The Personnel Security Program establishes the standards, criteria, and guidelines upon which personnel security eligibility determinations are based.

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Adverse Information Reporting

Provides information regarding adverse information reporting responsibilities. The short provides the opportunity to evaluate information and behaviors to determine if an incident report is appropriate, and identifies when and how adverse information should be reported. feedback

Continuous Evaluation Awareness

Provides information regarding the Continuous Evaluation investigative process set forth in Security Executive Agent Directive 6 (SEAD 6). This short will show how CE assists in mitigating the risk posed by insiders, who look to harm the United States, by identifying security-relevant information earlier and more often than the current reinvestigation cycles. feedback

Reporting Requirements At A Glance

Provides information on the reporting responsibilities that are set forth in Security Executive Agent Directive 3 (SEAD 3). This directive establishes the reporting requirements for all covered individuals who have access to classified information or hold a sensitive position. feedback

The 13 Adjudicative Guidelines

Explains how to perform the role of a personnel security adjudicator through a series of short format courses, each individually addressing one of the 13 Adjudicative Guidelines. Participants will make adjudicative eligibility determinations in 13 adjudicative guideline based scenarios by examining the concern, disqualifying conditions, and mitigating conditions of each guideline. They are provided feedback regarding their decisions. feedback

  1. Adjudicative Guideline A: Allegiance to the United States
  2. Adjudicative Guideline B: Foreign Influence
  3. Adjudicative Guideline C: Foreign Preference
  4. Adjudicative Guideline D: Sexual Behavior
  5. Adjudicative Guideline E: Personal Conduct
  6. Adjudicative Guideline F: Financial Considerations
  7. Adjudicative Guideline G: Alcohol Consumption
  8. Adjudicative Guideline H: Drug Involvement and Substance Misuse
  9. Adjudicative Guideline I: Psychological Conditions
  10. Adjudicative Guideline J: Criminal Conduct
  11. Adjudicative Guideline K: Handling Protected Information
  12. Adjudicative Guideline L: Outside Activities
  13. Adjudicative Guideline M: Use of Information Technology

The Federal Investigative Standards

Provides a high-level overview of the Federal Investigative Standards (FIS). This short introduces the five-tiered investigative model feedback


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