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Standardizing the process for temporary access to SCI

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The DOD CAF, in alignment with the Director of National Intelligence policy (Intelligence Community Policy Guidance 704.1,) is standardizing the component requests process for temporary eligibility to Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), or Interim SCI eligibility.

  • Component requests for Interim SCI eligibility must include a copy of the most recent Standard Form 86 (SF-86) and a copy of the personnel screening interview questionnaire. An SF-86 is required for SCI nomination according to the DOD Manual 5105.21, Volume 3 SCI Administrative Security Manual: Administration of Personnel Security, and Special Activities.
  • Components should submit Interim SCI requests using the Interim SCI Eligibility Customer Service Request (CSR) in the Defense Information System for Security (DISS). Incomplete SCI nomination packages, or the use of any other DISS CSR will delay the DOD CAF interim determination or result in the request’s rejection.
  • Components who request an "Advance National Agency Check" in their investigation only need to send the personnel screening interview questionnaire with their Interim SCI request.
  • Components who are unable to submit requests using the "Interim SCI Eligibility" CSR in DISS should contact the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Helpdesk for resolution.

The DOD CAF welcomes your feedback about ways to improve efficiency. The DOD CAF Call Center email is the preferred communication method.