News & Career Advice

How the Servicemember Civil Relief Act Works to Help Keep Military Members Financially Secure

Ron Kness / Jan 26, 2018

The Servicemember Civil Relief Act or SCRA is another tool to help service members achieve financial success. Responsible finances are critical for maintaining both a military career, and maintaining a security clearance.

Security Clearance Process Back on the GAO Hot Seat, Added to “High Risk List”

Lindy Kyzer / Jan 25, 2018

After a several year reprieve the government’s personnel security program was once again placed on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) “High Risk List.”

Security Clearance Delays, Reciprocity Problems a C-Suite Issue

Lindy Kyzer / Jan 23, 2018

Security clearance delays are a national security issue. And they’re also a C-suite issue for defense contractors unable to hire and retain talent. 

When Your Background Investigator Threatens to “Waterboard” You

Sean Bigley / Jan 21, 2018

There is no reason for a background investigator to threaten or intimidate – even in a polygraph examination.

How Bad Financial Decisions Affect Your Security Clearance

Ron Kness / Jan 19, 2018

Financial awareness is important for everyone, but particularly those in the national security and military community. That means poor financial decisions may cause you to lose your job, and your career.

How to Request a Copy of Your Security Clearance From Scattered Castles

Lindy Kyzer / Jan 17, 2018

If you’ve held a security clearance through the IC, you’ll need to make a specific request through the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Salary Predictions for 2018

Jillian Hamilton / Jan 17, 2018

While unemployment is low and getting lower,  wage growth has stalled. What should you predict for your salary in 2018?

Chelsea Manning Running to Be Leaker-In-Chief

Tom McCuin / Jan 16, 2018

Manning is not content with leaking 750,000 files from the SIPRNet, the military’s classified Secure Internet Protocol Routing Network. She wants to be a United States Senator.