Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 15, 2010
Facilities Clearance Consulting, based in Washington DC, is available to guide vendors through the facility and personnel security clearance process under the Defense Security Service (DSS). Facilities Clearance Consulting also creates and completes industrial security program elements and documentation so the cleared vendor can comply with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requirements.
Uncleared vendors may not submit proposals to support the Federal government on classified contracts. They must be cleared because proposals for classified contracts require the offeror to view or store classified information in order to submit the most competitive proposal possible.
Facilities Clearance Consulting also assists the vendor in establishing the biggest benefit the company offers to the U.S. government in order get sponsorship. The company identifies the essential company information to complete the DSS documentation requirements and checklist; advises vendors on Foreign Owned or Controlling Interest (FOCI) issues and how to mitigate them to get their facility and personnel security clearances; helps the vendor comply with the NISPOM during the investigation; and establishes the vendor's Industrial Security program after the company has received the facility/personnel security clearances.
While Facilities Clearance Consulting can provide on-site assistance at the vendor location, most work can be done remotely via email and telephone to save the vendor money. Consulting services are available on demand as needed during the DSS pre-investigation phase, active investigation period and post-investigation.
Getting facility and personnel security clearances for uncleared vendors who have critical products and services that can be offered to the federal government via classified contract vehicles is critical. For homeland security requirements, there are a number of applications that require the vendor to support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on classified contracts.
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