The National Counterintelligence and Security Center provides effective leadership and support to the counterintelligence and security activities of the US Intelligence Community, the US Government, and US private sector entities who are at risk of intelligence collection or attack by foreign adversaries.
The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), in accordance with EO 13467, is responsible, as the Security Executive Agent (SecEA), for the development, implementation, and oversight of effective, efficient, and uniform policies and procedures governing the conduct of investigations and adjudications for eligibility for access to classified information and eligibility to hold a sensitive position. While the DNI is focused primarily on the Intelligence Community (IC), as SecEA his responsibilities are further extended to cover personnel security processes within all agencies, government-wide.
The Special Security Directorate (NCSC/SSD), NCSC’s Special Security Directorate serves as the Executive Staff for all Security Executive Agent functions and responsibilities on behalf of the DNI.
The Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council (PAC) is responsible to the President for driving implementation of the Security and Suitability Reform Effort and for “ensuring accountability by agencies, ensuring the Suitability Executive Agent and the Security Executive Agent align their respective processes, and sustaining reform momentum.”