ACTION / Cybersecurity Professionals – Nov 17th Career Fair JUST for you!

You DO NOT need a security clearance for this event.

As an experienced Cyber Security Professional, this even is exclusively for you.

Should You Attend ?

Employers are seeking a minimum of 2 years of Cyber Security experience

Active Military and Veterans are invited for Complimentary Breakfast at 9am.

TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event

Tuesday, November 17th
The Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
8861 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

9am – 10am: Career Seminar by Deloitte and moderated by Bruce Benedict of Battlefield Resumes who will also be conducting complimentary resume evaluations.

10am – 3pm: Hiring Event

Register to attend: 

Cybersecurity Jobs

Interview Face-to-Face with this growing list of companies including:

780th Military Cyber Brigade
Assured Information Security
Analyst Warehouse
AT&T Government Solutions
BAE Systems
Battlefield Resumes
Harris Corporation
—  Seeking Security Managers with SAP (Special Access Programs) backgrounds and ISSOs. Positions available in Fort Meade MD area, Dayton OH and San Antonio TX.
Intel Security
L-3 National Security Solutions
Lockheed Martin
PFP Cybersecurity
PlanIT Group – Virtual Exhibitor
Security University
SEI at Carnegie Mellon
Tangent International Group and more to be added…

Interview for hot jobs including:

Analyst & Auditor
Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Computer Scientist & Enterprise Security Architect
Information Analyst & Information Tech Specialist
IT Security Director & Risk Management Manager
IT Security Specialist, Manager, Network & Infrastructure Privacy Program Manager
Security Analyst & Architect
Senior Advisor on Security Oversight
Senior IA, Specialist
Strategic Planning Officer
Vulnerability Manager & more…

We wish you the best of luck with advancing your Cyber Career!

About Career Fairs and Event Recruiters

IntelligenceCareers.comRecruiters, Career Fairs and Finding Success

About Recruiters / Meet Our Recruiters

Recruiters that you meet at career fairs come in three varieties:

  • Hunters – looking for a key hire, or 2, or 3. If the company seems right, but the recruiter ignores you, then get their literature and go to the corporate website.
  • Farmers – These recruiters seem genuinely interested in you, and everyone else they meet. Never walk away from a smile. These recruiters are looking for talent that they can grow.
  • Vacuum Cleaners – Some companies have lots of jobs and send out recruiters to just collect as many resumes as possible for post-event evaluation. Easy to spot as these recruiters generally avoid conversation, don’t discuss specific positions, and provide you with a generic ‘go to our website’ brochure or business card. It doesn’t mean that they don’t have tons of great jobs … but what does a vacuum cleaner know?! Get some corporate literature and follow up via the web.

Understanding Companies & Organizations

Defense Industry organizations do lots of things.

  • NEVER assume that the name of a company is a good indicator of what a company does. We know technology companies with no technology, and analytic organizations that never seem to hire analysts. Talk to them all.
  • Small companies often pay as well as large companies. Large companies may seem to offer more benefits and greater benefit … but often you are just a number. Small to medium-sized companies may actually appreciate you more. They do not have the flexible to hire tons of people so they like to hire and use you for your flexibility. Explore them all.
  • Everyone needs cleared administrative assistants, marketers, business developers, etc. … although these positions are often not advertised or listed on corporate literature. Ask. What have you got to lose?

Finding Success

You are a product. Be prepared to present yourself.

  • Know your skills. Be prepared: ‘I am seeking a junior (mid-level, senior-level) position as ___.’ Yes, you need to fill in the blank.
  • Know your value. Have a confident answer: I am seeking something between $X-Z. (We will have a career advisor on hand to help you figure out how many $$ you should be asking for. Ask for Wally).
  • Focus a recruiter’s attention. Before talking to a recruiter, read a piece of corporate literature, visit a company’s website, or scan the exhibition display board for a listing of the skills needed. Tell a recruiter, ‘I am interested in a junior/mid-level/senior position as ____, which your company has listed (advertised or posted on their website, etc.)

Best regards,
Bill Golden

Meet Our Recruiters at Events

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13 Things That Affect You Getting a Security Clearance

IntelligenceCareers.comInterim Clearances for
Industrial Personnel
(Defense Contractors)

All applicants for a personnel security clearance submitted by a cleared contractor will be routinely considered for an interim eligibility. An interim eligibility is usually granted within five days after the clearance application is submitted. An interim eligibility will permit the individual to have access to most of the classified information needed to perform his or her duties. The interim eligibility is made concurrently with the initiation of the investigation and will generally remain in effect until an investigation is completed, at which time the applicant is considered for a final eligibility.

The decision to issue or decline an interim eligibility is made by a DISCO adjudicator who considers 13 adjudicative guidelines. These same guidelines are also used by an adjudicator in considering whether to grant a final clearance. Common reasons for an interim declination:

1. Financial Considerations. For example, a history of not meeting financial obligations or an inability or unwillingness to satisfy debts.

2. Emotional, Mental and Personality Disorders. For example, information that suggests that an individual has a condition or treatment that may indicate a defect in judgment, reliability or stability.

3. Foreign Preference. For example, possession of a valid foreign passport.

4. Criminal Conduct. For example, felony arrests, multiple misdemeanor arrests or imprisonment for over one year.

5. Drug involvement. For example, recent drug use, illegal drug possession or drug dependence.

Not all of the above examples will result in the decline of an interim eligibility. There can be mitigating factors such as a particular behavior was not recent, or it was an isolated incident. Or, in the case of emotional, mental and personality disorders, mental health treatment for a temporary condition such as that caused by a death, illness or marital breakup.

Adjudicative Guidelines

Included with each guideline is an example of concerns that might prevent an adjudicator from issuing an interim eligibility. Again, these are examples and may not result in the decline of an interim eligibility if there are factors that mitigate the concerns.

1. Allegiance to the United States. An individual must be of unquestioned allegiance to the United States. The willingness to safeguard classified information is in doubt if there is any reason to suspect an individual’s allegiance to the United States. Example: membership in an organization that supports the overthrowing of the U.S. government.

2. Foreign influence. A security risk may exist when an individual’s immediate family, including cohabitants, and other persons to whom he or she may be bound by affection, influence, or obligation are not citizens of the United States or may be subject to duress. These situations could create the potential for foreign influence that could result in the compromise of classified information. Contacts with citizens of other countries or financial interests in other countries are also relevant to security determinations if they make an individual potentially vulnerable to coercion, exploitation, or pressure. Example: foreign financial interest or employment that may affect the individual’s security responsibility.

3. Foreign preference. When an individual acts in such a way as to indicate a preference for a foreign country over the United States, then he or she may be prone to provide information or make decisions that are harmful to the interests of the United States. Example: possession of a valid foreign passport.

4. Sexual behavior. Sexual behavior is a security concern if it involves a criminal offense, indicates a personality or emotional disorder, may subject the individual to coercion, exploitation, or duress, or reflects lack of judgment or discretion. Sexual orientation or preference may not be used as a basis for or a disqualifying factor in determining a person’s eligibility for a security clearance. Example: arrests for a sexual related crime.

5. Personal conduct. Conduct involving questionable judgment, untrustworthiness, unreliability, lack of candor, dishonesty or unwillingness to comply with rules and regulations could indicate that the person may not properly safeguard classified information. Example: subject left previous employment due to fraud.

6. Financial considerations. An individual who is financially overextended is at risk of having to engage in illegal acts to generate funds. Unexplained affluence is often linked to proceeds from financially profitable criminal acts. Example: a history of not meeting financial obligations or an inability or unwillingness to satisfy debts.

7. Alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol consumption often leads to the exercise of questionable judgment, unreliability, failure to control impulses, and increases the risk of unauthorized disclosure of classified information due to carelessness. Example: treatment for alcohol abuse.

8. Drug involvement. Improper or illegal involvement with drugs raises questions regarding an individual’s willingness or ability to protect classified information. Drug abuse or dependence may impair social or occupational functioning, increasing the risk of an unauthorized disclosure of classified information. Example: recent drug use, illegal drug possession or drug dependence.

9. Psychological conditions. Emotional, mental and personality disorders can cause a significant deficit in an individual’s psychological, social and occupational functioning. These disorders are of security concern because they may indicate a defect in judgment, reliability or stability. Example: information that suggests that an individual has a condition or treatment that may indicate a defect in judgment, reliability or stability.

10. Criminal conduct. A history or pattern of criminal activity creates doubt about a person’s judgment, reliability and trustworthiness. Example: felony arrests, multiple misdemeanor arrests or imprisonment for over one year.

11. Handling protected information. Noncompliance with security regulations raises doubt about an individual’s trustworthiness, willingness and ability to safeguard classified information. Example: multiple security violations.

12. Outside activities. Involvement in certain types of outside employment or activities is of security concern if it poses a conflict with an individual’s security responsibilities and could create an increased risk of unauthorized disclosure of classified information. Example: service or employment country or foreign national.

13. Use of Information Technology Systems. Noncompliance with rules, procedures, guidelines or regulations pertaining to information technology systems may raise security concerns about an individual’s trustworthiness, willingness, and ability to properly protect classified systems, networks, and information. Information Technology Systems include all related equipment used for the communication, transmission, processing, manipulation, and storage of classified or sensitive information. Example: viewing unauthorized web sites.

Security Clearances


For more information, visit:
Defense Security Service (DSS)
and learn about its very important role and impact regarding Defense Contractors

The Challenges of being a Recruiter

The Challenges of being a Recruiter
 HR and Recruiting Challenges

++ We need to hire this person yesterday.

++ No, we have no budget to find just this one candidate.

++ This is a perfect fit. Can you find one that will work for $20K less?

++ Just go on the Internet and list the job in social media. 

++ Yes, a perfect match to the job requirements. Can they also do X, Y or Z. We have a related position that may open up in three months. Keep looking!

Oct 20th Seminar / Bill Golden / Reston, Virginia – Careers in Defense and Intelligence

Careers in Defense and IntelligenceBill Golden, CEO of and, will give a 45 minute presentation on trends in the cleared jobs market.

The seminar starts at 9AM.


Discussed will be compensation and different ways to reach employers. 2016 is a federal Sequestration year so that will bring challenges to the job market.

In addition to running a variety of career websites, Bill also teaches career enhancement course across metro DC on Northern Virginia Community College ( campuses: ‘The Future of Work in Metro DC’ and ‘Careers in Defense and Intelligence’.

Bill has been employed in the defense world since 1974, and was himself a cleared intelligence professional for several decades.

Bill will review and provide written feedback for resumes received during the seminar.
This 9AM seminar is being presented prior to the TechExpo Top Secret Polygraph Career Fair at Reston, Virginia.
The Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
You do not need a clearance to attend the seminar — however a security clearance plus CI or FS/LS polygraph is required to attend the career fair.

Careers in Defense and Intelligence
Northern Virginia Community College

Upcoming 2016 courses (8 hours each) being taught on Northern Virginia Community College ( campuses include those show below. These are ‘workforce’ courses and there is no out-of-state rate. Each course is $119 and provides you with 8 CEU credits.
The courses below will come available for registration in December 2015.
Careers in Defense and Intelligence
The Future of Work in Metro DC Region: Jobs, compensation and career growth paths are quickly evolving. This course helps you identify your career plan strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Each student should complete the course understanding what career opportunities exists that match them, their market value, and what they need to do to get those positions. There will be a heavy emphasis on brainstorming and assessment techniques to identify jobs that you may not have considered applying for. This course is appropriate for those just starting out or starting over in their careers.

Oct 21 / Arlington, Virginia / Top Secret Techies Career Event

Career Events L-3 NSS is hosting a DHS Hiring Invitational on Wed Oct. 21 from 10am to 5pm in Arlington, VA. We are seeking junior-to-senior level TS/SCI (DHS suitability highly preferred) cleared candidates with a variety of skill-sets for opportunities across our programs supporting DHS.

These skill-sets include (but not limited to): Data Scientists, Computer Systems Analysts, Database Analysts, Software Developers, Systems Administrators and Hadoop Engineers.

Please RSVP to and provide your resume. We will follow-up with event location and your interview confirmation.

JOBS / U.S. Border Patrol Factoids

U.S. Border Patrol JobsJOBS / U.S. Border Patrol Factoids

— Unfilled positions: 1,000 Agents

— Agents lost to attrition each year: 1,500

— 30,000 Applicants each year; only 1% will make it through background checks and training.

— Background checks: ONLY 1 out 107 applicants make it through the background checks.

— Knowing or learning basic Spanish is essential. Forty (40) days of training are given to Spanish-language training.

For more information, and to apply, visit

SOURCE: Rio Grande Valley Sector, U.S. Border Patrol (2015.10.10)

Seminar/Course: Careers in Defense and Intelligence, by Bill Golden, Northern Virginia Community College

Careers in Defense and Intelligence
Northern Virginia Community College

IntelligenceCareers.comTaught by: Bill Golden, CEO and

Course Overview:

This career enhancement course covers everything from entry-level careers to restarting your career. Topics include: security clearances, worldwide defense marketplace ecosystem: government jobs, industry employers and professional resources. A special focus will be placed on strategies for finding open doors, making yourself marketable, and learning your market value. The job market fluctuates, based upon the federal budget process, strategic policy and emerging world events.

This is a good course for those interested in careers in intelligence analysis, open source intelligence, competitive intelligence, federal jobs and careers, foreign languages and linguists, and military intelligence.

Cost: $119 / CEU’s: 0.8 credited are awarded

Questions about this course? Send to Bill Golden at

20 Oct 2015 – Career Fair – Reston, Virginia

20 Oct 2015 – Career Fair – Reston, Virginia

TECHEXPO Top Secret Poly-Only Hiring Event


A CI or Full Scope Polygraph is REQUIRED to attend this show.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – 10am – 3pm


The Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191

A list of currently confirmed exhibitors can be found online at — PREREGISTRATION is recommended.