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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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FBI Choices
If one had to choose b/w the Investigative Specialist position and SA position, which would be a better choice (money and retirement aside) and most importantly WHY?

Started May 30th, 2004 at 2:37am by 1st sgt (Guest)
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Drug use
I am scheduled for a lifestyle poly with the CIA. I used drugs once in HS about 14 years ago. I currently have a TS/SCI and admitted this drug use on my SF86. I am hearing conflicting information on t...

Started Jan 3rd, 2005 at 10:51pm by 9ball17
1 1769 Last Post Jan 4th, 2005 at 8:48am
By: George W. Maschke
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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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15 4168 Last Post Oct 29th, 2016 at 4:49pm
By: xenonman
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Non Official Cover Op's Officer (long term, deep cover) - recruitment
Apologies for duplicate posting, didn't get subject OK in previous post - please respond to this post only
For a variety of reasons I would like to work for the CIA, specifically as...

Started Jan 22nd, 2009 at 1:25am by aceofspades (Guest)
8 10700 Last Post Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:23pm
By: Mr. Truth
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For a variety of reasons I would like to work for the CIA, specifically as a NOC (long term deep cover) operations officer and am wondering what an appropriate path would be for me to pursue this. <br...

Started Jan 22nd, 2009 at 1:14am by aceofspades (Guest)
1 1165 Last Post Jan 31st, 2009 at 5:41am
By: Jacktheripper (Guest)
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Questions about future recruiting
I am 15 looking to be in the clandestine section of the 3 letter agencies when I'm of age.
I'm mostly just curious of my acceptance as of now and the chances of getting into one of th...

Started Aug 21st, 2014 at 10:32pm by aeronionn (Guest)
2 1278 Last Post Sep 2nd, 2014 at 3:47am
By: xenonman
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background check
A while ago, I had the pleasure of going through two CIA polygraphs. On the second one, I was accused of using countermeasures and was told that my results were inconclusive.
Now I received noti...

Started Oct 30th, 2006 at 4:51am by aldebaran
3 2334 Last Post Oct 31st, 2006 at 11:36pm
By: George W. Maschke
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Academic Question
I was wondering if this one thing I did would disqualify me from passing a security clearance. When I was in school, I once completed a writing assignment that was due on Monday, on a sunday, then I s...

Started Sep 2nd, 2007 at 7:27pm by Aleekum
1 2837 Last Post Sep 2nd, 2007 at 7:36pm
By: George W. Maschke
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Mental Health Question
Hey, I was reading across this forum and I had a question about mental health. In high school I did some wrestling and every once in a while I'd have to force myself to vomit in order to make weight. ...

Started Aug 21st, 2007 at 4:40pm by Aleekum
1 1687 Last Post Aug 21st, 2007 at 5:11pm
By: Lloyd Ploense - Ex Member
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NSA Application Process
I realize that this may not be an appropriate forum for my inquiry.  However I am hopefull that someone can answer my question or perhaps refer me to another source of information. 
I would like...

Started Feb 10th, 2003 at 7:30pm by anon1234
4 4811 Last Post Oct 14th, 2008 at 2:55pm
By: Administrator
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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)
1 690 Last Post Jun 23rd, 2016 at 9:32am
By: Big Paul (Guest)
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Clearance and cheating on gf
(Sorry if this appears twice, I posted it and it didn't pop up on the board...)
Quick question:  What is the clearance policy for infidelity when you're not married?  I'm in a long-distance relat...

Started Jan 8th, 2011 at 4:14am by Anon30459830498571 (Guest)
2 2192 Last Post May 7th, 2011 at 9:33pm
By: Debo
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what is the CIA cutoff
I know the CIA is pretty flexable with past drug use, so long as it is a year before and infrequent. But I was wondering if anyone could offer their knowledge/ experince on specifics. It is just in m...

Started Jul 13th, 2004 at 3:39am by anononon (Guest)
2 3027 Last Post Oct 3rd, 2004 at 10:23am
By: George W. Maschke
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nsa background investigation
i'm in the middle of a background investigation for nsa.  the guy is unhappy that i couldn't come up with people for him to ask not listed on my forms, though i've encouraged my friends to give him na...

Started Apr 29th, 2004 at 12:56am by anonymous (Guest)
0 2623 Last Post Apr 29th, 2004 at 3:55am
By: anonymous (Guest)
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Sec. Clearance Investigation question re: e-mail
During the investigation process for a security clearance, can the investigators read your private e-mail? Can they get copies of any e-mail messages you may have received or even deleted?

Started May 26th, 2004 at 10:25pm by Anonymouse (Guest)
0 1635 Last Post May 27th, 2004 at 1:24am
By: Anonymouse (Guest)
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CIA interview process
Hello everyone,
I just stumbled on this message board and have a quick question.  If you are invited to the "informational session", I know there is a one on one interview there.  What do they as...

Started Mar 29th, 2006 at 11:49pm by Anyone1
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By: xenonman
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Anyone know about the hiring process?  Aside from submitting a resume via USAJOBS, I haven't heard much else. 
Or, just info on CIFA in general would be helpful.  I have learned about as much as...

Started Mar 1st, 2007 at 1:21pm by arms75
0 1324 Last Post Mar 1st, 2007 at 4:21pm
By: arms75
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Do IAs discriminate applicants based on their race/previous nationality/religion at birth/religion of family?
Hello. I'd be some teenager from an Asian country, born into a Muslim family as a Muslim, and still a Muslim on pen-and paper; except for the fact that I am an atheist in belief. I'm a highschool stud...

Started Feb 22nd, 2009 at 6:42am by ArtTatum (Guest)
2 1257 Last Post Feb 22nd, 2009 at 8:31am
By: ArtTatum (Guest)
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SF86 Question
I have been offered a job with a Federal agency where I would have to complete an SF86.  Now I've never done anything illegal (or nothing that would come up on a criminal background check), perfect cr...

Started Jan 6th, 2007 at 3:10pm by asdf1234
2 7340 Last Post Jan 7th, 2007 at 7:49am
By: EosJupiter
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