Navigating Security Clearance Law with Confidence

Welcome to the National Security Lawyers Association (NSLA)

Education and Resources for Security Clearance Professionals

The NSLA is a professional association of attorneys who specialize in security clearance law. Our mission is to serve as a resource for individuals and organizations in understanding and navigating the complex process of obtaining and maintaining a security clearance. 

Our team of experienced attorneys are committed to providing resources to those involved in the security clearance process, with a commitment to excellence and ethical standards.


Standards for Adjudicative Guidelines

The United States Government will thoroughly investigate the background of any individual attempting to obtain access to classified information. The level of scrutiny increases as the level of clearance increases. The level of clearance is determined based on the level of harm that the United States could suffer if the classified information were compromised.

The Government pays particular attention to the following 13 Adjudicative Guidelines. We have compiled resources and articles for each guideline, please select a guideline to learn more.

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