What can I do with a U.S. Top Secret security clearance?
July 22, 2012 4:39 PM Subscribe
I work for a U.S. federal agency. Two years ago, I got Top Secret clearance for a project I was working on for my agency. Other than applying for new jobs that require TS status, is there anything else interesting I could do that requires this status? Volunteering, temporary assignments, etc.? I will have it for an additional couple of years before my agency will request to renew/not renew it.
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Also: my agency doesn't generally have much call for security clearances - the number of Secret and Top Secret clearances is extremely low. In the years before I get reinvestigated (or not, depending on my agency's choice), should I be doing anything? No one I work with other than my supervisor knows about my clearance; I presume it is not a secret, but I haven't seen much reason to spread it around so I'm not certain if there is paperwork or anything else I should be retaining/collecting. When my investigation was complete, I received an email unofficially informing me of its completion from someone in our agency and received an updated security card (which looked physically identical to the old one) but nothing else.
Any feedback or experience would be appreciated!