Supply and Demand
A Historical Review of Cleared Candidates Versus Security Cleared Jobs
THERE ARE FEWER CLEARED CANDIDATES IN CIRCULATION.
Mandatory reduction. 2013 mandate required a 10% reduction in number of issued clearances.
Unexpected Success. The mandate was twice as successful as intended, reducing the candidate pool by an additional 11%, or about 1.1 million candidates.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS ARE TAKING LONGER
Timeline of Security Clearance Reductions
What Recruiters Are Saying
Comments on how the slowing security clearance process is affecting hiring.
The New Barren Security Cleared Marketplace
Join Evan Lesser, founder of ClearanceJobs, for a brief history lesson about how the marketplace got so competitive, and (more importantly) what you as a recruiter need to do to compete in this tight marketplace.
Three years ago, between the fiscal cliff and sequestration, recruiters couldn’t get budget or approval to hire anyone. Now, the funding is here to hire – but where are the candidates?
How’d we get here? And more importantly – what can you do about it?
For more insights, read the transcript from a recent interview on 2017 hiring trends with ClearanceJobs President, Evan Lesser.
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.