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I was polygraphed within a couple of months

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There isn't a way unless you are a federal employee and not military.

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Normally 1 full year to go through the whole process. The background investigation can be long and sometimes arduous.

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This was a military assignment.

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Family emergency

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There is some internet access, but no chat or cell phones are allowed.

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No. Experience is great, but the NSA is a highly technical workplace with an educated and motivated workforce. Social promotion just for longevity in the federal workforce is not an option.

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Applicants aren't really allowed to discuss specifics of the process, but you will go through a psych evaluation and a polygraph where you are asked to review the past 10 years of your life. Criminal activity has no time limit. Honesty is the best policy.

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It provides health care, 401K, vacation days, sick days, life insurance, and room for advancement.

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