personnel security investigation


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personnel security investigation

An inquiry into the activities of an individual, designed to develop pertinent information pertaining to trustworthiness and suitability for a position of trust as related to loyalty, character, emotional stability, and reliability. Also called PSI.
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Industrial security representatives have distributed an initial supply of PSQ, NAQ, and DoD request for personnel security investigation forms to contractors.
For example, it will deny clearance to those whose applications reflect derogatory information serious enough to warrant an expanded personnel security investigation. The contractor will be notified in writing when an interim clearance is denied.
In the US, Diplomatic Security personnel protect the Secretary of State and high- ranking foreign dignitaries and officials visiting the United States, investigates passport and visa fraud, and conducts personnel security investigations.
The CGIS conducts criminal and personnel security investigations within the Coast Guard's area of responsibility.
These requirements include, among other things, milestones for the reduction in length of time to complete personnel security investigations and adjudications, reciprocity of security clearance and access determinations, the establishment of an integrated database to track investigative and adjudication information with the authorization of appropriations for its implementation, and continuous evaluation of available technology in investigations and adjudications.
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