NEWS/RESOURCES
Facebook Seeks Employees with Security Clearance
In Blog, News by admin / November 17, 2017

Are you interested in working in the tech industry and putting your security clearance to good use? The world’s largest social network is on the hunt for employees like you. Facebook recently made this announcement while citing the need to prevent foreign powers from manipulating future elections through its social network, Bloomberg reported. Facebook CEO […]

Chief Elections Officials Can Apply for Security Clearance
In Blog, News by admin / November 2, 2017

About two dozen elections officials from throughout the United States have applied for security clearance in an effort to help identify and respond to cybersecurity threats. This step is in response to complaints from state elections officials that the Department of Homeland Security failed to “provide certain information about suspected attempts to hack voter registration […]

More Clearance Holders to be Evaluated Continuously
In Blog, News by admin / October 26, 2017

The federal government wants to identify future Edward Snowdens, Bradley Mannings, Harold Martins and Reality Winners before they create national security risks. To accomplish that, the Defense Department plans to add half a million security clearance holders to its continuous evaluation pilot program by Jan. 1. More than 4.3 million government employees and military personnel […]

New Bill Designed to Address Security Clearance Backlog
In Blog, News by admin / October 6, 2017

A bill recently passed the House that would require the Office of Personnel Management’s National Background Investigations Bureau to provide routine reports on the backlog of security clearance investigations.  This is part of an ongoing effort to streamline the security clearance process and make it more transparent, while shrinking the “backlog of more than 700,000 […]

The OPM Data Breach: Two Years Later, What’s Changed?
In News, Uncategorized by admin / September 25, 2017

It has been nearly three years since a massive data breach compromised the security clearance information of more than 20 million current and former federal employees and their families. Aftershocks continue to be felt today in the form of lawsuits and an unfavorable report from a congressional watchdog group. On Sept. 19, U.S. District Judge […]

Navy Ends Review of Vice Admiral in Bribery Probe
In Blog, News by admin / September 4, 2017

For one high-ranking Navy official, the sun is setting on a years-long probe into the “Fat Leonard” bribery scandal that rocked the Navy, ended several careers, resulted in several security clearances being revoked, and saw criminal charges brought against 40 people. The Navy announced in September that it has closed its review of Vice Adm. […]

New Bill Would Enable FBI Director to Revoke WH Staff Security Clearance
In Blog, News by admin / August 14, 2017

Several House Democrats want to make it easier for the FBI director to address security clearance concerns with White House staff. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Conyers (D-MI) introduced a bill July 28 that would allow the FBI director to revoke or prohibit the renewal of White House staffers’ security clearance in situations where […]

Inspector General Releases Unflattering Report on Security Clearance Process
In Blog, News by admin / August 3, 2017

There’s bad news and good news about the Department of State’s security clearance process. The bad news is that no one knows how long it takes to process clearances, or how much the Department of State spends on its clearance investigations, according to an evaluation by the Office of the Inspector General released in July. […]

What Do I Do if I Forgot to Include Something on My SF-86?
In Blog, News by admin / July 16, 2017

It isn’t every day that you hear the SF-86 mentioned in mainstream media outlets. News of Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian attorney prior to the presidential election went public recently, and it’s all because of Kushner’s SF-86 – the questionnaire applicants must complete when applying for security clearance. Kushner originally […]

Salaries for Clearance Holders Drop Slightly
In Blog, News by admin / July 2, 2017

A survey performed by ClearanceJobs.com found that employee base wages have decreased slightly since 2014, Federal News Radio reported recently. Median base pay went from $72,000 in 2014 to $70,000 in 2017, representing a 2.78 percent decline, according to the 2017 ClearanceJobs® Compensation Survey. However, median total compensation was unchanged at $80,000. “Average total compensation is […]

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