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Dirty Drug Tests and the “One Time Use” Excuse

By Sean Bigley / June 17, 2018

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone who tested positive on a random drug test claim they only used drugs once – right before their test – I’d be a rich man.

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Government Agencies Seek Shorter Path To Hiring Tech Talent

By Peter Suciu / June 16, 2018

In May the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it would consider new ways to make it easier for agencies to hire individuals for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and cybersecurity positions.

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Intermediate and Expert Level IT Certifications

By Ron Kness / June 15, 2018

Once one has the basics down and job experience, it may be time to move up the ladder and get an intermediate or expert-level certification.

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Former Contractor Sentenced After Making CD Labeled “My Secret TACMO Stuff”

By Tom McCuin / June 15, 2018

If something should go without saying, I've learned, it's probably a good idea to say it a few more times. Things like, "when you have access to nuclear secrets, do not make copies of the information and store them at home, even if you aren't actually planning on ever giving them to people who shouldn't have them."

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When You’re So Sick of Your Job You Disappear for 30 Years

By Lindy Kyzer / June 14, 2018

Have you ever felt so absolutely sick of your job that you just wanted to get up and walk away from your desk - for good? One airman did - and it took nearly 35 years to find him.

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Personnel Security Statistics – Understanding Security Clearance Stats

By Marko Hakamaa / June 14, 2018

The issues causing an alert under continuous evaluation aren't surprising - unless you consider the larger number of triggers under the 'drug use' adjudicative criteria.

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The Definition of a Military Exercise and Why It Matters in North Korea

By Tom McCuin / June 14, 2018

As much as we’d like it to be true, Mark Twain never said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Similarly, Isaac Asimov may or may not have said, “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those […]

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