News & Career Advice

Sexual Misconduct Rarely Results in Clearance Denial – NDAA Calls for Harsher Penalties

Lindy Kyzer / Aug 3, 2018

The NDAA is requiring harsher career penalties for general officers and senior civilians convicted of sexual assault or other serious crimes.

How Army Drug Waivers May Limit Soldiers’ Potential

Tom McCuin / Aug 3, 2018

Young marijuana smokers of the world, rejoice. The Army’s need to fill its expanding ranks means that your pot habit is not an automatic disqualifier for service.

How the Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer Rules are Changing

Ron Kness / Aug 2, 2018

The military world is all abuzz right now regarding the DoD’s change to the transferability rules of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Here’s what you need to know, and what you should do.

Explore DoD Research and STEM Careers: Research Integrity Reigns at Institute for Defense Analyses

Caroline D'Agati / Aug 2, 2018

The Institute for Defense Analyses has been a government research partner since 1956. The objectivity of their research may be the foundation of their success.

Could Brennan Fight to Keep His Security Clearance?

Lindy Kyzer / Jul 24, 2018

Some are asking – wouldn’t former CIA Director John Brennan and other officials have some sort of ‘due process’ rights to prove their own cases and retain their security clearances? 

What’s Behind Calls to Revoke John Brennan’s Security Clearance?

Caroline D'Agati / Jul 23, 2018

Pres. Trump is considering revoking the clearances of John Brennan, James Comey, Andy McCabe and other Obama-era officials. But how much access to information do these officials really still have?

Security Clearance Salaries Rose 7% Last Year

Lindy Kyzer / Jul 16, 2018

After several years of relatively flat salaries, government shutdowns and salary freezes, salaries for security-cleared workers are beginning to heat up.

5 Things We Know About the Security Clearance Process – And What We Don’t

Lindy Kyzer / Jul 2, 2018

Major changes are coming to the security clearance process. A recent White House announcement proposes moving the entire background investigations function to the Department of Defense. What do we already know, and what do we need to find out?