Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Suppose someone works for the Department of Defense with a secret clearance. Upon retirement he would like to move to another NATO country and work for a defense contractor. What legal and/or clearance issues does this raise?
The defense contractor will understand the security requirements and be able to advise you. Sometimes it is sufficient for you to work at the “secret” level with an American clearance. Sometimes more is required. Ask your potential employer what you need. It may be just a matter of being processed for another clearance level.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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