Tale of Two Virginias – 2018 Compensation Survey

Peter Suciu / Sep 25, 2018

Virginia boasts the highest salaries in the nation for security-cleared workers. But while salaries are large and jobs abound in Northern Virginia, that’s not the whole story.

Cleared Salaries on the Rise in the California – 2018 Compensation Survey

Peter Suciu / Sep 14, 2018

California has the greatest overall salary growth in the nation for security-cleared professionals. With increasing defense budgets and the expansion of the aerospace industry, the future is looking bright for the Golden State.

Not All Tech Employees Are Information Tech Employees

Peter Suciu / Aug 15, 2018

What’s in a name? When it involves IT – information technology – many people, including many employers, may assume it is all the same. However, in the world of IT there is a major difference in skillsets.

DoD IT Spending on the Rise as Investment in New Technology Continues

Peter Suciu / Aug 9, 2018

While a large number of programs aren’t reported, the Pentagon aligned fiscal 2017, 2018, and 2019 budgets to segments to offer additional information about where each bureau is spending its IT money.

Navigating the Cleared Engineering Shortage

Peter Suciu / Jul 31, 2018

The demand for tech engineers continues to outpace the supply – what can be done to increase your chances of finding in-demand cleared professionals?