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For security-clearance holders, flat is the new up, when it comes to salaries and earnings. The good news is trends may grow more optimistic going forward. A Washington Post article discussed recent trends in security clearance compensation and the possible reasons for the decline.  When it comes to surveying salary,

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As a security professional I do a lot of reading and research to keep up with the constant changes in my chosen career field.  During the course of my reading I have come to the conclusion that many people who apply for federal contractor or civil servant positions seem confused

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So, your clearance rockets your resume to the top of the pile and secures you an interview.  But what can you do during the interview to lock the position?  Impress them with your “soft skills.” “Soft skills” include characteristics like integrity, optimism, a sense of humor, good manners, empathy, etc.  Employers are

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A civilian Marine Corps advisor who made waves for repeated calls to increase the number of Mine-Resistant-Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles in theater has gotten his job – and his security clearance – back. Franz Gayl was relieved of his job and had his security clearance suspended last year, after being accused

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