Obtaining Security Clearance
Getting, obtaining, updating a new security clearance or going through the Periodic Reinvestigation process
We’ve had a lot of threads here where people have briefly discussed how they obtained their clearance. Let’s make it official.. Tell us: When you received your clearance How long it took Which agency issued it Whether you received it as a contractor or Federal worker Any other interesting details
Only a year? See security clearance. I know a lot of job seekers that would be very happy with only a year wait. The average time we’ve recorded over the past 12 months to obtain a clearance from beginning the final award is 14-18 months. What about you?
In yesterday’s USA Today, a report titled “White House looks for faster top secret clearances” details the positive efforts of Office of Management and Budget deputy director Clay Johnson to reduce the security clearance backlog. The idea, is that extensive background checks, specifically interviewing a clearance applicant’s friends and neighbors
It has been over a year (since May 2005) that a national news organization has come out to declare the security clearance backlog as a major security risk. In 2005 during Congressional hearings, the “security threat” language was last used. Surprisingly, the topic hasn’t been put in these terms in