TSS Clearances

Subject: TSS Clearances
From: Annamaria Profit <inteltek2 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 21:58:21 -0500


Bonnie,
Top-secret clearances are granted only to folks who need them. You won't need one until you accept a job with a government contractor working with/having access to top secret materials. The real caveat is that it takes 6 months to process the clearance. So companies, and IT companies/defense contractors particularly, are desperate to hire writers who already have TSS clearances, because by the time the uncleared writer gets cleared to access the data, half the contract has expired! I see at least 10 jobs a month begging for writers with established TSS clearances (mostly in the PA, DE, MD, VA, DC, TX, CA areas). The regs also tightened as a result of 9/11, so they're even more desperate.

At 02:09 PM 3/19/02 -0500, Bonnie Granat wrote:
I see jobs advertised that say that a top-secret security clearance is
required, but when I visit the U.S. Government Web site that purportedly
explains how to obtain a security clearance, I am told that one cannot do so
without first being hired.

Does anyone understand this particular government secret?


Annamaria Profit
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