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Security and Suitability Reform Effort

 

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) (PDF) called for improvements in the U.S. Government’s security clearance processes.  The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence co-authored a charter to establish a Joint IC/DoD Security Clearance Reform Team that convened on 18 June 2007.  Additionally, Executive Order (EO) 13467 (PDF), Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employees, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to National Security Information, and Executive Order 13764 amended and clarified several personnel security-related statutory and executive authorities when creating the DNI’s Security Executive Agent (SecEA) role. The SecEA is a key figure with Security Clearance Reform and is a Principal member on the Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council (PAC). Chaired by Office of Management and Budget, the PAC is the principal interagency forum for ensuring the alignment of security clearance and suitability processes across the Executive Branch.

Background Investigator

Security Adjudicator

Form SF 312:

Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement

Last revision date 07/2013

 

Form SF 714:

Financial Disclosure Report

Last revision date 02/2015

 

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), in accordance with EO 13467, is responsible, as the Security Executive Agent (SecEA), for the development, implementation, and oversight of effective, efficient, and uniform policies and procedures governing the conduct of investigations and adjudications for eligibility for access to classified information and eligibility to hold a sensitive position. While the DNI is focused primarily on the Intelligence Community (IC), as SecEA his responsibilities are further extended to cover personnel security processes within all agencies, government-wide.

The Special Security Directorate (NCSC/SSD), NCSC’s Special Security Directorate serves as the Executive Staff for all Security Executive Agent functions and responsibilities on behalf of the DNI.

The Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council (PAC) is responsible to the President for driving implementation of the Security and Suitability Reform Effort and for “ensuring accountability by agencies, ensuring the Suitability Executive Agent and the Security Executive Agent align their respective processes, and sustaining reform momentum.”

Executive Order 12333 as Amended, 30 July 2008 (PDF)

 

Goals, Directions, Duties, Responsibilities and Conduct with respect to the United States Intelligence Efforts.

 

Reforms the Intelligence Community and creates the Director of National Intelligence.

 

Establishes the National Counterintelligence Executive, the National CI Policy Board, and the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive with title IX of the FY 2003 Intelligence Authorization Act.

 

Authorized intelligence and intelligence-related activities for FY 2003.

 

 

Reforms the Intelligence Community and creates the Director of National Intelligence.

 

Authorized intelligence and intelligence-related activities for FY 2004.

 

Authorized intelligence and intelligence-related activities for FY 2005.

 

"Uniting and strengthening America by providing appropriate tools required to intercept and obstruct terrorism."

 

 

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Intelligence Community Policy Guidance
Intelligence Community Standards

 

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The mission of NCSC's Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate (SCD) is to enhance the nation's supply chain and cyber security, leveraging multidisciplinary counterintelligence and security expertise to inform, guide, and coordinate integrated risk decisions and responses with strategic partners.

April 2022 is National Supply Chain Integrity Month

(NEW) Press Release: NCSC and Partners Launch “National Supply Chain Integrity Month” in April -- Fortifying the U.S. Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain

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Supply Chain Integrity Month 2022 Calendar

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Protecting Supply Chains for Critical Technologies

In October 2021, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) prioritized outreach efforts in five critical technology sector areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioeconomy, Autonomous Systems, Quantum, and Semiconductors. These technologies present unique opportunities and challenges where the stakes are potentially greatest for U.S. economic and national security. One of the unique challenges is managing the threats and risks to the very complex supply chains that support each one of these critical and emerging technologies. During April Supply Chain Integrity Month, NCSC focused on supply chain security issues unique to AI, specifically machine learning (ML) an AI subset; autonomous systems, specifically autonomous vehicles; and semiconductors. The awareness materials below highlight the unique supply chain issues associated with these critical technologies.

Supply Chain Integrity Month Spotlights and Guides

Executive Orders

Supply Chain Risk Management – Authorities, Policies, and Standards

Tools

Supply Chain Risk Management: Reducing Threats to Key U.S. Supply Chains

Sector-Specific Supply Chain Best Practices

Podcasts

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) – Don’t Be the Weakest Link!

Thought Leaders: Supply Chain Security

5G Wireless Technology

National Supply Chain Integrity Month 2021 – A Call to Action

Supply Chain Resources

Additional Resources

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