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Q: Top Secret Clearance ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Top Secret Clearance
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: indrid-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Jul 2002 17:23 PDT
Expires: 26 Aug 2002 17:23 PDT
Question ID: 45944
The job market in the IS industry is flooded.  Many available jobs are
in the private sector for government agencies, however require a TOP
Secret Clearance or "TOP SECRET/SCI CLEARANCE" or "Position requires
the possession of an active TS/SCI security clearance."  How does one
obtain this clearance to be considered for these opportunities?
Subject: Re: Top Secret Clearance
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 27 Jul 2002 17:41 PDT
Hi there,

After searching for "top secret" clearance on Google I found an
article at
which explains: "So how do you go about obtaining security clearance?
Unfortunately, individuals aren’t allowed to apply on their own
behalf. The request must come from an employer".

This Washington post article linked from the above article describes
the 6-18 month process -

Google's cache of the Defense Security Services FAQ page can be found
here: ://
(the DSS' site is really slow) This site describes what the DSS is,
what a clearance is and how one is obtained, among other things.

Hope that's what you're looking for!

Google search terms used:
"top secret" clearance
Subject: Re: Top Secret Clearance
From: weisstho-ga on 27 Jul 2002 18:12 PDT
No question about it. The request MUST come from the employer.
Subject: Re: Top Secret Clearance
From: robertw-ga on 29 Jul 2002 10:27 PDT
Look here for more info:

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