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National Security Agency Gains Employee Loyalty
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How many Federal agencies or large corporations do you know of that can claim having a 96.7% employee retention rate year in year out? Not many! However, the National Security Agency bucks the trend by winning the hearts and loyalty of their employees to ensure they are satisfied in their work and career development. An article on Federal News Radio outlined some the specific reasons most NSA employees are content to stay and not look for jobs elsewhere. Career development opportunities ranked as one of the top reasons; the agency has built a culture that encourages employees to spend 10-20% of their time spent at work on self-development. Interns and long term employees alike have numerous choices to go on details within other agency departments, attend programs for interns or graduate school, and enroll in other mid-level career development classes in order to expand their range of knowledge and skills. more

Ask Your Clearance Questions – Part 24
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Our popular ongoing series allows you to ask your most complex questions regarding security clearances and our regular contributors of present and former clearance investigators and adjudicators will try to answer them. The rules are listed below. Failure to abide by them will mean your question will be deleted.

NOTE: Due to the volume of questions we receive, we cannot answer all of them. Selected questions that have not been answered in the past are most likely be answered. more

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Defense Intelligence Agency Job Opportunities – Explore Careers at this Lesser-Known Agency
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As one of the five major U.S. national intelligence agencies (the others being the CIA, NSA, NRO, and NGIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is one of the more secretive ones and is not often mentioned in news media or public opinion. Their headquarters is located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. (with elements located at the new Intelligence Community Campus- Bethesda) and it is estimated that they employ over 16,500 personnel all across the world. First established in 1961 by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, their mission today has evolved from just being responsible for policy and management over all DoD intelligence resources and functions to now overseeing operations that include human intelligence collection (HUMINT), measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT), open-source intelligence (OSINT), and counterintelligence (CI), as well as operating the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center at Ft. Detrick and the Missile and Space Intelligence Center at Redstone Arsenal. more