National Counterintelligence and Security Center

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."



Presidential Issuances
National Policies
Intelligence Community Directives
Intelligence Community Policy Guidance
Intelligence Community Standards


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Supply Chain Risk Management


Supply Chain Month UNCLASS


NCSC leads its mission partners in assessing and mitigating activities of foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries who attempt to compromise the global network of pathways – supply chains – that provide mission-critical products, materials and services.  Supply chain risk management (SCRM) bridges expertise from acquisition, information management, logistics, intelligence, counterintelligence, security, and cyber to share threat assessments, vulnerabilities, and mitigation information.  NCSC works closely with counterparts in government, the private sector, and academe to identify and advise of threats to key national supply chains.


Relevant Reports, Briefings & Reading Material



Supply Chain Risk Management Web-Based Training (AGILE Course Code ONCIX-SCD-1001)

(U) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) - Awareness provides introductory-level training on how performance risk functions (threats, vulnerabilities and consequences) affect the supply chain. This course is intended for personnel involved the acquisitions and logistics process as well as security officers and specialists.  


AGILE Course Code: ONCIX-SCD-1001

Audience: Security professionals and their managers

Duration: 2.5 hours

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Pre-requisites: None

Updated: September 2016

This course is available on AGILE. Please visit https://www.agile.mil 


Insider Threat


NCSC co-leads the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) with the FBI.  The NITTF helps the Executive Branch build programs that deter, detect, and mitigate actions by insiders who may represent a threat to national security.  The NITTF develops guidance, provides assistance, assesses progress and analyzes new and continuing insider threat challenges.  It is important to note that insider threat programs target anomalous activities, not individuals, so the NITTF’s work is coordinated with the relevant organization’s records management office, legal counsel, and civil liberties and privacy officials to build-in protections against infringing upon employees’ civil liberties, civil rights, privacy and whistleblower protections.


 Insider Threat Websites




Relevant Reports, Briefings & Reading Material:


National Counterintelligence and Security Center