Earlier today I wrote about the case of Mahmoud Hegab, a Virginia man who sued the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and its Director for revoking his top secret clearance.
The agency maintains it had significant concerns about his clearance, such as his
- recent residence in, and dual citizenship with, Egypt;
- extensive contact with foreign nationals, many living outside the U.S.; and
- his holding of an Egyptian passport that would require contact with Egyptian officials to renounce his citizenship and turn in his passport, thus increasing the potential he would be monitored by foreign intelligence services, etc.
But after his marriage to Bushra Nusairat, a graduate of the Islamic Saudi Academy, it seems their fears heightened. The Islamic Saudi Academy is located in Fairfax County, Va. and is funded by the Saudi government-funded. (You can read more about her activities that raised eyebrows with the agency here.)
Do you have a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS SCI) clearance? According to Wanted Analytics, this high-level distinction is one of the top five most advertised certifications/clearances nationally and ranks #1 for information technology jobs.
In terms of what jobs and where, if you have a TS SCI let’s hope you love IT and the West Coast (or Texas). These factors seem to describe most of the job ads out there.