News & Career Advice

5 Tips to Help You Contact and Attract Cleared Talent

Lindy Kyzer / May 10, 2018

It’s essential to have a strategy if you’re looking to hire professionals with an active federal security clearance. Low unemployment and more open positions than available candidates means it’s a job seeker’s market.

What Issues Result in Security Clearance Denial?

Lindy Kyzer / May 3, 2018

When it comes to what issues are going to cost you a clearance or prevent you from obtaining one in the first place, the overwhelming answer is ‘screwing up in multiple areas of your life.’

Air Force Jobs Requiring Security Clearance

Ron Kness / May 3, 2018

Here is a sampling of Air Force jobs require a Secret, Top Secret, or TS/SCI security clearance. This is the latest in a series on military MOS’ and security clearances.

What Happens When You Get the Clearance But Lose the Job

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 29, 2018

What happens to the security clearance largely depends on the action taken by both the Facility Security Officer (FSO) submitting the security clearance request, and the government agency sponsoring the clearance.

Foreign Contact and Security Clearances

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 10, 2018

If you have contact with foreign nationals through your work or personal life, it’s important to report those foreign contacts to your security officer.

What Happens If Your Security Clearance is Suspended?

Lindy Kyzer / Apr 8, 2018

If you’ve had your security clearance suspended, you’re likely wondering if that means your chances of maintaining a security clearance or sunk, or if you can successfully appeal the decision.

How to Lose Your Security Clearance in South Korea

Sean Bigley / Apr 7, 2018

DoD civilians and contractors deploying or relocating to Korea should take heed:  patronizing juicy bars is a slippery slope when it comes to maintaining a security clearance.

3 Common Problems with a Security Clearance Application

Lindy Kyzer / Mar 19, 2018

It’s easy to blame the government for the months it takes to complete a background investigation. But applicants create delays of their own. Here are three common problems with a security clearance application.