How to Reduce the Time It Takes to Get Your Government Clearance
Author: William H. Henderson
Publisher: Last Post Publishing
Security Clearance Manual is an indispensable guide for security clearance applicants, personnel security specialists and military recruiters. It provides detailed explanations of the investigative and adjudicative processes with step by step instructions for completing the security application form, tips on mitigating suitability issues and numerous case examples.
Bail yourself out with employment opportunities. In these turbulent times when private corporations are in trouble, the employer that seems to be offering the most stable employment opportunities is the public sector. With The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Getting Government Jobs, readers will learn how to navigate the government application process to find stable employment opportunities available from county municipalities as well as state and federal agencies. ?Includes advice on drafting resumes suited to the specific requirements of the hiring agency ?How to complete the appropriate application most effectively ?Methods of marketing an applicant's skills in the government sector ?Search tools for government job websites
The country was in recovery from the turbulent Sixties and early Seventies as David attempts to define his goals as an 18 year old. His journey is vast and challenging, accompanied by voices and Gods hand in events. After a moment of urgent prayer, a truly supernatural event takes places one cool night. Following so many years of struggling and keeping hid his secrets, Davids somewhat troubled existence eventually becomes so blessed and rich allowing him to now experience a life of overwhelming joy, gratefulness and love as he finds ways every day to help others have better lives too.
Since Jan. 2005, the DoD¿s personnel security clearance program has been placed on the list of high-risk government programs and operations. This statement discusses the personnel security joint reform efforts. It addresses: (1) elements of the most recent security clearance reform efforts; and (2) the extent to which the recent reform efforts address key factors that should be considered in efforts to reform the security process. Also identifies best practices that agencies can use to successfully transform their cultures and, accordingly, can guide the implementation of these personnel security clearance reform efforts. Charts and tables.
The Handbook of Information Security is a definitive 3-volume handbook that offers coverage of both established and cutting-edge theories and developments on information and computer security. The text contains 180 articles from over 200 leading experts, providing the benchmark resource for information security, network security, information privacy, and information warfare.
The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) ensures that contractors safeguard the government¿s classified info. (CI). NISP protects technologies critical to maintaining military technological superiority and other U.S. nat. security interests. The Defense Security Service (DSS) grants clearances to contractor facilities so they can access and store CI. In 2005, DSS monitored over 11,000 facilities¿ security programs to ensure that they meet NISP requirements for protecting CI. In 2004 and 2005, reports were issued that examined DSS responsibilities related to facilities accessing or storing CI. This testimony summarizes the findings of these reports and their relevance to the effective protection of technologies critical to U.S. national security interests.
A new edition of Shon Harris’ bestselling exam prep guide—fully updated for the new CISSP 2018 Common Body of Knowledge This effective self-study guide fully prepares you for the challenging CISSP exam and offers 100% coverage of all exam domains. This edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the new CISSP 2018 Common Body of Knowledge, hot spot and drag and drop question formats, and more. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition features hands-on exercises as well as “Notes,” “Tips,” and “Cautions” that provide real-world insight and call out potentially harmful situations. Each chapter features learning objectives, exam tips, and practice questions with in-depth answer explanations. Beyond exam prep, the guide also serves as an ideal on-the-job reference for IT security professionals. •Fully updated to cover 2018 exam objectives and question formats•Digital content includes access to the Total Tester test engine with 1500 practice questions, and flashcards•Serves as an essential on-the-job-reference
A complete, up-to-date revision of the leading CISSP training resource from the #1 name in IT security certification and training, Shon Harris Fully revised for the latest release of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam, this comprehensive, up-to-date resource covers all 10 CISSP exam domains developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). This authoritative exam guide features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations. Written by the leading expert in IT security certification and training, CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition helps you pass the exam with ease and also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Covers all 10 CISSP domains: Information security governance and risk management Access control Security architecture and design Physical and environmental security Telecommunications and network security Cryptography Business continuity and disaster recovery Legal, regulations, compliance, and investigations Software development security Security operations Electronic content includes: 1400+ practice exam questions in a Windows-based test engine with a new custom exam generation feature that allows you to practice by domain or take a complete CISSP practice exam Video training module from Shon Harris—single domain Adobe Digital Edition ebook—free download (subject to Adobe System Requirements)
General Petraeus and the Untold Story of the American Surge in Iraq, 2006 - 2008
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Penguin UK
Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, The Gamble is the definitive account of the insurgency within the US military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy in Iraq - and the bloody implementation of that strategy on the ground. In his international bestseller Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks gave us the definitive reckoning with what went so wrong in Iraq. The story The Gamble tells is how, when the war was at its darkest hour, a group of dissident junior commanders and their civilian allies did an end run around their superiors in the military establishment and seized control of the war. The result was "the Surge," one of the American military's boldest strategic gambles since the landings at Inchon. General David Petraeus gave military expert Thomas E. Ricks extraordinary privileged access to himself and his team during the past two years, and the result is a chronicle of astonishing vividness and analytical depth. It is the story of military leadership in the crucible of war, under excruciating political pressure at home. It is also the story of the soldiers who executed the strategy out in the field. Ricks concludes that the war likely will last for many years to come - and that it will not be remembered for the reasons we think.
The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda
Author: Robert Wallace,H. Keith Melton,Henry R. Schlesinger
An unprecedented history of the CIA's secret and amazing gadgetry behind the art of espionage In this look at the CIA’s most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible, Spycraft tells gripping life-and-death stories about a group of spytechs—much of it never previously revealed and with images never before seen by the public. The CIA’s Office of Technical Service is the ultrasecret department that grappled with challenges such as: What does it take to build a quiet helicopter? How does one embed a listening device in a cat? What is an invisible photo used for? These amazingly inventive devices were created and employed against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions—including the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and continuing terrorist threats. Written by Robert Wallace, the former director of the Office of Technical Service, and internationally renowned intelligence historian Keith Melton, Spycraft is both a fantastic encyclopedia of gadgetry and a revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage. “The first comprehensive look at the technical achievements of American espionage from the 1940s to the present.”—Wired “Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book.”—The Washington Times “This is a story I thought could never be told.”—JAMES M. OLSON, former chief of CIA counterintelligence From the Trade Paperback edition.
A half-dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea in the Western Pacific, setting off alarms halfway around the world in Washington, D.C. Traces of radiation are found on the man, causing Australian officials to call in Op-Center for a top-secret investigation of nuclear disposal sites. When an empty drum from a recent drop-off is discovered near where the pirate's ship was destroyed, the Op-Center team comes to a terrifying conclusion: A multinational corporation hired to dispose of nuclear waste is selling it instead-to a most unlikely terrorist...