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Personnel Security
SECNAVINST 5510.30B establishes the Department of the Navy (DON) Personnel Security Program (PSP) under the authority of Executive Order (E.O.) 12968, Access to Classified Information, reference (a) and E.O. 10450, Security Requirements for Government Employees, and in compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) 5200.2-R, DoD Personnel Security Program Regulation, January 1987 (NOTAL), reference (b).



Does possession of a foreign passport or dual citizenship have any impact on an individual's ability to obtain and maintain a clearance, or employability as a federal civil servant or contractor with access to sensitive information?

Individuals who hold foreign passports will be required to relinquish foreign passports prior to DoN CAF adjudication of clearance eligibility OR eligibility to occupy a sensitive position. Individuals who are dual citizens will be expected to provide a statement regarding their willingness to renounce foreign citizenship.

​When considering Interim Access, what constitutes derogatory information?

​Commanding Officers are authorized to grant interim access pending a favorable eligibility determination from the DoN CAF when: a favorable review of the SF-86 and local records have been completed, and the SF-86 has been submitted to OPM. Derogatory information is any information about a person's conduct or behavior, such that entrusting them with classified information or assigning them to sensitive duties may not clearly be consistent with the interests of national security.  Appendix G of the SECNAVINST 5510.30B identifies the 13 security concerns that are to be considered when reviewing the SF-86.

​Is it possible through any of the DoD organizations to get a copy of my previous personnel security investigation request (the SF-86) and/or copies of the adjudication determination?

Copies of submitted SF-86's are not maintained electronically in the format in which they were submitted. Copies of completed investigations and adjudicative determinations can be obtained by writing to both the OPM (the investigating agency) and to the DODCAF. Individuals should submit a request, stating "request a copy of records pertaining to my clearance which may be on file at your agency, in accordance with "The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)" as amended in 2002 and/or the "Privacy Act of 1974". Requests must include full name, full social security number, date and place of birth, original signature and current home address (a Post Office Box is not acceptable as records may be sent by certified mail and require your signature). Fees to reproduce and mail records may or may not apply.

Navy Division, Central Adjudication Facility,
Building 600 10th Street
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755

Navy Division CAF Customer Service Number (301) 833-3999
Toll Free 1 - 800-227-5093
DODCAF Fax number (301) 833-3919

Navy Division Customer Service email address - whs.meade.dodcaf.mbx.doncaf@mail.mil

What do the terms: "Pending Action", "Requires Review", "No Determination Made" and "Loss of Jurisdiction" mean and can I grant temporary (interim) access?
"Pending", "Requires Review" or "No Determination Made": These terms indicate the existence of derogatory/adverse information, or inadequate information present to make a favorable adjudication clearance determination. "Loss of Jurisdiction": Indicates that an individual has separated or changed employment status prior to the adjudication of his/her security investigation. The existence of derogatory/adverse information, or inadequate information present to make a favorable adjudication clearance determination existed preventing a favorable eligibility determination. Current DON policy prohibits commands from granting temporary access or assignment of sensitive duties. The interim link in JPAS will/should not appear. Contact the DON CAF using RRU to ask for "eligibility determination." The DONCAF will reply to the RRU and advise if additional information is required.
Are the SF-87 and the FD-258 fingerprint cards both active forms, and when do I use each form?
SF-87 fingerprint cards are still required for civilians and the FD-258 fingerprint cards are still required for military and contractor personnel. Each contains a unique ORI number on the cards that provides billing and retention instruction to the FBI.
Are Periodic Reinvestigations required?
Periodic re-investigations update a previous investigation and are authorized only for specific duties and access. There are two scopes for reinvestigations, the SSBI Periodic Reinvestigation (SSBI-PR) completed to update requirements for Top Secret/SCI and other sensitive duties, and the NACLC reinvestigation completed to update requirements for Secret or Confidential ELIGIBILITY. NACLCs are conducted at 10-year and 15-year intervals. SSBI-PRs are conducted based on an investigation that is 5 years old or more to support Top Secret/SCI and support personnel security determinations on personnel with continued assignment to NATO billets requiring Top Secret (COSMIC) access, Nuclear Weapons Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) critical positions, critical-sensitive and special-sensitive positions, IT-DAA and IT-I positions, Presidential Support Activities, access to SIOP-ESI and for Limited Access Authorizations for non-U.S. citizen employees.  NACLCs are also conducted at five year intervals for personnel with Secret security clearance in Special Access Programs (SAPs) and those performing Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) or Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) controlled duties. A technical fingerprint search of FBI files is conducted, except during an SSBI-PR. The Periodic Reinvestigation applies to military, civilian, contractor and foreign national personnel. A Periodic Reinvestigation is required to maintain continued eligibility and access to classified information based on the investigation closed date at the 5, 10 or 15 year intervals, not the eligibility date.
Where can a service member (current or prior) go to locate their selective service number?
Since the selective service number is a necessary data category in completion of the personnel security questionnaire, should the member not have a record of this data, it can be obtained by visiting:  http://www.sss.gov
What is the contact information for the customer service team at the DODCAF?
The email address for the Navy Division Customer Service is whs.meade.dodcaf.mbx.doncaf@mail.mil. The Customer Service phone numbers are (Commercial) 301-833-3999, (DSN) 733-5093 and (Toll Free) 1-800-227-5093.
Will the Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) be required on Department of the Navy (DON) investigations in eQIP?
No, the TAS field will be not be required for Department of Defense (DOD) components at this time.
Why can a contractor retain eligibility with a denied or revoked eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)?
DoD 5200.2-R, Personnel Security Program, Chapter 7, paragraph C7.1.2.5. When the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) initiates an SSBI (or PR) for access to SCI on a contractor employee, DIS will return the completed investigation to the appropriate CAF with SCI cognizance. Following a favorable SCI eligibility determination, the CAF will notify DISCO of the outcome. If the SCI eligibility is denied or revoked, the CAF will complete all appropriate due process and appeal procedures before forwarding the case and all relevant additional documentation to DISCO for appropriate action, to include referral to the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) for possible action under DoD Directive 5220.6.

The information below can be found on the DSS website:

Personnel Security Program, provides for separate due process for SCI and collateral eligibility. There are some cases in which SCI eligibility is denied or revoked, but the individual still has Top Secret access. FSOs are not required to remove the collateral access until they are instructed to do so by DSS/PSMO-I, DoD CAF or DOHA.