Clearance Policy



TS/SI/TK: Attendees must be U.S. citizens and have active, final granted TS/SI/TK clearances. You must have all three clearances to attend.

Timely passage of your clearance is important. If your clearance is not passed as required, you will not be able to attend the event.

Attendees WITH IC blue or green badges do not need to pass clearances. ***Please verify with your badging office that your IC badge is enabled to work at NGA facilities.

If you DO NOT have an Intelligence Community Blue or Green badge, you must have a clearance certification message submitted to the NCE Workforce Support Center by your Agency’s Special Security Officer (SSO) or Contractor’s Facility Security Officer (FSO).

Your social security number is required by the NGA as part of the security clearance verification process and also for facility access.

Please note: passing your clearance does not mean you have registered for the event. To register for the event, please visit the registration page.

The clearance message must be on official letterhead and MUST include the following:

Full name: Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial
Social Security Number:___-__-____
Date of Birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Agency/Company Name:
Purpose of Visit: AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium
Point of Contact Name: Kisha Watson
Point of Contact Phone: 703-631-6195
Security POC: Darrell Anderson: 571-557-1111
Date(s) of Visit: March 19-20, 2024

Choose One of the Following Methods of Passing Clearance Certification Messages to NGA:

SSO Message: NGA
Unclassified Fax: (571) 558-3229
Unclassified Email:
Secure Email:

All event attendees will be required to show a valid state** or federal issued photo identification (i.e. a drivers license, state identification card, passport).

Clearance Questions?
Workforce Support Center: 571-557-1111.

**Please note, NGA adheres to policies related to the REAL ID Act. The REAL ID Act is a federal law which created a national standard for state-issued driver's licenses and requires federal agencies to apply new rules for individuals entering their facilities. If your driver's license is not in compliance with The REAL ID Act, alternate forms of acceptable identification include: U.S. Passports, DoD Common Access Cards, U.S. federal government identification cards and credentials.