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What is NACI clearance?

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National Agency Check with Inquiries, or NACI, is a background investigation performed for potential federal employees who might be accessing classified information. As the minimum investigation required, a NACI check is considered for public trust positions with no bearing on national security.

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NACI investigations include verification of education and employment history and checking character references. Information Technology Director is an example of a position that would require a NACI check because of the role’s access to government information that is stored on computer systems and networks such as personnel records and technical data. A NACI investigation on its own is not sufficient for security clearance determination because it does not include a credit check.

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