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Marko Hakamaa

Marko Hakamaa served in various military police positions with the United States Army worldwide for 22 years before retiring in 2006 as a Master Sergeant. Afterwards, he transitioned into the civilian workforce as a contractor background investigator for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before entering civil service as a Security Specialist in 2009.


Unless you have been hiding under a rock in the caves of Afghanistan over the past two years, you may have heard of the Federal Government’s push to lock down and secure access to IT systems and applications. The impetus behind this was a mandate from the Office of Management and Budget

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Security Clearance Jobs

Located directly in the middle of most of the agencies that make up the Intelligence Community, ODNI Director James Clapper opened the new state of the art campus named Intelligence Agency Campus-Bethesda (ICC-B) that will house up to 3,000 employees who had been previously moved to Ft. Belvoir in 2011. According

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Background Investigations

Late last Fall the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) implemented the first 2 tiers of the new 5-tier background investigation process that was approved through collaboration between OPM and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Although OPM did not send out an official notice to the field

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Career AdviceCybersecuritySecurity Clearance Jobs

It is no wonder that cyber-related jobs are among the fastest growing careers fields in this day and age. Technology drives everything we do and in order to gain the advantage over competitors and potential enemies we have to be able to not only operate in the cyber-world, but have

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