Security clearances in the age of Covid-19

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Evan Lesser, founder & president,

This week on Fed Access, Evan Lesser, founder and president of, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss how restrictions put in place by the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic are affecting the security clearance process.

According to Lesser, it currently takes about 180 days for a worker to get cleared, and about 300 days to get a top secret security clearance, but he expects those processing times will increase.

He also says job interviews with cleared professionals are now being conducted remotely instead of face to face and adds that right now, despite the rise in unemployment in the private sector, the job market continues to be good for workers with security clearances.


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