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New Center for Processing Security Clearance Opens at Fort Meade

The new Defense/Military Department Adjudication Activities facility recently opened at Fort Meade, Maryland, consolidating 10 federal agencies that process security clearances for Department of Defense personnel and contractors into one building.

Defense Jobs Make up 10 Percent of U.S. Manufacturing Demand

Leaders from the aerospace and defense industry recently came together to promote the impact of their business on the economy at a summit in Washington, Reuters reports.

New Electronic Fingerprint Requirement for Security Clearance has Many Benefits

While a majority of defense contractors with security clearance may not already have it in place, the soon-to-be required electronic fingerprinting will be beneficial in a number of ways.

Defense, Intelligence Jobs in High Demand

From government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security to defense contractors like Booz Allen Hamilton, personnel with security clearance are being sought across the country for a wealth of available defense and intelligence jobs.

BlackBerry PlayBook Granted Government Security Clearance

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was recently granted security clearance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the first tablet to receive such approval, according to InformationWeek.

Security Clearance Can Lead to High-Paying IT Jobs

A new article in the magazine Application Development Trends reveals that software developers with security clearance generally earn the highest salaries in their field.

Racking Up Debt Could Mean Loss of Security Clearance

Accruing a lot of debt can cause a variety of problems including a poor credit rating and a home foreclosure.

Base Realignment Brings Thousands of Defense Jobs to Maryland

Officials from the Fort Meade Army base in Maryland recently said they will add thousands of new defense jobs by the end of the year.

Electronic Fingerprinting to Become Mandatory for Security Clearance Background Checks

A memo signed last July by the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) (USD(I)) specifies that background investigations for security clearance will require the electronic capture of full sets of fingerprints by the end of 2012.

Raytheon Wins Cobra Dane Radar Systems Contract

Dulles, Virginia-based Raytheon Technical Services Co. was recently awarded a defense contract from the U.S. Air Force that could reach a value of $65 million, UPI reports.

BAE Systems to Run Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia

BAE Systems announced recently that it has won an initial 10-year $850 million contract to head the U.S. Army's Radford ammunition plant in Virginia, which is responsible for manufacturing a material used in explosives.

SAIC to Assist Department of Veterans Affairs under New Contract

Under a new contract awarded by the General Services Administration, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will provide information technology services for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lockheed Martin Receives $789.8 Million Weapons Contract

Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, was recently awarded a $789.8 million weapons contract from the Missile Defense Agency to produce a weapon to defend against ballistic missiles, The Associated Press reports.

Joint Forces to Preserve Defense Jobs in Virginia

Despite plans laid out in February to cut defense and intelligence jobs from the Hampton Roads, Virginia-based U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), General Ray Odierno recently agreed to preserve all of the civilian defense jobs at JFCOM.

Cleared Connections Named Top 100 Job Board

Cleared Connections was chosen from 100,000+ job boards as a Top 100 Website in June 2009 by WEDDEL's (, a leader in the field of employment and the world's largest publisher of print guides to employment sites.

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