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How Social Media Can Come Back to Bite You During the Security Clearance Process

Lindy Kyzer joins the podcast to discuss networks like Twitter and Tiktok relates to the continuous vetting of employees working for the federal government.

Even compared to widespread internet adoption, social media is pretty new. Despite its relative newness, at least seventy percent of Americans use one or another social media platform regularly, according to Pew Research. The internet is forever, of course, so the digital paper trail is a part of the security clearance process.

 Lindy Kyzer is the editor of, a former Defense Department employee and, as a GovExec contributor, has a post right now headlined “Social Media Monitoring in the Security Clearance Process.” She joined the podcast to discuss her post and the social media vetting process for security clearances.

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