Security clearances

  • DoD hoping for shorter GAO High Risk List

    The Defense Department’s leader of business process reform said Friday that she’s hopeful the Government Accountability Office will remove one of DoD’s high risk areas from its biennial list of government trouble spots. GAO is expected to issue the list within the next several weeks.

  • Background checks move to the forefront

    The Supreme Court has refused to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don’t have security clearances and don’t work on secret projects. Debra Roth explains what’s going on here.

  • Don’t get your security clearance all furloughed up

    A government shutdown has been avoided for now. But if one would occur, federal employees with security clearances might want to be careful. Employee attorney John Mahoney explains.

  • Clearance jobs and the government shutdown

    ClearanceJobs.com editor Lindy Kyzer joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of the current job market and what you can do to find out which jobs are available. April 8, 2011 (Encore presentation April 29, 2011)

  • DoD clearance success paves way for future

    Management leaders in the Defense Department said a dogged and determined end-to-end examination of the government’s complex security clearance processes got that topic off of GAO’s high risk list this year. That approach is coming to the rest of DoD’s back office operations.

  • Wall Street or Walmart: What’s in your future?

    Feds who retire with special skills and top-secret clearances often move into top jobs on Wall Street, with credit card companies or even back in government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for those stripped of their clearances, life after Uncle Sam may mean a security guard job at a box store …

  • Job outlook for feds with security clearances

    Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Evan Lesser, founder of ClearanceJobs.com. They will discuss a new survey conducted by the organization. May 4, 2012(Encore presentation May 25, 2012)

  • Federal Drive interviews — May 17

    The Federal Drive talks to NASA’s deputy administrator about the first commercial space launch and ClearanceJobs.com’s Evan Lesser about speeding up the clearance process.

  • EPA fixes security classification shortcomings

    An inspector general report found the Environmental Protection Agency’s national security information infrastructure needed improvement in light of a 2009 executive order. The report called for more comprehensive information security guidelines and better regulation of employees’ security clearances.

  • Agencies face ‘hodge-podge’ guidance on security clearances

    The federal government has issued more than 4.8 million security clearances to federal civilians, military service members and contractors. But the process for determining what positions require clearances amounts to little more than a “hodge-podge” across agencies, an official with the Government Accountability Office told Federal News Radio.