How Understanding the Warfighter’s Mission is Key to Your Success

Jeffrey Bennett / Sep 17, 2018

Intelligence support makes the warfighter’s operational mission possible. In a recently-revised U.S. Army publication, this partnership between intelligence and military operations is explored for the integral relationship that it is.

Fallout from Russian Novichok Poisoning Continues

Tom McCuin / Sep 17, 2018

Wiltshire, England police confirmed that two individuals exhibiting Novichok-like symptoms were taken to a local hospital Sunday afternoon. According to reports, the couple began to exhibit what a witness called “the same symptoms” as Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

As John Kerry Talks to Iran, Critics Say He’s Violating the Logan Act

Tom McCuin / Sep 14, 2018

The former senator and secretary of state says he still speaks to the Iranian foreign minister, hoping to improve situations in the Middle East. Predictably, political opponents are using an obscure and outdated law to criticize him.

Is the U.S. Intel Community Hunting for the Founder of Bitcoin?

Caroline D'Agati / Sep 12, 2018

Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym of the person or people who developed Bitcoin – and still hold a massive fortune in it. Could U.S. intelligence agencies be on the hunt for this mystery man?

John Bolton Takes a Swipe at the International Criminal Court

Tom McCuin / Sep 11, 2018

There are those who would gladly set aside our 1,000-year-old legal tradition in favor of European models where the power of the state, not the individual, is supreme. John Bolton is not one of them.

4 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Intelligence and National Security Summit

Caroline D'Agati / Sep 10, 2018

Last week was the jointly-hosted INSA/AFCEA Intelligence and National Security Summit. Throughout the main sessions and breakouts with a variety of experts, several things stood out as the event’s resounding chorus.

The Classified Supply Chain Answers the Burning Question: How Did that Get There?

John Davis / Sep 10, 2018

Classified information and equipment does not magically appear; it has an origin. This puts security cleared workers in the difficult position of having to protect information before it even gets to them.  

As Blackwater’s Erik Prince Pushes to Privatize the Afghan War, Nicholas Slatten’s Life Hangs in the Balance

Tom McCuin / Sep 10, 2018

On Thursday, a mistrial was declared in the case of Nicholas Slatten, former Blackwater contractor. Lawyers will meet this week to discuss the way forward, but Blackwater’s vocal founder is poisoning the well.

About, the largest security-cleared career network, specializes in defense jobs for professionals with federal security clearances. Search thousands of jobs from pre-screened defense employers and government contractors. Learn More.

The Cleared Brief

Latest security clearance news - delivered monthly

Contact Us
12150 Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA 50323
Tel: 800.947.3561

Stay Connected