Security Clearance

-All Clearance/Accesses must be up to date and posted in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) 30 days prior to the start of your Capstone session. NDU uses JPAS ONLY to verify both Top Secret clearance and SCI access.

If your Top Secret clearance and SCI accesses are posted in JPAS there is no further action necessary – we will confirm your clearance via JPAS.

If your clearance is not posted in JPAS your agency Security Officer and agency Special Security Officer (SSO) will need to pass clearances separately. The preferred method is submission of a visit request by fax on agency letterhead to 202-685-3765. The fax must include: date and place of birth, clearance date, investigation type, and investigation date. Purpose must include CAPSTONE. POC: Bonnie Swanson. Secondary method is by message over SSO Channels. Message PLA is SSO JFSCOL/NDU Capstone/. The message must also include date and place of birth, clearance date, investigation date, and investigation type.

**NDU Security does not have access to Scattered Castles for clearance / SCI verification.**

-Fellows must have a current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility. All Fellows must have a current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility based on a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), Special Background Investigation (SBI), SBPR (Periodic Reinvestigation), or agency equivalent.

-Fellows must be eligible for SCI access on DAY ONE of the course. Those Fellows not currently read in (indoctrinated) to SCI accesses should be briefed (indoctrinated) at least 30 days before attending the course.  NDU can not indoctrinate you.

-Required Compartments:
The compartments required for Capstone participation are SI, TK, Gamma, and HCS. Contact your agency SSO to ensure you meet Capstone compliance.

Additional information regarding security clearances and SCI access can be obtained from our security office POC:
Ms. Debbie Grooms
ph: (202) 685-2131