People from across the country with security
clearance have an opportunity to apply to more than 80 employers, including
nine federal agencies, about potential defense and intelligence
The Baltimore Sun reports that some positions that have been advertised
recently include opportunities with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency,
which is moving to Fort Meade from Virginia.
Another agency is the Army Cyber Command, which was looking to hire up to 100
people to help defend the Army's computer network, according to Colonel Brian
Moore, the agency's chief of staff.
Candidates with security clearance
have a leg up on the rest of the
competition, as Jerome Duncan, a specialist with the Maryland Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation, pointed out that approximately 60 percent of defense jobs
offered required such qualifications.
Making sure one's security clearance is updated is critical to maintain this
advantage in the job search, and the Office of Personnel Security and
Suitability alerts individuals when it comes time for their required periodic