If you’ve ever been interested in government consulting careers, you’ve likely encountered the phrase “security clearance required” when browsing job opportunities. This is because many federal agencies require their employees to hold one, no matter the specific role.
But what exactly is a security clearance? If you don’t have one, how do you get one? If you have one, is it possible to “up-clear”?
We’ve got the answers to these questions—and more—about security clearances. Whether you’re a new grad looking to break into consulting, a seasoned technologist looking to move from the private to the public sector, or simply considering one of our open roles; we explain all things security clearance below.