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DONCAF
The Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility (DONCAF), a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) organization, is responsible for determining who within the Department of the Navy is eligible to hold a security


clearance, to have access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), or to be assigned to sensitive duties. The aggregate body of DON personnel consists of Active Duty and Reserve components of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, as well as civilians and contractors. In addition, DONCAF makes SCI eligibility determinations for select contractor personnel. Collateral clearance determinations for contractor personnel are established by DISCO (Defense Industrial Service Clearance Office).

DONCAF also maintains an extensive database of its security decisions and provides overall operational support to the Navy’s personnel security program.

Adjudication is the review and consideration of all available information to ensure an individual’s loyalty, reliability, and trustworthiness are such that entrusting an individual with national security information or assigning an individual to sensitive duties is clearly in the best interest of national security. Our mission is to provide excellent customer service, accurate and timely adjudication, and implement innovative strategies for the DON Personnel Security Program.