Much thought has gone into the development of all of the security requirements levied on our contractors, to include the facility and personnel security requirements. Our goal is the protection of our sensitive and classified information and ultimately the protection of our personnel who work and live in our facilities overseas.
General relevant information is provided on this page. For thorough information on the National Industrial Security Program, the following link will provide access to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM): http://nsi.org/Library/Govt/Nispom.html
For any contracts involving access to classified materials, a Security Classification Guide, published by Diplomatic Security, is issued as a part of the RFP.
Information for Contractors with Facility Security Clearances
Must have approval from the Defense Security Service (DSS) before a cleared company can:
A contract that requires access to classified information/areas or requires a firm to provide cleared personnel.
Facility Security Clearance (FCL)
Government's determination (Defense Security Service, DSS) that a firm is eligible for access to classified information. DSS administers the National Industrial Security Program for DoD, DoS and about 20 other User Agencies.
- Key Management Personnel must be cleared
- Review of corporate structure by DSS
- Resolution of any Foreign Ownership Control or Influence
To Award a Classified Contract
Contract must have a FCL; if an uncleared firm is selected for a classified contract, Department of State will sponsor the selected firm for an FCL and award can only be made upon issuance of the FCL