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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.

Security Clearance Process

The DoD Consolidated Adjudication Facility (CAF) unveiled a brand new website in May that is surprisingly forthcoming in providing information about adjudications, appeals, security clearance announcements/news, and even DoD CAF job openings. This is quite a refreshing change to what in the past has always seemed to be a shadow

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Security Clearance Jobs

In a recent article posted by Federal News Radio, the National Security Agency announced the advent of a new Intelligence Community job site designed specifically for those seeking government jobs that require the specialized skills and qualifications that the IC member agencies are looking for. Alongside the NSA are the

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Polygraph

Lately there has been a lot of discussion and questions on the site regarding polygraphs and in response I have put together this general information. Keep in mind that each agency has its own criteria and policies regarding the use of polygraphs and acceptable results. NDI = A ‘passed’ polygraph

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Career Advice

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is the training branch for Office of the Director of National Intelligence and it offers training support to all government agencies, contracted government security and intelligence industry companies, and private sector corporate entities who may be the target of collection efforts by criminals or

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