Security Clearance Connection Reportable Information Guidelines

What Do I Need to Report?

The U.S. Government establishes reporting requirements for all personnel with eligibility to access classified information. The following criteria summarizes these reporting obligations.

Please bear in mind, reporting information relating to any guideline does not in and of itself mean security clearance eligibility will be denied or revoked by the U.S. Government.

Personnel maintaining security clearance eligibility administered through Lockheed Martin may utilize one of the following methods to make required reports:

  • Security Central, accessible through LMPeople (Security, Safety, and Travel > Security Information, Clearances, and Visits > Report Required Information)
  • Directly to a person’s designated Facility Security Officer or FSO (Employee Help and Guidance > Key Contacts > Facility Security Officer)
  • If you are not a current Lockheed Martin employee, or do not have access to the above reporting avenues, please submit the information to requiredreports.lmsecurity@lmco.com


Please Note:

  • Personnel in-process to obtain eligibility must make required reports after completion of the security clearance application, even if prior to any eligibility being granted by the U.S. Government.
  • Personnel briefed to a Special Access Programs (SAP) or hold a Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) access are required to report directly to the applicable Lockheed Martin Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) or Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) in addition to one of the above methods.
  • Personnel with security clearance eligibility are also responsible for reporting if they observe reportable information pertaining other clearance holders.
  • Enrollment in a U.S. Government Continuous Vetting program does not alleviate the requirement to independently report all relevant information to respective security offices.


Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Government recognize the importance of timely reporting information to help ensure assistance is made available to personnel if/when appropriate, mitigate security risks and negate counterintelligence concerns.

In accordance with requirements, Lockheed Martin will not submit reports to the U.S. Government based on rumor nor innuendo.

Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse incidents include, but are not limited to:

Alcohol

  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • "Wet Reckless"
  • Public Intoxication
  • Boating While Intoxicated
  • Boating Under the Influence
  • Underage consumption of alcohol
  • Treatment for alcohol use
  • Intoxicated or Impaired at work

 

Drugs

  • Testing positive for an illegal drug
  • Any substance misuse (to include prescription drugs)
  • Failure to complete drug treatment program when prescribed
  • Treatment for drug use
  • Intoxicated or impaired at work

Criminal Conduct

Criminal Conduct incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Any arrest regardless if charges are dropped or dismissed
  • Domestic Violence
  • Warrants or Failure to Appear
  • Assault/Battery
  • Restraining Order
  • Trespassing
  • Violation of probation
  • Possession of any controlled substance to include marijuana
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Any criminal citation, even if an arrest is not involved

Misuse of Information Technology Systems

Misuse of Information technology includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unauthorized entry into any compartmented computer system
  • Unauthorized searching/browsing through classified computer libraries
  • Unauthorized modification, destruction, manipulation, or denial of access to information residing on a computer system
  • Unauthorized introduction of media into any Government computer system
  • Storing or processing classified information on any system not explicitly approved for classified processing
  • Attempting to circumvent or defeat security or auditing systems, without prior authorization from the system administrator, other than as part of a legitimate system testing or security research
  • Downloading, storing, or transmitting classified, sensitive, proprietary, or other protected information on or to any unauthorized system or person

Financial Considerations

There are unique reporting requirements depending on your Security Clearance level, please see below:

Confidential/Secret

Financial Consideration incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure or short sale
  • Evictions
  • Debts to collections
  • Charge offs
  • Repossessions
  • Tax lien or tax levy
  • Debt consolidation
  • Debts 120+ days delinquent
  • Gambling that leads to financial problems
  • Delinquent child or spousal support payments

Top Secret

Financial Consideration incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure or short sale
  • Evictions
  • Debts to collections
  • Charge offs
  • Wage garnishments
  • Repossessions
  • Tax lien or tax levy
  • Debt consolidation
  • Debts 120+ days delinquent
  • Gambling that leads to financial problems
  • Delinquent child or spousal support payments
  • Monetary gains of $10,000 or greater (inheritance, winnings or similar financial gain)

Handling Protected Information

Handling Protected Information incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss or Compromise of Classified Information
  • Multiple Security Incidents despite management counseling (such as discussing classified information on non-secure phone, not properly securing classified information or areas, personal electronic devices in secure area)
  • Data Spill (sending or storing classified information via an unclassified system)
  • Storing classified information outside approved facilities
  • Revealing of classified information to unauthorized persons, including news media
  • Inappropriate, unusual, or excessive interest in classified information outside one’s need-to-know
  • Statements or actions that demonstrate an individual believes the security rules do not apply to him/her
  • Pattern of mishandling of unclassified, but otherwise controlled/sensitive, information and/or deliberate disregard for information protection policy or exhibiting negligence to safeguard such information

Psychological and Emotional Health

Lockheed Martin and the U. S. government recognize the critical importance of mental health, and we advocate proactive management of mental health conditions to support the wellness and recovery of all employees. While most individuals with a mental health condition do not present a security risk, there may be times when such a condition can affect a person’s eligibility for a security clearance. Mental health treatment, in and of itself, is not a reason to revoke or deny access to classified information. Also important to note: Counseling or treatment related to marital, family, grief, PTSD, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and/or voluntarily seeking counseling from medical professionals or independent programs ( e. g. Lockheed Martin’s Employee Assistance Program [EAP]) for such circumstances are not reportable. Should you have any additional questions or concerns relating to mental health and your security clearance, please contact requiredreports.lmsecurity@lmco.com
  • Court or administrative agency declaring one mentally incompetent
  • Court or administrative agency ordering one to consult with a mental health professional
  • Hospitalization for any mental health condition (voluntary or involuntary)
  • Diagnosed with a psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, bipolar mood disorder, borderline personality disorder, or antisocial disorder
  • Pattern of significant change from past behavior
  • Mandated to participate in Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Extreme or recurrent statements of bitterness, resentment, vengeance, or disgruntlement that suggest a risk of some illegal or improper action
  • Any other behavior that casts doubt on an individual’s judgment, stability, reliability, or trustworthiness, not covered under any other guideline that may include: irresponsible, paranoid, manipulative, impulsive, exploitative, or bizarre behaviors

Personal Conduct

Personal Conduct incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Company Policy Violations (mischarging, misuse of assets, harassment, misconduct, etc.)
  • Threats of Violence
  • Traffic citations of $300 or more
  • Recurring pattern of poor judgment, irresponsibility, or emotionally unstable behavior
  • Deliberate omission or falsification of material information about background when applying for security processing
  • Violations of law or rule while in another country
  • Attempted elicitation, exploitation, blackmail, coercion, or enticement
  • Pattern of self-destructive or high-risk sexual behavior that the individual is unable to stop
  • Any other behavior that casts doubt on an individual’s reliability or trustworthiness may include: Actual or threatened use of force or violence in an effort to change Government policy, prevent Government personnel from performing their assigned duties or prevent others from exercising their constitutional rights, known participation in any organization or group advocating or threatening the use of force of violence

Foreign Influence/Foreign Activities

There are unque reporting requirements depending on your Security Clearance level, please see below:

Confidential/Secret

Foreign Influence incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuing contact with foreign nationals involving bonds of affection, personal obligation, intimate contact or exchange of personal information. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
    • Dating, cohabitating, marriage to a foreign national
    • Exchange of personal information are reportable when all of the following are met:
      • Contact is reoccurring or expected to reoccur
      • Name and nationality are known during or after the exchange
      • Information provided is not accessible by the public nor willingly released by the cleared individual
    • Changes regarding nature of contact with foreign nationals (interaction ceases, relationship status changes such as dating to cohabitating or marriage, citizenship changes for the foreign national such as renouncing foreign citizenship or obtaining U.S. citizenship) 
  • Providing aid/support to a foreign person, group, organization or government in a way inconsistent with the interests of the United States
  • Vulnerability to pressure or coercion by any foreign interest
  • Ownership of foreign state-backed, hosted or managed cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency wallets hosted by foreign exchanges 
  • Application for and receipt of foreign citizenship (dual citizenship)
  • Application for, possession, or use of a foreign passport or identity card for travel
  • Any employment or service, whether compensated or volunteer, with a foreign government, national, organization or other entity

Top Secret

Foreign Influence incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuing contact with foreign nationals involves bonds of affection, personal obligation, intimate contact, or exchange of personal information. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
    • Dating, cohabitating, marriage to a foreign national
    • Exchange of personal information is reportable when all of the following are met:
      • Contact is reoccurring or expected to reoccur
      • Name and nationality are known during or after the exchange
      • Information provided is not accessible by the public nor willingly released by the cleared individual
    • Changes regarding nature of contact with foreign nationals (interaction ceases, relationship status changes such as dating to cohabitating or marriage, citizenship changes for the foreign national such as renouncing foreign citizenship or obtaining U.S. citizenship)
    • Foreign national cohabitant roommate who co-occupies a residence for a period of more than 30 calendar days (any foreign national, to include roommates, live-in childcare providers, etc.)
  • All cohabitants (to include U.S. citizens) with whom a cleared individual resides and shares bonds of affection, personal obligation or intimate contact as opposed to a person with whom the cleared individual resides with for reasons of convenience (e.g. a roommate)
  • Providing aid/support to a foreign person, group, organization or government in a way inconsistent with the interests of the United States
  • Vulnerability to pressure or coercion by any foreign interest 
  • Ownership of foreign state-backed hosted or managed cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency wallets hosted by foreign exchanges
  • Application for and receipt of foreign citizenship (dual citizenship)
  • Application for, possession, or use of a foreign passport or identity card for travel
  • Direct involvement in foreign business
  • Foreign bank accounts
  • Ownership of foreign property
  • Voting in a foreign election
  • Adoption of a non-U.S. citizen child(ren)
  • Any employment or service, whether compensated or volunteer, with a foreign government, national, organization or other entity

Foreign Travel

  • All foreign travel, to include personal travel, must be reported in Traveler’s Suitcase
    • Visit LMPeople > International Travel > Traveler’s Suitcase > Initiate A New Trip
  • Additional reporting requirements apply if you travel using a foreign passport. Please send the following information to: requiredreports.lmsecurity@lmco.com
    • Foreign Passport Number
    • Issuing Country
    • Expiration Date
    • Dates of Travel
    • Country/Countries to be visited
    • Purpose of Travel
      • i.e. Business, Personal or International Assignment
  • Note: Travel to Puerto Rico, Guam, or other U.S. possessions and territories is not considered foreign travel and need not be reported

Other Reporting Requirements

There are unique reporting requirements depending on your Security Clearance level, please see below:

Confidential/Secret

  • Change in Personal status
    • Marital Status (civil marriages/divorce/widowed)
    • Change of Name
  • Requests/queries from the media for classified information or other government information specifically prohibited by law from public disclosure. This could inquiry regarding classified programs other than for official purposes or customary business practices
    • (NOTE: In addition to reporting such requests to the responsible Lockheed Martin Security Office will also inform the applicable Communications office of the reported circumstances)
  • Participation in or support of acts against the United States or placing the welfare or interest of another country above those of the United States
  • Contact with a known or suspected foreign intelligence entity
  • Attempted elicitation, exploitation, blackmail, or enticement to obtain classified or other controlled/sensitive information specifically prohibited by law or policy from disclosure regardless of means
  • Any information that adversely reflects on the integrity or character that suggests a cleared individual’s ability to safeguard classified information may be impaired, that access to classified information clearly may not be in the interests of national security, or that the individual constitutes an insider threat

Top Secret

  • Change in Personal status
    • Marital Status (civil marriages/divorce/widowed and legally recognized civil unions and domestic partnerships)
    • Change of Name
  • Requests/queries from the media for classified information or other government information specifically prohibited by law from public disclosure. This could inquiry regarding classified programs other than for official purposes or customary business practices
    • (NOTE: In addition to reporting such requests to Security the responsible Lockheed Martin Security Office will also inform the applicable Communications office of the reported circumstances)
  • Participation in or support of acts against the United States or placing the welfare or interest of another country above those of the United States
  • Contact with a known or suspected foreign intelligence entity
  • Attempted elicitation, exploitation, blackmail, or enticement to obtain classified or other controlled/sensitive information specifically prohibited by law or policy from disclosure regardless of means
  • Any information that adversely reflects on the integrity or character that suggests a cleared individual’s ability to safeguard classified information may be impaired, that access to classified information clearly may not be in the interests of national security, or that the individual constitutes an insider threat