Security Clearance Expectations for 2024

The security clearance marketplace continues to grow more challenging for recruiters and hiring managers. Unfortunately, 2024 looks to be more of the same, with heavy competition for cleared candidates and national security professionals. Evan Lesser, founder and president of, talks about what companies and federal agencies can expect from the cleared community in 2024, how they can address the current talent crunch, and initiatives and features to come for the ClearanceJobs community.

In the second half of the show, ClearanceJobs’ Lindy Kyzer and legal correspondent Sean Bigley discuss what to do if you think there may be someone out there in your past or present looking to ‘get you.’ If you have a bad reference (or a few), what impact might that make in the security clearance process?