Security Executive Agent
(U) The “Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, Standard Form 312 (SF 312)” was revised by the DNI to reflect language required by two new statutes; 2011 Public Law 112-74 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act and 2012 Public Law 112-199 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). The WPEA (law) strengthens protections for those personnel who disclose evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse. The WPEA further modifies rules on the use of non-disclosure policies, forms, or agreements by government agencies. Please refrain from using earlier editions of the SF 312.
(U) The revised SF 312 dated 7-2013 is posted in the General Services Administration (GSA) forms library on their website and can be directly downloaded here.
The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), in accordance with EO 13467, is responsible, as the Security Executive Agent (SecEA), for the development, implementation, and oversight of effective, efficient, and uniform policies and procedures governing the conduct of investigations and adjudications for eligibility for access to classified information and eligibility to hold a sensitive position. While the DNI is focused primarily toward the Intelligence Community (IC), as SecEA his responsibilities are further extended to cover personnel security processes within all agencies, government-wide.
The Special Security Directorate (ONCIX/SSD), within the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive/Security (ONCIX/S), serves as the Executive Staff for all Security Executive Agent functions and responsibilities on behalf of the DNI.
The Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council (PAC) is responsible to the President for driving implementation of the Security and Suitability Reform Effort and for “ensuring accountability by agencies, ensuring the Suitability Executive Agent and the Security Executive Agent align their respective processes, and sustaining reform momentum.”