Below are additional resources and tools to enhance your curriculum.
Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF-86)
The US Government conducts background investigations on those who are being considered for positions that require access to classified information. Click on the link above to take a look at the application that gets the process rolling.
Check out the Project SCOPE quick quizzes – students can answer and share on social media! While some of these questions are geared towards adult professionals completing the SF-86, others are specifically geared towards high school students and their decision making.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, offers a Pathways Internship Program for students from high school to graduate level. DISA also operates a Pathways Recent Graduate Program for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs, and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship.
The National Security Agency (NSA), also headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, offers a range of opportunities for students at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The NSA operates a High School Work-Study Program, which hires students into paid positions as either office assistants or computer aides. Students receive on-the-job training (sometimes in sophisticated computer equipment) and work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Department of Homeland Security Student Opportunities
Providing education and employment opportunities for students in an effort to secure the homeland. Check for opportunities for students and recent graduates.
A broad range of information about security clearances, cleared jobs and industry trends.
Check out these sites for additional information about education pathways into highly in-demand cleared fields: