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psu89
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I want to get information about obtaining the different clearances (secret, interim secret, etc.) I am guessing this is through the FBI, am I right? How long does it take? Is there a charge? Any info/tips would be appreciated.

Thanks

Brian Marofsky
Student of Computer Forensics

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Posted : 02/08/2005 8:37 am
schlecht
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Clearances are obtained when needed. If you are a contractor for the G, you have to have a sponsoring agency to get you the background investigation and eventually the Clearance. It's not something you just get and keep on your resume.If you have/had a clearance it can help in getting another one - but that's up to the receiving agency.

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Posted : 02/08/2005 9:10 am
fatrabbit
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Also clearances expire meaning regular expense if you want them indefinitely. Some of the higher clearances expire within a year.

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Posted : 02/08/2005 6:30 pm
psu89
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Thanks for the info.

Any thoughts on where I can find an externship in Maryland?

Thanks,
Brian

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Posted : 02/08/2005 7:25 pm
schlecht
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Either call the agencies that you might be interested in, or browse the OPM site where G jobs are listed. They do have a section for Internship/Co-Op positions.

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Posted : 02/08/2005 8:12 pm
psu89
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Thanks everyone.

Any ideas for private sector jobs? I am wondering what job titles to search for as well as job sites.

Brian

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Posted : 09/08/2005 7:38 pm
infosecwriter
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The DSS also does investigations for clearances if you are in the Department of Defense. Lots of forensics work in DoD.

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Posted : 10/05/2006 5:27 am
bjgleas
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The DSS also does investigations for clearances if you are in the Department of Defense. Lots of forensics work in DoD.

Well… not since April 29th… wink

http//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042801878.html

The Pentagon stopped processing security clearances for government contractors this week, potentially exacerbating a shortage of employees authorized to work on the government's most secret programs.

The Defense Security Service blamed overwhelming demand and a budget shortfall for the halt, which caught the government contracting community by surprise. Already, 3,000 applications have been put on hold, said Cindy McGovern, a DSS spokeswoman.

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Posted : 10/05/2006 11:31 am
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