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1. WHAT IS AN INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL SECURITY CLEARANCE? An industrial personnel security clearance, referred to as a "PCL", is an administrative determination that an industrial employee is eligible for access to classified information. This determination is based on investigation and review of available personal data and a finding that access is clearly consistent with national interests. 2. WHO ISSUES THE PERSONNEL SECURITY CLEARANCE?The Dep... more
If you're looking for work that may require a security clearance, make sure you study the fine print. Usually, employers will let you know that the work requires a security clearance. However, sometimes rather than stating in the contract that a security clearance is needed for the job, they'll include it as part of the work order requirements. This can be a potentially messy situation for both parties, but we found a Q and A from Ask a Profes... more
Military.com | May 07, 2013
When applying for a security clearance, just about every aspect of your life gets scrutinized. You might worry that investigators will find something that disqualifies you, and that can lead to temptation: why not just lie about one or two small things that might get you in trouble? The fact of the matter is, lying at any point in your application is a big problem. You'll most likely get caught, and at best the fabrication will be a red flag t... more
Not all security clearance applications require a polygraph, but when they are necessary it helps to know what you're getting into. According to William Henderson, a retired federal clearance investigator and author of "Security Clearance Manual," polygraphs are usually only issued "for Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) and other Special Access Programs (SAP)." Some federal jobs do require a polygraph regardless of the clearance level re... more
As those in the intelligence community know, in 2010 the Intelligence Authorization Act required "the President to submit an annual report to Congress on the security clearance process, to include the total number of security clearances across government and in-depth metrics on the timeliness of security clearance determination in the Intelligence Community." While the information is designed for politicians and pundits, anyone trying to obtai... more
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