Management

You May Have to Wait 2 Years to Get That Security Clearance

The metrics fail to capture the real-world impact of the backlog, which includes careers put on hold and the loss of top talent, says Raytheon's Jane Chappell.

Management

The Office of Personnel Management Could Soon Lose One of Its Most Significant Functions

The White House is considering a major overhaul of the entire background investigation program, as well as other potential changes.

Management

State Department Relied on Bad Data for Considering Clearance Times, Cost

Officials can only loosely estimate the time it takes to process clearances, and they don’t track the costs.

Management

Legal Drug Use And Your Security Clearance

The Office of Personnel Management aims to clarify sensitive issues with its new application form.

Management

The Government Wants You to Stop the Next Edward Snowden

For security clearance holders, the DHS campaign “If You See Something Say Something” is not a slogan—it’s a mandate.

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OPM’s Telework Policy for Parents Is An Exercise in Distrust

Even the most careful teleworker is going to have a less than ideal situation arise during the course of a few months or years.

Management

The Top 10 Reasons People Are Denied a Security Clearance

Know what issues could cause problems in your own background investigation before you apply.

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Why Donald Trump (and His Family) Won’t Be Subject to Security Clearance Background Checks

A CIA chef undergoes more scrutiny for his job than does the president to receive the nation’s most closely-held secrets.

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Why are More Employees Job Hopping?

A recent survey found 47 percent of cleared candidates have been in their jobs less than 3 years.

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Politicians and Security Clearances

Lawmakers (and aspiring presidents) don’t go through the same background investigation process required of everyone else.

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How to Prevent an Office Dispute From Sabotaging Your Security Clearance

It’s relatively easy for a supervisor or coworker to call your conduct into question, turning a personal vendetta into a career killer.

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Security Clearance Process

Over the past several years, navigating the clearance process has become a roller coaster ride.

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Your Social Media Habits Could Soon Affect Your Security Clearance

No one’s going to ask for your login credentials, but public information will be fair game.

Management

Why You Hate Your Job

Happiness is linked to expectations. Learn to manage them.