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Director's Letter
Welcome to the Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility (DONCAF) website. We, the DONCAF, are a team of dedicated personnel security professionals and other professional support personnel, contractors and administrators, conducting clearance adjudications to enhance National Security and enable one of the NCIS key strategic imperatives: "protect secrets“.
This website is designed to provide you, our customer, with an understanding of what we do and assist in your personnel security responsibilities. As the site provides mostly general information, we have included points of contact to further assist if you have any questions. We welcome your comments regarding how we may improve this site to meet your needs.
Finally, you should know there are actions underway to improve our service and our overall effectiveness as we seek to transition from a process that supported the cold war national strategy to one that better supports the war on terror, now and in the years ahead. The DONCAF is undergoing a detailed review of its processes via Lean Six Sigma (LSS) to further create efficiencies; our LSS actions are a precursor to the Office of the Director National Intelligence's objective to execute a "transformation" of the entire personnel security clearance process. We also continue planning to relocate from the Washington Navy Yard to Ft. Meade, Maryland with the other eight Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facilities in compliance with the Base Realignment and Closure Commission mandate, while ensuring the continuity of our operations with minimum disruptions.
As you can see, the "The Future is Now!" for your DONCAF, and we are very excited about what's ahead. Most importantly, we seek to provide you the best possible service, a commitment that will remain unchanged.
R.B. Peele