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This forum is for non-polygraph related discussion of the CIA, NSA, NRO, DIA, DHS, NIMA and other US intelligence agencies. What internship and/or student programs are available? What is the testing, interview, and background investigation process like? Security clearance questions, etc.
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Has anyone ever had an interview with CSIS?
Has anyone ever had an interview with CSIS?
Anyone have any insight into their hiring process?
There are many threads on here about CIA/NSA but didnít see anything on Canadian intel agencies...

Started Dec 27th, 2016 at 11:42pm by CSIS (Guest)
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By: JointTaskForceX
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CIA Account Locked
I've been watching the forums for a little bit and would like to say thanks for the great website. I'm currently just over 4 weeks into the application process to the CIA. I applied for an...

Started Jul 6th, 2010 at 4:54am by JR
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By: Robert E Perry Jr. (Guest)
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TSC Credit check
Hey everyone,  I have a couple questions for those with experience. I recently received a COE from an IA , and the position that I am going for requires a level 5 clearance from which I understand is ...

Started May 4th, 2018 at 9:47pm by pleasehelp (Guest)
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Would homosexuality be a "relevant" question?
McCarthyism brought about a heaping dose of homophobia, what with labeling homosexuality as a security threat because blaaaaackmaaaiiil and such. While I would like to think that the state of affairs ...

Started Apr 26th, 2018 at 7:51am by ABCDEFGHIJKLGBT (Guest)
1 903 Last Post Apr 26th, 2018 at 8:37am
By: George W. Maschke
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The paranoid nature of pre-employment interviews in general
After reading multiple interview memoirs, I get the impression that the agencies are risk-averse to the point of paranoia. The analogy I could come up with is that if you report that you have a minor ...

Started Mar 23rd, 2018 at 1:01pm by justathought (Guest)
1 954 Last Post Apr 3rd, 2018 at 1:19am
By: skingalvanics
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no more NIMA
NIMA's name was changed some years ago to NGIA (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency).†
When I was growing up, it was known as the Army Map Service (AMS), then the US Army TOPOCOM,  and then ...

Started Jul 7th, 2017 at 5:41pm by xenonman
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By: xenonman
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(Mis)Use of this site
I always find it disconcerting whenever I see this forum being (mis)used as an "advice column" for IC hopefuls.† Such individuals, who almost always login as "Guests", are seeking ways to get around t...

Started Jan 2nd, 2017 at 7:35pm by xenonman
3 2285 Last Post Apr 28th, 2017 at 3:36pm
By: fiddle
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Psychiatric Abuse Alleged at NSA
Independent journalist Wayne Madsen, a former US Navy officer who was assigned to the National Security Agency, has published an allegation of abuse by the NSA's psychologists. The following is from h...

Started Aug 24th, 2005 at 6:33am by George W. Maschke
12 40449 Last Post Mar 28th, 2017 at 3:45am
By: xenonman
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Felony to falsely claim to hold security clearance?
Is it true that it constitutes a federal offense merely to falsely claim that one has a security clearance?
I've seen that warning posted on a few sites which recruit for "clearance jobs"! Roll Eyes

Started Jan 18th, 2017 at 10:11am by xenonman
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By: xenonman
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Is it true that the  NRO does no direct hiring of its own of applicants, and that NRO staff are essentially "sponsored" by their "home" IC agencies? Undecided

Started Jan 17th, 2017 at 3:39pm by xenonman
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By: xenonman
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Signed coe, getting cold feet
I have signed a coe for an engineering internship; however, I am now scared about the polygraph and just working for the government in general because of its high secrecy.
When I signed, I didn'...

Started Nov 5th, 2016 at 11:23am by C0ldFeet (Guest)
1 1813 Last Post Dec 12th, 2016 at 4:24am
By: xenonman
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Does the CIA share applicant information with the FBI or other agencies?
I am a previous CIA applicant who has been contacted by the FBI for a similar position. 
Does the CIA share applicant information with the FBI?
Does the CIA share applicant information with...

Started Nov 18th, 2016 at 10:50pm by Guest (Guest)
1 1810 Last Post Dec 12th, 2016 at 4:18am
By: xenonman
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Will this have negative impact on application?
I have finished my degree in computer science with a specialization in telecommunications engineering, and I wish to join an intelligence agency and do computer work. However... I did a somehow negati...

Started Oct 13th, 2016 at 12:49am by Daniel 724 (Guest)
1 1432 Last Post Dec 12th, 2016 at 4:15am
By: xenonman
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Another CIA reject
Hello all!  I received the dreaded "thanks but no thanks" letter from the agency.  I made it though the process including the "3 day visit" at Dulles.
I can only guess that I said or did somethi...

Started Sep 23rd, 2016 at 1:09pm by AAFJE
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By: xenonman
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suspended/revoked clearance - am I "free" to be naughty?
Let's say you work for the federal government and your security clearance gets suspended or revoked for some reason, like even a non-polygraph reason.  Does this mean you would be free to smoke mariju...

Started Aug 9th, 2016 at 3:16pm by Someone666 (Guest)
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By: xenonman
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I apologize if this has already been covered elsewhere. I did a search for my question, but I could not find anything.
I am considering applying to the CIA. I was convicted of a DWI whe...

Started Jun 22nd, 2016 at 4:17pm by Anon2 (Guest)
1 1436 Last Post Jun 23rd, 2016 at 9:32am
By: Big Paul (Guest)
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Social media as part of BI ?
I just read in one of the federal employee listservs that the† OPM and the intelligence agencies have been viewing social media profiles as part of the onerous BI.
Apparently, the operators of su...

Started May 19th, 2016 at 6:34pm by xenonman
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By: xenonman
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SF86 Question
Graduated college in 2014 and recently got a conditional offer from an agency. Need to submit the sf86 by this week.
I've been fired from two jobs, but they only lasted two weeks. Should I repor...

Started May 6th, 2016 at 3:04pm by pluralofmongoose
5 2846 Last Post May 7th, 2016 at 12:05pm
By: quickfix
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Watch Thy Neighbor
James Bamford's recent Foreign Policy article, "Watch Thy Neighbor: To Prevent Whistleblowing, U.S. Intelligence Agencies Are Instructing Staff to Spy on Their Colleagues" will be of interest to AntiP...

Started Mar 27th, 2016 at 11:20am by George W. Maschke
3 2655 Last Post Apr 21st, 2016 at 12:15pm
By: scared (Guest)
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I came across a website for an interesting-sounding organization by the name of
It appears to be based in Germany, and actively seeks to persuade employees of intelligence agencies ...

Started Oct 8th, 2015 at 7:14pm by xenonman
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By: xenonman
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