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Subject:RE: Secret government information From:"Sella Rush" <srush -at- MusicNet -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 19 Mar 2002 15:02:56 -0800
It's true, security clearances are initiated by employers, not individuals, and a good thing too, because the cost for a "top-secret" clearance is in the thousands (like over $10K). (Other clearance levels, such as "secret" have other costs.)
>From what I've seen, job ads referencing security clearances mean one of two things:
* must be able to get a security clearance--they don't want to hire someone who can't pass
* must already have a security clearance, paid for by a former employer--usually means they want someone who can get started on confidential work right away (clearances have varying time limits on them, I believe)
Based on my experience (working with people getting clearances, not getting one myself), it can and does take months to get a clearance processed and approved.
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