The rating a company’s security program receives during a security vulnerability assessment (SVA) / inspection by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)—formerly the Defense Security Service—can have substantial ramifications for its business. The most commonly assigned rating of Satisfactory logically has little impact on current or future business. But a rating of Marginal or Unsatisfactory can imperil the company’s facility security clearance and its current and prospective contracts. Conversely, a rating of Commendable or Superior can enhance a company’s chances of winning classified contracts.

We can perform an audit of your security program to help you prepare for a review by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program and its operating manual (NISPOM). We can also help your organization to quickly fix its security program after receiving a rating of Marginal or Unsatisfactory.

As an example, a company’s security program had fallen into neglect. After performing a security vulnerability assessment (SVA) and giving the company’s security program a rating of Unsatisfactory, the DCSA terminated the company’s facility security clearance. The company found us, became a client, and had us restore their security program and their facility security clearance.