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Industrial Security

The Industrial Security Program (ISP) supports Department of Commerce operating units; bureaus and offices, to develop the contract through the solicitation award, and grant processes. These units use classified contractors who require access to Commerce facilities, classified information or classified operations with a properly completed Department of Defense Contract Security Classification Specification, (DD 254) and according to the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), documented by the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), 32 CFR Part 117.7 (h)(2)(ii).

Facility Clearance (FCL) 

Classified contracts require finding a company with an active FCL. The FCL status is confirmed by Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). The FCL designates the organization’s eligibility to access classified information. The company will provide contractors with active personal clearances to complete the contract.

DOC Industrial Security confirms the FCL of company before personnel are assigned to the task. FCL confirmation begins with company CAGE Code - Commercial And Government Entity Code. A CAGE Code is assigned by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency representing the company’s physical address and security clearance for the pre-award survey. DCSA tracks the FCL status of cleared companies to confirm the level and status of the FCL.

The FCL is recorded on the DD254 confirming the company is qualified to complete a NSI classified project. The DD254 outlines the company’s obligation to protect classified information, access requirements and performance obligations.

Personnel Clearance (PCL)


Classified Contractor In/Out-Processing Procedures

Department of Commerce (DOC) Herbert C Hoover Building (HCHB)



To process a classified contractor for a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) badge, contract personnel must first meet the following requirements:

  1. Full Name: (First Middle Last)
  2. SSN:
  3. Date and Place of Birth:
  4. Date clearance granted:
  5. Position Title:
  6. Date and Type of Current Background Investigation:
  7. Purpose of Visit:
  8. Date(s) of Visit: (Up to One Year)
  9. Point of Contact at Department of Commerce:
  10. Point of Contact Telephone Number: 
  11. FSO Signature
  • Company FSO sends copy of signed SF312

SCI access requires an access request memo sent to OSY_PERSEC@doc.gov and DSSO@doc.gov after the collateral clearance is recorded. Active TS clearance required. DSSO will read-in SCI access after receiving CIA approval. SCI debriefing will be required before departure


It is necessary that the following procedures be followed for all out-processing contractors

  • Complete the HCHB Contractor Out-Processing Form. The form is to be completed using the fillable fields (handwritten forms are not accepted)
  • COR will notify DOC Industrial Security:  OSY_IndustrialSecurity@doc.gov with the departure date of all classified contractors
  • Before departure date Classified contractors with SCI access will contact DOC Special Security Office, DSSO@doc.gov, to schedule SCI debriefing
  • Either email the completed form using the DOC Secure File Collaboration site (Kiteworks/Accellion) to HCHBsecurity@doc.gov or print, then return the completed form to the HCHB Security Service Center (Rm. 1522) along with the PIV badge and any other government-issued keys and/or access cards to complete the contractor out-processing

Note: For instructions on how to register and/or use the DOC Secure File Collaboration site (Kiteworks/Accellion) visit Kiteworks Secure File Transfer.