What is a Tier 1 investigation?
Tier 1 is the investigation for positions designated as low-risk, non-sensitive. It is also the minimum level of investigation for a final credentialing determination for physical and logical access. Tier 1 investigations are requested using the Standard Form (SF) 85.
Security Clearance 101: The Lowest Level of Security Clearance Needed for Overseas Contractors. Post Date: March 25, 2015 | Category: General Information. A National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) is a background investigation primarily for government employees who will not have access to classified information.
- The National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) is a background investigation primarily for federal employees who will not have access to classified information.
- The shortest and least intrusive form is the SF-85, “Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions.” The SF-85 is used to request NACI investigations to support Low Risk positions. The SF-85P, “Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions,” is used to request a MBI investigation on Moderate Risk positions.
- A security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing them access to classified information (state or organizational secrets) or to restricted areas, after completion of a thorough background check.
The ANACI (Access National Agency Check with Written Inquiries + Credit Check) background check is the lowest level of investigation that meets the requirements for an individual to occupy a Sensitive position within the DoD.
- An L clearance is a security clearance used by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission for civilian access relating to nuclear materials and information under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. It is equivalent to a United States Department of Defense (DOD) Secret clearance.
- Personnel security is a system of policies and procedures which seek to mitigate the risk of workers (insiders) exploiting their legitimate access to an organisation's assets for unauthorised purposes.
- Physical security is the protection of personnel, hardware, software, networks and data from physical actions and events that could cause serious loss or damage to an enterprise, agency or institution. This includes protection from fire, flood, natural disasters, burglary, theft, vandalism and terrorism.
In the past three years, DoD has had a significant backlog of security clearances and reinvestigations pending, most especially for TOP SECRET level access. In general, expect a CONFIDENTIAL or SECRET clearance to take between 1 and 3 months. A TOP SECRET will probably take between 4 and 8 months.
- The term “eQIP” – which stands for electronic Questionnaire for Security Processing – strikes fear and angst into even the most experienced security professional or clearance holder. eQIP is the electronic version of the Standard Forms 85, 85P and 86 (SF 85/86).
- e-QIP (Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing) is a secure website managed by OPM that is designed to automate the common security questionnaires used to process federal background investigations.
- e-QIP is a web-based automated system that was designed to facilitate the processing of standard investigative forms used when conducting background investigations for Federal security, suitability, fitness and credentialing purposes.
Updated: 21st September 2018