Supply and Demand
A Historical Review of Cleared Candidates Versus Security Cleared Jobs
THERE ARE FEWER CLEARED CANDIDATES IN CIRCULATION.
Never has there been so few cleared professionals, with the population down 35% since 2013.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS ARE TAKING TOO LONG
What Recruiters Are Saying
Comments on how the slowing security clearance process is affecting hiring.
The Security Cleared Marketplace under Pressure
Changing perceptions in the workforce, low unemployment, and ongoing issues with lengthy clearance processing times have yielded the most challenging hiring environment ever for security-cleared employers.
Recruiters and hiring managers are under pressure, having to prove their own worth in a marketplace where fewer hires and increased costs are now the norm.
Evan Lesser, founder of ClearanceJobs, and Charles Sowell, Chief Operating Officer at iWorks Corporation discuss the latest in the cleared marketplace, as well as offer advice on what—and what not—to do:
Security Clearance FAQs - Questions and answers related to US Government security clearances, including those administered under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), and compiled by ClearanceJobs.com.
National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) Updates includes data on the timeliness performance for submission, investigation and adjudication processing times for DoD Industry, DoE and NRC.
Annual Report on Security Clearance Determinations report issued by The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The report includes data on the number of cleared employees and contractors, as well as current security clearance processing times.
Insider Threat and Security Clearance Reform progress update issued by The Performance Accountability Council’s Program Management Office. The report tracks progress on mitigating the inherent risks and vulnerabilities posed by personnel with trusted access to government information, facilities, systems, and other personnel.
The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) issues an annual report to the President on the status of the security classification programs in both Government and industry.