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NPR 1600.3
Effective Date: May 31, 2012
Expiration Date: May 28, 2020

(NASA Only)

Subject: Personnel Security (Change 2, April 29, 2013)

Responsible Office: Office of Protective Services

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Table of Contents

Change History

NPR 1600.3 Personnel Security

Change Number


Change Description


Administratively edits to Section 1.2.3 add (5), and corrections to Section 3.16.4


Minor administrative edits to Sections 3.16.4; New verbiage to section 3.16.7; renumbered paragraph to 3.16.9; added C:22 - PPD-19 to Appendix C Reference.


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Overview
1.2 Responsibilities
1.3 Waivers and Exceptions
1.4 Violations of Security Requirements

Chapter 2. Personnel Security Investigations

2.1 General
2.2 Public Trust Positions
2.3 Designation of Risk and Sensitivity Levels
2.4 High-Risk Public Trust Positions
2.5 Moderate-Risk Public Trust Positions
2.6 Low-Risk Positions
2.7 Child Care Providers
2.8 Lautenberg Amendment
2.9 Personnel Security Investigations Requested by NASA
2.10 Investigation and Reinvestigation Requirements for NASA Civil Service Employees and Appointees without Access to CNSI
2.11 Investigation and Reinvestigation Requirements for NASA Contractor Employees without Access to CNSI
2.12 Processing Personnel Security Investigation Requests in e-QIP
2.13 Individuals with Prior Criminal Record
2.14 Adverse Information
2.15 Reciprocity of Other Agency Adjudications
2.16 HSPD-12 Credentialing Standards
2.17 Reconsideration Procedures for Contractor Employees and Other Agency Affiliates
2.18 Personnel Security File Storage and Access

Chapter 3. Personnel Security Investigations for National Security Positions

3.1 General
3.2 Scope
3.3 Program Oversight
3.4 Principles of Personnel Security Clearance Management
3.5 Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
3.6 One-Time Access Determinations
3.7 Coding of Position Sensitivity Level Designations for National Security Positions
3.8 Temporary/Interim Access to Classified National Security Information (CNSI)
3.9 Access to CNSI by Non-U.S. Citizens
3.10 Reciprocal Recognition of Personnel Security Clearance Determinations
3.11 Access to Restricted Data (RD) or Formerly Restricted Data (FRD)
3.12 Guiding Principles for Adjudication, Suspension, Denial, or Revocation of Security Clearances
3.13 Bond Amendment
3.14 Adjudication of Security Clearances
3.15 Suspension of Security Clearances
3.16 Denial or Revocation of Security Clearances
3.17 Continuous Evaluation of Security Clearance Eligibility
3.18 Classified Visits and Meetings

Appendix A. Definitions

Appendix B. Acronyms

Appendix C. References


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