National Counterintelligence and Security Center


National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Background Investigator

Security Adjudicator

Form SF 312:

Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement

Current revision date 07/2013


Form SF 714:

Financial Disclosure Report

Current revision date 07/2022


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


Additional Links


Supply Chain Risk Management

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.


Take the General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) training course to Fortify the Chain:

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.

For National Supply Chain Integrity Month in April 2022, 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.

National Supply Chain Integrity Month

April 2023 — Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) – The Recipe for Resilience

April 2022 — Fortify the Chain

April 2021 — A Call to Action

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) - Don't Be the Weakest Link!

Supply Chain Risk Management

Executive Orders

Authorities, Policies, and Standards


Reducing Threats to Key U.S. Supply Chains


Thought Leaders: Supply Chain Security

5G Wireless Technology

Supply Chain Resources

Additional Resources

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