[Novalug] OT: Baiting Beltway Bandits [was: What is your "Linux admin IQ?"]
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Mon Oct 5 11:07:18 EDT 2009
Tux Subscriber Dave Aronson wrote:
> American Dave <novalug at soupy.org> wrote:
>> Security clearances are formalities. Most places that
>> "require" them are perfectly willing to sponsor them.
> Er, sort of. IF they have profitable uncleared (or lower-cleared
> work, if you have a lower clearance) work for you to do while the
> clearance "bakes", and they don't need the cleared spot filled
> immediately, then yes. However, this combination does seem to be a
> rarity. In the vast majority of cases they'll happily pay a premium
> for someone with a clearance already.
If I were the DoD, I wouldn't give any company that didn't have
Uncleared Work any Cleared work, because they would be Incapable of
Parking their Uncleared People.
Also, from what I have heard recently, Clearances don't come
Incrementally, they come "All At Once". So if you are being investigated
for a TS, you are either Cleared at TS Level or Uncleared. No Interim,
Confidential, or Secret Levels. This is Just Plain Stupid, as is Redoing
the work. While Clearances need to be Updated, Past Investigation
Results need to Be Remembered.
And wasn't the DHS gonna straighten out all this Clearance Redundancy
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