Getting a job

Kent's Imperative (KI) posts on a topic near and dear to my heart - turning the thousands of dollars of tuition money I just paid last week (ouch) into something to do after I graduate.
...we seriously question whether the existing clearance system will be able to handle this volume of new, entry level recruits – particularly when they are geographically concentrated in a handful of areas. While the hiring sprees of the post 9/11 period were impressive, the creaking system shows no sign of reform.
A number of my friends are currently dealing with the negative consequences of the inadequate clearance system that KI points to as a bottleneck in processing new analysts into the Intelligence Community (IC). It's pretty frustrating to watch as people that I know would be able to contribute to the security of this country have their clearances delayed so long that they either miss the relevant internship entirely or are forced to take a different job instead. The issue here isn't even worthy candidates being denied clearances - it's that the clearance process takes so long (especially for anyone interesting enough to be sought-after by the IC) that people are forced to commit to think-tanks or similar jobs, and the IC loses human capital.

KI points to state and local intelligence gigs, as well as business intelligence, media analysis, private intelligence companies and private military companies as sources for jobs in the private sector. The problem as I see it is that these jobs are taking a lot of young talent who either a) can't get clearances fast enough, or b) would like to make enough money to own a house someday.

By the way, if anyone knows of any relevant offices, companies or jobs in Rochester, New York, drop me an email...

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