Programmers with network engineering skills

Robert E. Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Wed Feb 29 13:12:51 CST 2012


>> Is clearance the problem, or the ability to obtain clearance due to
>> something in their background?  If your work requires it, you should have
>> some recourse for applicants to obtain the required clearance, no?
>
> My understanding is that while primary and subcontractor companies can
> put people in the sponsoring organization's clearance granting queue,
> it takes so long to get someone through the queue that for high-level
> positions they essentially make having the clearance already a
> prerequisite.

Things have gotten a lot better than they used to be.  My
understanding is that these days a DoD collateral TS is routinely
completed in < 6 months.

-r




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