DNI Issues New Standards For SCI Eligibility
On 1 October 2008 the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) issued Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) Number 704, Personnel Security Standards And Procedures Governing Eligibility For Access To Sensitive Compartmented Information And Other Controlled Access Program Information. ICD 704 rescinds DCID 6/4.
The most important change pertains to non-US citizen immediate family members. For over 18 months, DNI Mike McConnell has promised to break down the barriers to employment in the intelligence community faced by first- and second-generation immigrants. ICD 704 fulfills that promise. It removes the SCI eligibility requirement that an applicant’s immediate family members be US citizens.