The rating a company’s security program receives during a security vulnerability assessment (SVA) / inspection by the Defense Security Service can have substantial ramifications for its business—either positive or negative. 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 Security Service 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.