Security Clearances Do Not Expire According to Memo from US Intelligence Director


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Originally published at: https://clearancejobsblog.com/security-clearances-do-not-expire-according-to-memo-from-us-intelligence-director/

Grumblings from the field about DOD agencies denying contractors access to facilities and/or classified information because their investigations are out of scope has elicited a response from the Director for Defense Intelligence. This issue was addressed in a December 7, 2016 memorandum issued by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense and states that contractor…


#2

Good stuff! This is what our personnel security folks have been saying but they've had problems convincing others.

However, if a person went from one employer to another (on the contractor side), can the new employer pick up this "unexpired" clearance? This is the problem that I personally may be facing.


#3

As long as you have an active clearance they just change the cage code in the system to the new company


#4

Is this just for personnel already working in the IC or does it apply to someone outside who've let their clearance lapse after two years?


#5

This refers to those with an active clearance who may have an investigation that is past due for a PR.


#6

I think the clarification applies most to those currently/already employed. If you transfer employers, there's a possibility your current employer would downgrade your access in JPAS before your new employer 'picks' you up. Isn't that a possibility? It's still relevant to the many of cleared professionals currently employed, still working, with overdue PRs (which is a growing number!)


#7

This memo comes from the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, USD(I). As such it clearly applies to DoD activities. Is there a similar guidance from somewhere in DNI that applies to other agencies? Does this guidance apply to NRO and NSA, which clearly fall under DoD, except when they don't.


#8

Wouldn't an employer be required to downgrade an employee who left the company since there's no need-to-know at that point?


#9

Yes, when you separate from an employer and are no longer in a cleared position the FSO is supposed to go into JPAS and indicate that so the clearance can administratively withdrawn.