Security clearances at Viasat

Security clearances at a glance

Viasat Inc. is a Federal Government contractor that works with government and military organizations which may require employees to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. Learn more about obtaining and maintaining security clearance in the United States.

Applying for a Security Clearance

  • A government security clearance requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • A person who supports a Department of Defense (DoD) or Intelligence Community government contract that requires a specific clearance level and has the “need to know”.
  • There are a wide range of employment opportunities within several industries that require a government security clearance.
  • The government security clearance application requires either ten or seven years of history for the following categories:

  • Where you have lived – and in the last three years a point of contact who can verify the location
  • Education background- any degrees or diplomas received, or schools attended in the last 10 years
  • Where you have worked and employment record- which would include military history
  • Relative information – to include spouse, parents, siblings, in-laws, and children
  • Foreign Contacts – work associates, friends, or relatives not listed in the relative’s section
  • Foreign Activities – Foreign financial interests, foreign financial real estate, foreign benefits or foreign national support
  • Foreign Business – Foreign consulting, national job offers, foreign government contacts, sponsorship of a foreign national
  • Foreign Travel – any exciting place you have visited in the last 7 years or trips taken for family, tourism, or business outside of the U.S.
  • Police Records
  • Personal Financial Record – Examples include but are not limited to bankruptcy, wage garnishments, repossessions, unpaid taxes, and 120 days delinquent on an account
  • Mental Health Treatment – not related to marriage or family counseling
  • Illegal drug use- if marijuana is “legal” where you live, where you have traveled, or visited, federal employment follows federal law.
  • Drug or alcohol usage that may have been illegal
  • Civil court actions
  • Security Clearance history- to include any denied or revoked clearances
  • Any ties to organizations that advocate the overthrow of the U. S. government
  • Personal contacts/references
  • Upon review of the clearance application/background investigation on the application and select interviews of the contacts you list; the investigator will submit a report to the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) to make the final determination.
    The adjudication process uses the “whole person concept” where the analyze the entirety of the information, not one specific adverse piece of information that is listed on the application. The information is assessed against the 13 National Security Adjudicative Guidelines. They are looking at personal character as well as professional character. The bottom line – they want to know that you have a loyalty to the U.S., demonstrate trustworthiness, sound judgment, you are reliable and honest.

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