CHAPTER 9. CLASSIFIED VISITS AND MEETINGS
1. Classified Visits to Other Agencies. An employee who has a need to certify his/her security clearance for a visit to an agency or facility must initiate the appropriate visit form, letter, or telephonic action with the Regional Security Officer or Special Security Officer. The request shall be signed by the Regional Security Officer or designated representative, the Special Security Officer, or member of the Security Management Office. Only those clearances granted by the Security Management Office and contained in the automated listing of the Security Management Office Personnel Security Clearance System may be certified (see Chapter 3, USGS National Security Information Handbook, 440-3-H).
2. Classified Visit Requests From Other Agencies and Classified Meetings. Employees hosting meetings involving classified information will advise the prospective attendees to have their security officers prepare and transmit certifications of the attendees’ security clearances to the Security Management Office, the Regional Security Officer or designated representative, or the Special Security Officer. The certifications should include the investigation record information used as a basis to grant the clearance, USGS point of contact, and purpose and duration of meeting (see Chapter 3, USGS National Security Information Handbook, 440-3-H).
3. Special Access Program Visits. All visit requests involving a special access program shall be processed by the appropriate Special Security Officer.