Intelligence Community Policy Guidance Number 704.1: Personnel Security Investigative Standards and Procedures Governing Eligibility for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information and Other Controlled Access Program Information (Effective 02 October 2008) [open pdf - 846KB]
This Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPG) "applies to the Intelligence Community (IC), as defined by the National Security Act of 1947, as amended; and other departments or agencies that may be designated by the President, or designated jointly by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the head of the department or agency concerned, as an element of the IC or those government entities designated to determine eligibility for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and other Controlled Access Program information." More specifically, "the following investigative standards shall be used as the basis for conducting: National Agency Check with Local Agency Checks and Credit Check (NACLC); Single Scope Background Investigations (SSBI), to include access to SCI and other Controlled Access Programs, described herein, and periodic reinvestigations (PR). NACLCs, SSBIs, and PRs shall be conducted in a comprehensive manner to collect and develop complete information, both favorable and unfavorable, from applicable sources. Sources may include federal and commercial databases, other data repositories, and knowledgeable individuals. Investigations shall employ the 'whole person concept' and shall be the basis for evaluating individual backgrounds and granting initial or continued access to classified national intelligence."
Intelligence Community Policy Guidance No. 704.1; ICPG 704.1
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