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I came across this question today, and I am flabbergasted at the reason for closing the question.

Security clearances are permitted by and obtained from the US Government. Companies have little involvement in the process. This is a fair and reasonable question I've heard asked in a variety of forms by fellow applicants over the years, and it applies to anyone who will ever apply for security clearance.

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    Question is now open again – DarkCygnus Jul 20 '18 at 23:13
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I agree that the question is neither company-specific nor asking for legal advice. I suspect the sentence "I am not sure what level of clearance I will need for the job." made it seem job-specific. I have removed that sentence, added the tag (based on Monica's answer and your explanation here), and made some other edits.

I won't cast the binding reopen vote, but if it gets 4 reopen votes, I will cast the 5th one. Question has been reopened now.

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This is exactly what I've been railing against. "I don't understand it, so it must be off topic".

This might not surprise people, but I know about security clearances as well.

Voted to reopen.

  • also voted to reopen – DarkCygnus Jul 20 '18 at 16:50
  • Thank you. I don't understand how the 5 people who voted to close that question can be moderators. I spend a lot more time on StackExchange sites than my lowly reputation implies, and this is far from the first time I've seen a question closed in a harsh way that alienates members of the community. 1 of those 5 is quite rude on a regular basis. SO and SE are effectively without peer, and so when you're rejected from asking a good question here, it leaves a meaningful feeling of frustration and despair. – pbarranis Jul 21 '18 at 1:05
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    @pbarranis The 5 people who voted to close are not moderators. Only one of them is, and he too became a moderator about a year after the question was closed. Moderators have a diamond next to their user name. Our community does tend to close a lot of questions, which is a concern raised before, and which we are trying to address. – Masked Man Jul 21 '18 at 12:20

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