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Order 1600.1F - Personnel Security Program

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Personnel Security Program
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Order purpose statement

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Order 1630.2, Personnel Security Management, delegates to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the authority to administer its own personnel security program, including the authority to grant security clearances for access to classified national security information (also known as CNSI or classified information). The FAA program must implement the policies of DOT Order 1630.2 and the associated DOT Personnel Security Management Manual (PSMM). Subject to the concurrence of the Director, Office of Security (M-40), the FAA may adopt procedures that implement DOT personnel security policies in ways different from those prescribed in the DOT PSMM, provided they are sufficient to meet the requirements contained in DOT Order 1630.2. FAA Order 1600.1 establishes personnel security standards, criteria, and procedures for the FAA, consistent with applicable law, Executive Orders (EO), and Government-wide regulations governing the Personnel Security Program. The objective of the Personnel Security Program is to provide the highest possible degree of assurance that the employment, retention, or continued access to classified information of persons working for or on behalf of the FAA will promote the safety, security, and efficiency of the National Airspace System and safeguard national security.


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Cancelled documents
Number Title Date
1600.72A Contractor and Industrial Security Program 2005-12-28
1600.1E Personnel Security Program 2005-07-25