This week on “Fed Access”, Evan Lesser, president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch to give us an update on the current state of the clearance jobs market, and the security clearance backlog.
Currently it’s taking much longer than expected for workers to get cleared, and Lesser will explain why that is happening, and what can be done to improve and speed up the process. He says in some cases, top secret security clearances are taking 447 days to complete. That’s up from 381 days during the first quarter of 2017.
Finally he talks about an update to The Standard Form (SF) 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, which clarifies the definition of drug use by stipulating whether it is legal under federal law.
From how to win government jobs and contracts, to veterans issues to the latest national security challenges, host Derrick T. Dortch explores the world of the federal government and provides you the access needed to succeed. Subscribe to Fed Access’ audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne.