Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility

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Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility
Founded 1986[1]
Country United States of America
Branch United States Navy
Part of Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Director R. B. Peele[2]

The Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility (DoN CAF), a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) organization, is responsible for determining who within the Department of the Navy is eligible to hold a security clearance, to have access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), or to be assigned to sensitive duties. The aggregate body of DoN personnel consists of Active Duty and Reserve components of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, as well as civilians and contractors. In addition, DoN CAF makes SCI eligibility determinations for select contractor personnel. Collateral clearance determinations for contractor personnel are established by DISCO (Defense Industrial Service Clearance Office).

DoN CAF also maintains an extensive database of its security decisions and provides overall operational support to the Navy’s personnel security program.

Adjudication is the review and consideration of all available information to ensure an individual’s loyalty, reliability, and trustworthiness are such that entrusting an individual with national security information or assigning an individual to sensitive duties is clearly in the best interest of national security. Their mission is to provide customer service, adjudication, and implement strategies for the DoN Personnel Security Program.


  1. ^ "NCIS History". Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Retrieved 24 November 2008. In 1986, the Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility (DoN CAF) was established and placed under the agency, corresponding with the organization's new responsibility of adjudicating security clearances. 
  2. ^ R. B. Peele. "Director's Letter". Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 

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