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Memorandum, Adjudicative Guidelines Implementation - February 21, 2006

February 21,2006

The following adjudicative guidelines are established for all U.S. government civilian and military personnel, consultants, contractors, employees of contractors, licensees, certificate holders or grantees and their employees and other individuals who require access to classified information.

"On December 29,2005, the President approved a revision of the Adjudicative
Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Information. The
revised guidelines were distributed as an attachment to a memorandum f?om
Stephen J. Hadley, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs,
addressed to William Leonard, Director of the Information Security Oversight
Office. In his memorandum, Mr. Hadley instructed Mr. Leonard to circulate the
revised guidelines for immediate implementation by all agencies that grant
security clearances. Mr. Hadley further emphasized that all agencies must honor
clearances granted under the new guidelines, consistent with Executive Order
(E.O.) 12968 and the December 12,2005, memorandum on reciprocity issued by
Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and
Budget. . .
As you know, the Department of Energy (DOE) published the first iteration of the
Adjudicative Guidelines, issued by the White House on March 24, 1997, as
Appendix B to 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 71 0, Criteria and
Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special
Nuclear Material. We are in the process of revising that regulation and will
include the new Adjudicative Guidelines in the revision. However, as we noted in
Appendix B of the current regulation, the President may change the guidelines.
without notice. Therefore, we publish the guidelines for reference purposes only.
Publication of the guidelines in the CFR is not necessary as a prerequisite to our
implementation of the new version of the guidelines."