Security Clearance

Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)

NDU uses JPAS to verify both clearance and SCI access. Please ensure your cIearance/accesses are up to date in the JPAS system. If your clearance is not kept via JPAS your agency Special Security Officer (SSO) will need to pass clearances.

NOTE:  Those agencies that do not use JPAS are encouraged to call our point of contact listed below for clearance passing instructions.

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.

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


Security Office POC:
Ms. Jen Cefalo
ph: (202) 685-2131
fax: (202) 685-3765
cefaloj@ndu.edu