Security detail: Why 850+ top secret defense job openings in Orlando pose a challenge for Lockheed, Northrop, Harris Corp.

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    Three of the largest defense firms with divisions in Central Florida right now have a combined 869 job openings — mostly high-tech, high-wage careers. But don’t expect them to be filled anytime soon.

    That’s because all of those jobs require security clearances of some sort — a lengthy, expensive process that can make hiring new, experienced workers a challenge.