DOD 5200.2-R PDF

DoD R, “Department o£ Defense Personnel Security Program,” December , is hereby canceled as of December 31, DoD M – National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual. ( NISPOM) DoD R – Personnel Security Program. DOD R: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM.

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Conflicts of interest can take many forms, including dkd, consulting, volunteering and political activities. No one has a right to a security clearance, but the government is required to follow its own rules so that any decision to deny is made through a reasonable and unbiased process. Alcohol affects the central nervous system and how the brain functions.

Additional Resources DoD Directive The ability to weather these situations without engaging in improper or illegal activity depends, in large part, upon a person’s basic character and integrity. The individual “has divided loyalties or foreign financial interests”; The individual “may be manipulated or induced doc help a foreign person, group, organization or government in a way that is not in U. Alcohol Consumption Some alcohol use is normal, but excessive use can be a serious security concern.

In order to make this determination, a personnel security background investigation is conducted. One of the keys is found in the appropriate regulations which underpin dov security clearance work, and specifically in those sections dealing with extenuation and mitigation.

Mental health is a security concern because it influences how a person perceives the world, makes decisions and manages stress. The Whole-Person Concept Candidates for security clearance are evaluated under a system which provides a balanced assessment of affirmative or positive qualities as well as potentially disqualifying behaviors.

A preference for a foreign entity may cause a person to make decisions that are contrary to the interests of the United States.

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Any conduct that indicates disrespect for rules and regulations can be a security concern under Personal Conduct as well as several other guidelines. Any failure to provide truthful and candid answers during the security clearance process dof of particular interest. Skip to main content Press Enter.

Respectfully, Bill Meili Dallas Office: These and other types of conduct may raise questions about a subject’s judgment, trustworthiness or reliability, but may not be disqualifying by themselves.

DOD 5200.2-R PDF

Willingness and ability to comply with rules and regulations is, therefore, an important qualification for access to classified information. By so doing we can argue that the client poses no 520.02-r threat to national security, fod that the reinstatement of eligibility or lifting of the preliminary suspension is clearly in the best interests of the U. The frequency and recency of the conduct.


Negative inference regarding the standards of this guideline may not be raised solely on the basis of an applicant having sought mental health counseling. Unfavorable information is more useful when time and frequency are expressed in specific rather than general terms: Many employees become disloyal after gaining a security clearance. The quality and completeness of investigation can be judged, in part, by the extent to which people who have been very close to subject are available as sources.

They apply to persons being considered for initial or continued eligibility for access to classified information, to include sensitive compartmented information SCI and special access programs SAPsand are to be used by government departments and agencies in all final clearance determinations.

What most people do not know is that within each topic or issue, there are between 6 and 10 sub-topics or issues.

Capacity for Making Commitment Obligations that accompany a security clearance involve a lifetime fod to maintain secrecy. The ultimate determination of whether the granting or continuing of eligibility for a security clearance is clearly consistent with the interests of national security must be an overall common sense judgment sod upon careful consideration of the 13 adjudicative guidelines, each of which is to be 5200.2r- in the context of the whole person.

These two approaches come together in the “whole person” concept, which is fundamental to the adjudicative process. Sexual orientation or preference may not be used as a basis for disqualification in adjudicating eligibility for security clearance. Sexual behavior that involves did criminal offense; indicates a personality or emotional disorder; reflects a lack of judgment or discretion; or may subject an applicant to undue influence or coercion, exploitation or duress can raise questions about the applicant’s reliability, trustworthiness and ability to protect classified national security information CNSI.

Please call my office for comprehensive help and representation with your security clearance issue or problem. Social Responsibility Maintaining security requires following the rules for protection of classified information.

DOD Adjudicative Elements – Security Clearance

The 52002-r responsible person has appropriate respect for authority, comfortably accepts ordinary rules and regulations, and odd fairly with others. 5200.2- government organizations and private businesses do not know and cannot measure accurately how much they suffer from theft in the workplace by employees or outsiders.


There have been numerous cases of such malicious dof by disgruntled IT professionals with some level of administrative access to a government or corporate system. Your topic or issue will range anywhere from not severe You have nothing to worry aboutto very severe Your security clearance application has a high probability of being denied.

Psychological Conditions Mental health is a security concern because it influences how a person perceives the world, makes decisions and manages stress. Such behavior is sometimes part of a more general pattern of inability or unwillingness to follow rules that should also be evaluated under the Personal Conduct Guideline. Certain positions within DoD entail duties of such a sensitive nature, including access to classified information, that the misconduct, malfeasance or nonfeasance of an incumbent in any such position could result in an unacceptably adverse impact upon the national security of the United States.

As a result, those individuals have been able to deploy and otherwise extend, grow and continue their careers. The adjudication process seeks reasonable assurance that persons granted access to classified information are persons: It may indicate proceeds from financially profitable criminal acts.

This responsibility can be unsettling when the proper decision is uncertain. It is different with juveniles, however. Foreign Influence Foreign contacts and interests become a security concern if an applicant has divided loyalties or if foreign financial interests can be manipulated or induced to help a foreign person, group, organization or government in a way that is not in the interests of the United States. In evaluating the relevance of an individual’s conduct, the adjudicator will consider the 13 Adjudicative Guidelines and cross reference them with the following below-listed 9 Adjudicative Factors:.

Other crimes such as drug dealing, illegal gambling, assault on coworkers, theft from other employees and prostitution also affect the workplace.