Recruitment Process

Security Clearance

Security Clearance

While not all the jobs we offer require clearance, a fair number of them do. Our work as a global company includes shaping and providing systems, technologies and solutions to the DoD, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence community and other sensitive clients and sectors. This is why our workforce includes professionals who are cleared.

Explore our cleared job opportunities — whether you have an active clearance, a lapsed clearance, or have never been cleared.

The benefits of having a security clearance.

  • You will have the option to work on a greater number and variety of technical programs and projects - job opportunities that would otherwise not be available to you due to their sensitive and critical nature;
  • Having a clearance generally widens and increases your career choices and advancement opportunities;
  • Even a security designation that has lapsed is valuable. Companies are more willing to hire individuals who have demonstrated they can pass the background investigation that precedes the clearance. In addition, depending on how long it has been since you last had clearance, the investigation process can take much less time than for people who have never been cleared.

More information.
A security clearance is
...a determination by the United States government that a person is eligible for access to classified information.

There are basically three levels of security clearance
...Confidential, Secret and Top Secret. (C, S and TS) that individuals can obtain for purposes of employment with us.

We will sponsor your clearance
...if you do not have a clearance designation or if your designation has lapsed. Obtaining security clearances for employees is routine for us. We are well versed in all the requirements and nuances. We will initiate your application, walk you through the application and investigatory elements, and beyond.

The process begins with an application.
The amount of information requested in the application depends on the type of cleared designation that is being pursued. Required details may include past and current employment history, locations in which you have lived, the names of roommates and friends, financial history, travel history, groups or affiliations, and more.

A background investigation is a must
...the scope of which varies, based on the level of the clearance being sought.

The investigation generally includes: verification of U.S. citizenship; a polygraph; fingerprinting; a test for illegal drugs; credit and records checks; interviews with former and current colleagues, neighbors, friends, professors; a search of investigative files and other records at Federal agencies; a search for criminal records; a personal interview with you; etc.

Once you have your security clearance must be kept "active." This is accomplished by passing a reinvestigation, the time frame of which depends on the level of your clearance (Top Secret, reinvestigation every five years; Secret, every ten years; Confidential, every fifteen years).

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