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Katie Keller

Content Marketing Manager at ClearanceJobs.com

., United States

Listen to us on the podcast: https://shows.acast.com/clearancejobs

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No longer the kids you are complaining about on the lawn. We are your slightly younger friends also complaining about kids on the lawn.

Working editorial with the kick-butt team at ClearanceJobs.com. Have a question?? katie.keller@clearancejobs.com

Read about my recruiting pet peeves, professional tips from an unprofessional, & other #natsec news here news.clearancejobs.com/author/katie-keller/

[Follow me to get security clearance, intelligence community, espionage, national security and defense contracting updates in exclusive interviews with IC and government leaders]

I am a busy bee (even though the ClearanceJobs mascot is a secret squirrel) - dedicated to collaboration and experienced in blogging, technical recruiting, marketing, outreach and communications.

Work ethic is EVERYTHING, so with a demonstrated history in achieving goals and establishing efficiency metrics, I believe in innovative teams: building them up to be productive, thinking outside the box & working toward a valuable mission. I thrive in management, community organizing, interviewing, training, and marketing in the Government, private and nonprofit sectors.

If I'm not working, you can find me in the woods, being an activist for wildlife & the people of Appalachia, at live music, drinking a beer or making a craft!

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing
Travels From: Virginia
Speaking Topics: Recruiting, Staffing, Career Advice

Katie Keller Points
Academic 0
Author 53
Influencer 185
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 238

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Software as a Service
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 10 years

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy
Climate Change
Diversity and Inclusion
Future of Work 32.70
HR 32.33
Leadership
Management
Marketing
National Security 100
Social
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Media
Professional Services

Publications

50 Article/Blogs
Center for Disease Detection Awarded Contract for Navy Blood-borne Infection Management Center
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September 15, 2022
It is DoD policy to deny eligibility for military service to persons with lab evidence of HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C. As a result, all applicants for military service must be tested for the viruses prior to entry. It is also policy to periodically screen service members within the Navy and Mar

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, National Security

Polygraphs Are Still a Big Problem for Recruiters
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September 15, 2022
Recently at Fort Meade, cleared recruiters shared that polygraphs still pose a big problem for the defense contracting industry.

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, National Security

Etolin Strait Partners Awarded $30M NAVFAC Contract
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September 14, 2022
Etolin Strait Partners awarded a $30 million finite-quantity contract for the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Washington area of operations.

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, National Security

Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Awarded $311M for US Army Javelins
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September 13, 2022
Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV awarded a $311 million for full-rate production of Javelins.

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Member of CIA’s Band of Sisters Shares Thoughts on Intelligence Community
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September 12, 2022
Gina Bennett, a former member of CIA's Senior Analytic Service, is a seasoned counterterrorism specialist who authored the earliest warnings of some of today's terrorism trends.

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If You Had a Good Reason to Commit Identity Theft, Can You Still Get a Security Clearance?
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September 10, 2022
This ClearanceJobsBlog subscriber used a fake ID and social security number to obtain employment and make ends meet when they were a teen.

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, National Security

CAE Awarded US Army Contract for Helicopter Flight Training
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September 09, 2022
CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida, was awarded a $12.5 million contract W9124G-20-C-0008 for advanced helicopter flight training.

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How to Find a Job in the Intelligence Community
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September 09, 2022
Not all paths into the Intelligence Community look the same, and there are a variety of jobs depending on your background.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $54M for the Integrated Submarine Imaging System
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September 08, 2022
Lockheed Martin awarded $54 million for engineering services and other direct costs in support of the Integrated Submarine Imaging System.

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How to Make a Viral Social Media Post to Up Your Recruiting Game
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September 08, 2022
You’re naturally competing with thousands more recruiters – and standing out isn’t just a want, it is an ABSOLUTE NEED.

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Peraton Awarded $32M for DoD Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange
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September 07, 2022
Peraton awarded contract to provide support services to manage, maintain, and enhance the Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX) and Department of Defense Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange (D-DEx/LInX) systems for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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Lost Creek Holdings Awarded Telehealth Contract for Service Members Worldwide
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September 06, 2022
Lost Creek Holdings awarded a $67 million contract to support enterprise tele-behavioral health clinical services for active duty service members worldwide.

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Will a Background of Computer Crimes Prevent You from Joining the NSA?
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September 03, 2022
Kids will be kids, and young and dumb shenanigans have played a role in security clearance denial cases in the past.

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Strongside Builders Awarded Contract for DIA in Undetermined Location
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September 02, 2022
Strongside Builders awarded a $300 million contract as found in Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 16 for Defense Intelligence Agency delivery order construction. This contract provides for a broad range of facilities services, primarily in the continental U.S.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $24M for US Army’s Integrated Battle Command System
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September 01, 2022
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded $24 million for the Integrated Battle Command System.

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OFCCP Wants to Release Confidential Data – Contractors Have Until Sept 19 to Object
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September 01, 2022
Any defense contractor that seeks to stop the release of their report must file objections with the OFCCP by September 19.

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Boeing Awarded $2B for KC-46A Air Force Production Aircraft
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August 31, 2022
Boeing Co. awarded a $2.2 billion contract FA8625-11-C-6600 for KC-46A Air Force Production Lot 8 aircraft, subscriptions and licenses for the United States Air Force.

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Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Awarded Phase 2 for DARPA’s FENCE Program
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August 30, 2022
Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics (FENCE) program awards researchers phase 2 option to develop low-power, low-latency neuromorphic camera technologies to enable future military applications.

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8(a) Contractor Awarded Work with Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
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August 29, 2022
Dinẻ Development Corp. IT Services LLC, a certified 8(a) program participant contractor, has been awarded $13.5 million for work at the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).

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How to Write a Resume That Gets You a Job with the Federal Government
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August 29, 2022
Lisa Harris joins our weekly podcast to chat about mastering your resume - the key to landing a job with the federal government.

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Lurking Financial Troubles Are Still a Problem for Clearance Holders
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August 27, 2022
We recently reported on the ClearanceJobsBlog that financial troubles are still dominating the number one slot for reasons that applicants are denied security clearance eligibility. Credit card debt, loan defaults, and overall bad money management are lurking issues for security clearance holders, a

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Stand-in Attack Weapon Phase 1.2
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August 26, 2022
Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $15 million firm-fixed-price contract for Stand-in Attack Weapon Phase 1.2.

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Raytheon Awarded Contract for Sonar Mine Detecting
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August 25, 2022
Raytheon awarded an $18.5 million contract for support of the AN/AQS-20 Sonar Mine Detecting Set.

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How to Tell if a Candidate Is Playing You
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August 25, 2022
There are some signs that you can look for that might mean your candidate is playing the field and could leave you high and dry. 

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Sierra Nevada Awarded Tactical Software Contract for USSOCOM SOF Community
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August 24, 2022
Sierra Nevada Corp. awarded $16.8M for the higher than anticipated proliferation of the Tactical Radio Application eXtension (TRAX) software throughout the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Special Operation Forces (SOF) community.

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Advanced Systems & Software Engineering Technologies Awarded $292M IDIQ Contract
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August 23, 2022
Advanced Systems and Software Engineering Technologies, Ridgecrest, California, is awarded a $292 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

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Army Awards BAE $278 Million for Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicles
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August 22, 2022
BAE Systems awarded a $278 million firm-fixed-price contract for production units, spare parts and contractor logistics support for cold weather all-terrain vehicles.

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Top Defense Contractors with the Highest Revenue
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August 22, 2022
For this episode of the Security Clearance Careers Podcast, Jill Hamilton and Katie Keller walk through the top global defense companies and how they performed in FY21.

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Will a Massage Turned Prostitution Event Have a Happy Ending for this Clearance Applicant?
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August 20, 2022
2020 was a strange year, and as people were forced to stay home, loneliness took hold in the U.S. and around the globe.

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Michigan State University Awarded $17M with Missile Defense Agency
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August 19, 2022
Michigan State University (MSU awarded a noncompetitive cost-reimbursement type contract. The total value of this contract is $17,102,424. Under this new contract, MSU will be upgrading the heavy-ion radiation testing capabilities in their Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

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Cougaar Software Awarded Human-Machine Collaborative Automated Problem Solving App
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August 18, 2022
Cougaar Software Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $27 million hybrid contract for the Human-Machine Collaborative Automated Problem Solving application.

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Why Aren’t Employers Trusting Experience Over Degrees?
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August 18, 2022
According to a survey by Morning Consult, 52% of employers said they still hired candidates from degree programs.

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Verizon Federal Awarded $28M Contract for Naval Telecommunications
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August 17, 2022
Verizon Federal Inc., Ashburn, Virginia, is awarded a $28 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide Naval Computer and Telecommunications support.

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VSE Corp. Awarded $86M for Foreign Military Sales Under US Navy
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August 16, 2022
VSE Corp., Alexandria, Virginia, is awarded an $86 million for Foreign Military Sales to provide eligible foreign navies access to a broad range of life cycle support.

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BAE Systems Awarded $88M Contract for Amphibious Combat Vehicles
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August 15, 2022
BAE Systems was awarded an $88 million contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) with U.S. Navy.

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How to Not Lose 20K a Month as a Security Clearance Subcontractor
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August 15, 2022
If you have a business development personality and can work on classified programs, working as a 1099 may be a great option.

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Spousal Medical Debt and Your Top-Secret Clearance
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August 13, 2022
If your spouse is experiencing medical debt, you may be wondering how this could affect your security clearance.

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Tetra Tech Inc. Awarded Army Contract for Petroleum Facilities
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August 12, 2022
Tetra Tech Inc., Collinsville, Illinois, was awarded a $9M firm-fixed-price contract for petroleum facilities.

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Accenture Awarded $25M for Enterprise Task Management Software US Army Contract
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August 11, 2022
Accenture Federal Services awarded a $25 million modification to contract W52P1J-21-C-0025 for the Enterprise Task Management Software Solution.

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Employer Branding is Hard. Here are 5 Companies Crushing it Like a Boss
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August 11, 2022
In a tight labor market, set your employer branding goals high if you want to stand out from the competition.

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Serco Awarded $152M Contract for the F-35 Program
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August 10, 2022
Serco awarded a $152 million contract to provide program management support of the full acquisition lifecycle of the F-35 program.

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US Army Awards AECOM and Other Contractors $100 Million
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August 08, 2022
AECOM, Bethel Environmental Solutions, Brice Engineering and Jacobs will compete for each order of the $100 million US Army contract.

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DHS Grant Offers Free Cybersecurity Training to Veterans and Military Spouses
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August 08, 2022
A new DHS grant intends to train veterans and their spouses for free with the cybersecurity skills needed in this high demand digital time.

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At What Age Do You Hit “Should Have Known Better” in the Clearance Process?
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August 06, 2022
What if you're old enough to know better but still too young to care - can you still keep (or get) a security clearance?

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ARA Awarded $281M Contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
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August 05, 2022
Applied Research Associates Inc. awarded a $281M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with a potential of $582M, for research and development enabling capabilities operational support for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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Parson’s Awarded $104M Contract for Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
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August 04, 2022
Parson’s awarded $104 to provide sustainable, environmentally efficient facilities and infrastructure to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

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Hidden Ways Recruiters Can Use Resume Databases
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August 04, 2022
Here are three ways you can creatively use an online resume database to benefit you or your recruiting team - beyond hiring cleared candidates.

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Raytheon Awarded $96M Contract for SeaSparrow Missile Systems
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August 03, 2022
Raytheon Missile & Defense awarded contract for maintenance & recertifications in support of the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile and NATO SeaSparrow Missile Systems programs.

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Lumen Technologies Awarded $1.5B Contract for Defense Information System Network
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August 02, 2022
Lumen Technologies awarded contract with a maximum ceiling amount of $1.5 billion for Indo-Pacific Transport Services, to provide end-to-end transmission services and capabilities essential to the Defense Information System Network.

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L3 Awarded $3 Billion SOCOM Contract for Armed Overwatch
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August 01, 2022
L3 Communications awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8637-22-D-B001) in the amount of $3 billion in support of Armed Overwatch.

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1 Whitepaper
Your Top Recruiting Problems and How to Solve Them
ClearanceJobs.com
September 13, 2022
Though it may seem like the focus on hiring in national security has never been higher, recruitment
and the hiring process were a focus in World War II, as well. Organizations found themselves faced
with gaps in the workplace that resulted from the call to join the military. Vacancies skyrocketed
creating a new kind of hiring business: recruiting firms.
Fast forward more than three quarters of a century later, and we are still experiencing the
vacancies that birthed the recruitment lifecycle in the first place. The most important piece of DoD
programs are the people. And as a major arm of the security clearance world, recruiting can be the
most challenging aspect of keeping national security operations in business.
Attracting the perfect fit for a role, hiring qualified talent quickly, ensuring the candidate
experience is a positive one, and utilizing data-driven methods to make sure you are successful
are challenges all recruiting teams experience. But through good advertising, streamlining hiring
processes, getting the correct HR/recruiting systems in place, and setting yourself apart from the
competition, your top recruiting problems can be (somewhat) solved.

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