By John V. Berry, Esq., www.berrylegal.com
The former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, issued new adjudicative guidelines for all federal agencies to follow on December 10, 2016. These guidelines, known as Security Executive Agent Directive 4 (SEAD 4) have been in effect since June 8, 2017. The Adjudicative Guidelines explain the security concerns that may arise and potentially applicable mitigating factors. I have attached two versions to this post, a PDF copy of Download Security Executive Agent Directive 4 here and a text version which follows and which may have some typographical errors based on PDF conversion. The document contains 3 major portions: (1) the adjudication process; (2) the new adjudicative guidelines A-M, and (3) potential exemptions for individuals that meet certain criteria. When an individual is facing actual security clearance concerns or potential concerns it is important to obtain legal advice and legal representation. Our law firm advises individuals in the security clearance process. We can be contacted at www.berrylegal.com or by telephone at (703) 668-0070. Please visit our Facebook page.