Career Pathways in the IC – From Intelligence Community to Facility Security

The national security workforce needs to onboard the next generation of security talent, but career pathways in the national security space aren’t always linear, and you don’t always find a clear path in a college career guide. Janet Nalls, director and chief of staff at Netcentrics joins the podcast to discuss national security and how she transitioned from an intelligence career supporting intelligence at agencies like ODNI and the White House, to her current role as chief of staff and Facility Security Officer with a government contractor. She talked about critical skills for an FSO, how to create a cohesive security program, and why disparate adjudicative decisions make the clearance process more complicated than it needs to be – and more!