TS/SCI stands for Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information. For a TS/SCI clearance, the Department of Defense extensively vets military members and civilian employees. You can read about average security clearance processing timelines in our article here. Here’s what you need to know about getting a TS/SCI security clearance. Security Clearance Levels For members of the Department […]
Security clearances are essential for many federal service jobs and military occupational specialties. Whether you are a military or civilian member of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Space Force, you’ll need a security clearance to access the classified information you need to do your job. Getting a clearance is not […]
Military service often requires a security clearance. Whether you’re a military member, a federal civilian employee or a contractor, you must obtain a security clearance if you need to access classified information while working for the Department of Defense (DOD). DOD may also require you to have a clearance to work with certain equipment or […]
Military security clearances (as well as their civilian counterparts) require a lengthy process of interviewing, researching, and background investigation. This process is a requirement in order to be approved for a Confidential, Secret or Top Secret clearance. In addition to clearance procedures to handle, access, or otherwise access Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret classified items, […]
What is a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS SCI) security clearance and how does it work? The key to understanding SCI is to understand how security clearances work overall. What many don’t understand is that even with a security clearance, an individual contractor, employee, uniformed service member, or even a commander may not be granted […]
The issue of security clearances comes up for both military members and civilian employees working for the federal government. Clearances are granted in order to allow troops, employees, and contractors access to sensitive information, facilities or circumstances and are not granted lightly. What you don’t know about the security clearance process won’t hurt you by […]
A security clearance can be a significant advantage for a veteran or soon-to-be-separating service members who are seeking employment. Thousands of employers in fields such as commercial defense and government agencies are seeking to find qualified employees with active or current security clearance positions. Skills in demand vary greatly but include engineering, programming, intelligence, overseas […]
What is a DoD security clearance? If you are considering a federal job, you’ll be required to consent to a basic background check including a review of your credit history and legal entanglements. This basic check is to ensure those hired are suitable for federal service potentially working with controlled information (not necessarily classified). Those […]
Active duty military members must periodically renew their security clearances. And, depending on your clearance level, this may be a particularly intrusive process. With the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, many troops have asked if holding Bitcoin or other crypto types will affect their clearances. As such, we’ll use this article to outline some security clearance […]
The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) was used as the “security clearance system of record” for most DoD security clearances. In March 2021, the use of JPAS was phased out and replaced by the DoD’s Defense Information System for Security (DISS). This article describes what JPAS was and how it worked, and what it was […]
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