For Clearance Holders, Employment-Related Worries Often Overblown

Sean Bigley / Nov 11, 2018

Most commonly, those problems manifest in the form of personality conflicts with colleagues, demanding supervisors, or an occasional failure to meet employer expectations (like showing up late to work).

6 Ways the Security Clearance Process is about to Change

Caroline D'Agati / Nov 8, 2018

The DoD is taking the reassumption of its security clearance duties very seriously. Along with breaking down a backlog of over 600,000 investigations and reducing wait times, the DoD may have even more radical changes in store for the antiquated process.

NCIS Agent has Clearance Suspended After Affair With Suspected Terrorist

Marko Hakamaa / Nov 8, 2018

In an interesting twist of “affairs of the heart”, an NCIS Special Agent with a TS/SCI security clearance failed to heed U.S. Intelligence and State Department warnings about having a relationship with a potential terrorist and has now found herself in a bit of hot water.

Frozen Credit Reports Now Available to Government In Personnel Security Investigations

Lindy Kyzer / Nov 7, 2018

A Federal Investigations Notice released October 5 clarified that the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) no longer has to ask applicants to unfreeze their credit prior to a federal government background check.

Executive Order to Transfer Security Clearances Coming Soon

Lindy Kyzer / Nov 7, 2018

Comments from DSS officials today indicate a new executive order on security clearances could come as early as this week.

Depression and Anxiety Not Cause for Security Clearance Denial

Sean Bigley / Nov 4, 2018

Over the years, the government has made efforts to educate security clearance holders that common mental health conditions – i.e. depression and/or anxiety – do not generally disqualify individuals from obtaining a security clearance.

How to Start a Security Clearance Career

Lindy Kyzer / Nov 2, 2018

National security careers are very different than most positions. The standard apply-interview-accept process still applies – but with a separate layer of security screening on top.

What is Security Clearance Portability and How Could it Help You?

Caroline D'Agati / Nov 1, 2018

Leaders in the intelligence community are advocating more and more for clearance portability or “In-Person” clearances. What does that mean and how could it help confront the ongoing security clearance crisis?