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Lindy Kyzer

Policy

Defense Personnel to Get Crash Course in OpSec

But various problems have observers wondering whether it's a waste of time.

Science & Tech

Progress Is Finally Being Made on Security Clearance Backlog

“For the first time ever, the executive and legislative branches are on the same page about this issue.”

Science & Tech

You May Have to Wait 2 Years to Get That Security Clearance

The metrics fail to capture the real-world impact of the backlog, which includes careers put on hold and the loss of top talent, says Raytheon\'s Jane Chappell.

Science & Tech

State Department Has No Idea What It Costs to Give Security Clearances

Despite orders from Congress last year, Foggy Bottom can't say what clearances cost or how long they take.

Ideas

The Government Wants You to Stop the Next Edward Snowden

New rules mean you could lose your security clearance if you don’t Say Something when you See Something.

Ideas

Need a New Security Clearance? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

If you work for the government, you need to understand the process and the terminology.

Business

Got a Clearance? Getting a Job Just Got Harder

The OPM hack has slowed hiring for jobs requiring a security clearance, a recent survey shows.