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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The Personal Conduct adjudicative guideline covers unreliable or untrustworthy behavior not considered under other guidelines, or which falls below the threshold for action under any other single guideline. Individuals who are eod or poorly adjusted, have a significant character weakness or suffer from mental illness may react in ways that are self-destructive, counterproductive or illegal.

A fundamental security principle is that all doubts concerning personnel having access to classified data shall be resolved in favor of national security. Any conduct that indicates disrespect for rules and regulations can be a security concern under Personal Conduct as well as several other guidelines.

They experience failure to compete effectively with dor peers; perceive injustice at the hands of a supervisor or employing organization; are terminated from a job under circumstances that prompt resentment; feel rejected or betrayed by a spouse; confront serious financial or medical problems; or are tempted by a seemingly easy opportunity for illegal monetary dkd. These and other types of conduct may raise questions about a subject’s judgment, trustworthiness or reliability, but may not be disqualifying by themselves.

The adjudication process seeks reasonable assurance that persons granted access to classified information are persons: Financial Considerations Failure or inability to live within one’s means, satisfy debts or meet financial obligations may indicate poor self-control, lack of judgment or unwillingness to abide by rules and regulations, all of which can raise questions about an applicant’s reliability, trustworthiness and ability to protect classified national security information CNSI.

Alcohol Consumption Some alcohol use is normal, but excessive use can be a serious security concern. Any doubt concerning personnel being considered for access to classified information will be resolved in favor of the national security.

The role of the adjudicator is to ensure that all doubts concerning personnel being granted eligibility for access to classified information shall be resolved in favor of national security. The adjudicator must make a conscientious effort to be sufficiently knowledgeable about the individual, to evaluate the facts fairly and objectively, to seek counsel from knowledgeable supervisors and specialists as appropriate, and to make a balanced and succinct presentation of all relevant factors in each case.

Cleared employees must respect regulations whether they agree with them or not. Many employees become disloyal after gaining a security clearance. It is different with juveniles, however. If allegiance to the United States is in doubt, an individual’s willingness to safeguard classified information is also in doubt. This increases the risk of unauthorized disclosure of classified information due to impulsive or careless behavior.


Know the questions that will be asked by the investigators. Involvement in certain types of outside employment or activities is of security concern if it poses a conflict of interest with an individual’s security responsibilities and could create an increased risk of unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

A person with these qualities may not be a security risk even if, for example, he or she were to develop an alcohol problem or serious financial debt. Passwords and User IDs are used to control access to the system data, and procedures are in place to deter and detect browsing and unauthorized access. These positive qualities may outweigh some unfavorable information.

Three positive qualities, among others, are associated with trustworthiness, reliability and being an overall good security risk.

The topics or “issues” listed below are the primary factors by which Department of Defense DoD personnel security specialists adjudicators will either grant or deny your application for a security clearance.

This includes favorable information, unfavorable information, circumstances that may mitigate the unfavorable information, and circumstances that may affect the credibility of the information. Thus, the applicant clearance process must focus on risk factors that indicate a potential for future betrayal as well as current loyalty. The adjudicative process is an examination of a sufficient period of a person’s life to 5200.2r- an affirmative determination that the person is an acceptable security risk.

What most people do not know is that within each topic or issue, vod are between 6 and 10 sub-topics or issues. 5200.2-r

DOD 5200.2-R PDF

Conflicts of interest can take many forms, including employment, consulting, volunteering and political activities. This magnifies the amount of damage that can be caused by a single cleared insider working for the other side. Allegiance to the United States An applicant must be of unquestioned allegiance to the United States. 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.

In some cases, clients have had their eligibility for access to classified information or employment ddod sensitive duties suspended, and must defend against a permanent revocation of eligibility to hold a clearance. It may indicate proceeds from financially profitable criminal acts. Most scientific research and past espionage cases show that the connection between sexual behavior and personnel security is far more complex than the simple notion that “normal” sex is acceptable and “nonconforming” sexual practices are a security risk.


Any reason to suspect otherwise creates doubt about the applicant’s willingness to safeguard classified national security information CNSI.

The Adjudicative Process The adjudicative process is an examination of a sufficient period of a person’s life to make an affirmative determination that the person is an acceptable security risk.

Personnel with technical skills and administrative access to a network are also capable of damaging or impairing the operability of critical information systems. Civilian, military and contract employees who request access to information under the security cognizance of DoDIIS. Although the adjudicative process considers trustworthiness and reliability in regards to protecting national security-related information, an applicant’s prior history with handling other forms of protected information is relevant e.

Information is used to meet regulatory requirements when granting access to information systems and to maintain a repository of personnel who have been granted access. By its very nature, past or current criminal activity calls into question a person’s ability or willingness to comply with laws, rules and regulations.

The adjudicator is an analyst who forms his or her conclusions and recommendations based on a review of dov available information. A person’s strengths are evaluated to assess whether the strengths outweigh the weaknesses. 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. It is not prohibited for a U.

A source’s impression that subject is vindictive could be substantiated by description of threats or destruction of property. Sources and Information A source’s impressions, opinions or interpretations are useful to investigators as clues to things that require further investigation, but they are generally not used as a basis for adjudicative action unless they are substantiated sod examples of specific behaviors.

The applicant’s preference for a foreign country must be established by adequate evidence of heightened risks to national security. Eligibility for access to classified information is predicated upon the individual meeting these personnel security guidelines.

A formal diagnosis of a disorder is not required for there to be a concern 52000.2-r this guideline. This is the opposite of the antisocial person who resists rules and regulations, finds it difficult to conform to society’s expectations, and exploits and manipulates other persons.