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Apr
16
Marko Hakamaa
Security Clearance Reciprocity Does Not Apply to Secret Service Jobs
Getting/Updating a Clearance, Security Cleared Jobs
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So you have a Top Secret clearance and want to apply for a Secret Service position that requires the same or lower level of clearance; no problem under the rules of reciprocity, right? Wrong! The Secret Service is one of the few exceptions when it comes to an agency being required to accept the security clearance decisions of other agencies.

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Apr
2
Marko Hakamaa
What are DOE “Q” or “L” Clearances?
Clearance Jobs, Getting/Updating a Clearance
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The Atomic Energy Act of 1946 gives the Department of Energy (DOE) the authority and responsibility for all nuclear energy information for the United States Government. The DOE grants “Q” or “L” access authorizations allowing individuals access to classified material when required by his or her official duties, or when eligibility for access to or control over special nuclear material or information is needed. So what is the difference between “Q” and Top Secret and “L” and Secret?

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Mar
27
Marko Hakamaa
The United Kingdom Security Clearance Vetting Process
Getting/Updating a Clearance, Uncategorized
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The United Kingdom, one of our closest allies, conducts security vetting much in the same way as the U.S. does in granting security clearances, but there are some differences in terminology and level of inquiries. The Defense Business Services (DBS) National Security Vetting (NSV) branch is their equivalent of our Office of Personnel Management and carries out most of the national security vetting. The U.K. breaks down their security vetting into four main levels of Government security clearance:

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