Stroock Special Bulletin
"New DoD Policy Seeks to Streamline National Interest Determination Process"
The Department of Defense (“DoD”) has released new guidance streamlining the approval process for National Interest Determinations (“NID”). Foreign-controlled companies holding facility security clearances and operating under Special Security Agreements (“SSA”) must obtain NIDs to perform on contracts that require access to proscribed information. This Stroock Special Bulletin provides an overview of the new policy, which, effective as of February 11, 2015, gives the DoD Defense Security Service (“DSS”) more control of the NID process. DTM 15-002 appears to be a move in the right direction, though it may not fully resolve the issues that have plagued the NID process.