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Personnel Security Program


NNSA is responsible for managing national nuclear security and supports several key program areas including Defense, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Naval Reactors, Emergency Operations, Infrastructure and Environment, Nuclear Security, Management and Administration and the Office of the Administrator. Each program area is focused on specific challenges.

The Office of Personnel & Facility Clearances & Classification (OPFCC) is part of the NNSA, Office of Defense Nuclear Security. The Office of Defense Nuclear Security (DNS) is responsible for the development and implementation of security programs for NNSA to include key management areas such as security operations, resources, engineering, and technical support to NNSA field elements and facilities.

OPFCC is responsible for the implementation of the Personnel Security Program for NNSA federal and contractor personnel at field offices, the Albuquerque Complex, and some DOE elements by ensuring timely and efficient processing of initial access authorization requests and reinvestigations; and by providing timely review and adjudication of investigative reports and other information relating to an individual's access authorization eligibility. OPFCC is also responsible for the Facility Clearance Program, the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, and Classification. OPFCC’s Personnel Security Program is organized into four divisions: