The Insider Threat and Security Clearance Reform (ITSCR) team has been hard at work for quite some time now, trying to decrease the significant security threat in our Federal workforce. And they’re making progress.
If you’re concept of a cleared professional is limited to those skills most usually associated with basic intelligence functions, it’s time to dive a little deeper and see what opportunities are out there for you and your expertise.
To one degree or another, and whether we consciously realize it or not, we rely heavily on trust to function. We depend on it in our families. We depend on it at work. Society as we know it depends on it.
Cleared professionals have to call it like they see it, exactly like they see it, perhaps with remorse and perhaps with apologies, but with absolutely no reservation and no concern for personal or professional gain or loss.
You’re not compromising any principles if you dress for success yourself well. And if you really want the job the clothes you wear on those first encounters with company people are important, an investment.