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Questions tagged [security-clearance]

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Clearance and prior termination

Here’s my situation: I briefly left software work for another career in academia and am looking to return to software work. The company I have an offer from requires me to get a public trust clearance ...
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How to ask about a position that requires security clearances?

So I’m interviewing for a position that I was recommended for by someone who knows what I am good at and what I like, so I’m fairly confident that I am interested in the job, however... The job ...
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Does being prescribed anti-depressants, look bad to employers during security clearance background-check (US)?

I am applying for a few jobs in the US Defense industry as an engineer and I know that they ask about prescribed medications during the background check. Would taking anti-depressants hurt my chances ...
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Can I get security clearance without having a company sponsor me?

As the title says: Over here in Washington DC a lot of the software development jobs require polygraph security clearance. Most of the companies say my resume is great, but they cannot hire me unless ...
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Basic security checks

I may be going through a basic security clearance check soon. Would this cover driving license suspension? When I was abroad, I forgot to change my address and forgot to vote. Then I returned and ...
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Would parent working in the cannabis industry affect children's federal security clearance?

I might be offered a position as a software developer at a company that produces software for the cannabis industry. My son is an officer in the Navy and has security clearance. I'm wondering if me ...
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Can you apply for security clearance on your own?

I have recently moved to the Washington D.C. area and work remotely on a contact. That contact is likely to expire in a few years, and I've noticed that local companies are willing to be an ...
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Can an employer reject a job application based on not having a passport? [closed]

I was contacted by a company after providing them my CV. After that, a few weeks down the line they asked me what my status is in the UK and stated they need this information for a security clearance. ...
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Applied to a security clearance position but considering switching companies [duplicate]

I applied and accepted an offer to a role that required government security clearance. It's been over 7 months and now I'm finally cleared. After being cleared I noticed a lot of changes within the ...
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Politely declining security clearance request

So just this week at my current job, I was given a request to file for top secret/sci security clearance. I have gone through the process before, and successfully acquired my secret clearance last ...
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Interim secret clearance question [closed]

I recently got a summer internship, and I need a secret clearance for this. Apparently it will be interim, for obvious reasons, but I was just wondering if the background check/investigation process ...
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How intrusive is the vetting process for an Australian security clearance?

I'm thinking about applying for an Australian government job which will require a security clearance. I have heard the vetting required to get these clearances can be quite intrusive and they may ask ...
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How long does it take to process SF 86 security clearance? [closed]

I sent the form to my employer three days ago and haven't heard back from them yet. I don't mind waiting but I don't know anything about the process and how long it typically takes.
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Regarding my interim secret clearance denied [closed]

Recently I applied for a federal consulting Job. After 3 rounds of interviews I finally received an offer letter and I was excited to join. However, before I could join I needed to be given a security ...
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Would visiting a country in the Middle East jeopardize my security clearance?

I am about to apply for a security clearance through my company. My father wants me to travel with him to our home country in the Middle East. I am worried that this might result in my application ...
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DHS public trust clearance

One of the TOP ten government contractor applied for DHS Public trust clearance for me. It took about 5 months for approval. By that time clearance being approved, I joined another job which does not ...
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Principle of Least Privilege in the Workplace [closed]

I have been trying to figure out how, logistically, large corporations focused on one huge product (like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.) restrict the information known to employees such that ...
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Security clearance and drug use [closed]

Will recreational marijuana use preclude a person from obtaining Level III (Top Secret) security clearance in Canada? The Canadian CSE (Communications Security Establishment) website says: "The use ...
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Security clearance commitment as intern

I have an internship at a government contractor and just handed in my security clerance papers (TS/SCI). I heard they are expensive to sponsor, if I decide not to return to the company in the future ...
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Unclear about security clearance question

I have a question regarding about the Security Clearance at a Air Force in US. I have phone interview next Monday and I do not possess a security clearance. Do jobs requiring a clearance require that ...
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What happens to security clearance when not hired, leaving or moving companies?

I'm currently in the process of being hired with a federal contracting company in the US and I'm going through the secret clearance process for the first time. I've filled out all the paperwork and ...
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Is a breach of copyright a disqualifying factor in security clearances?

If I'm known to have breached copyright in software systems, trade secrets and intellectual property of commercial firms, will that be a deciding factor for being granted government security ...
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How do I ask the employer for a confirmation that access was revoked to accounts that weren't mine?

When I'll leave I will be asking for an official letter confirming that my accounts on the server, mails etc. were disabled so they can't blame me if something happens (I don't want to be held ...
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How do I minimize risk from a contingent job offer?

So I have recently received two job offers from two different companies. Both jobs are cleared positions and are contingent on my ability to obtain that clearance(not an issue). In talking with the ...
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My job experience is classified [duplicate]

I have worked for two years at a government contractor on a number of classified projects. I am now hunting for a new job, but I am running into a significant problem: I can't answer questions about ...
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security clearance and self employment

I am up for a job that will get me a Secret Clearance. Between 2006-2009, I was a contractor. I had 5 contracts. 4 of them I was self employed. 1 I was a w-2. For the w-2 there should be a record ...
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How common is the use of the polygraph for security cleared jobs?

I asked in a comment to an answer to the question Security clearance jobs: will security make it hard to get work done? whether real life agencies are as enamoured of the polygraph as their portrayal ...
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Security clearance jobs: will security make it hard to get work done?

In many government or defense contractor jobs, some level of security clearance is required because the work is supposed to be "secret". In other words, employees aren't allowed to talk about what ...
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How can I monitor my own DoD security clearance?

In the Washington, DC area, having a security clearance is a prerequisite for many jobs, but the actual "holding" of the clearance seems to always be the province of the company for which one works. ...