Domestic Ports Division

State Local and Industry Security Clearance Program (SLI)

  • The SLI Program is designed to facilitate the sharing of National Security Information (NSI) with authorized SLI individuals on a need-to-know basis. Such information will be considered for dissemination to SLI individuals only when a strong case is made that  such action will enhance the accomplishment of the Commandant’s authorized Antiterrorism or Counterterrorism Operations missions related to Port Security, Homeland Security, or Ports and Waterways Security. The sharing of relevant NSI will enhance the individuals’ ability to detect, prevent, and if necessary, respond to acts of terrorism.
  • Captains of the Port (COTP) or appropriate Headquarters Unit may sponsor SLI individuals who require a security clearance and validate their need-to-know to Commandant (CG-FAC-1). COTPs may delegate this responsibility to the Marine Safety Units (MSUs).
  • SLI individuals will normally be either a participating member of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), and/or Enforcement Officials who regularly Stand Watch or perform day work in the CG Group or Sector Command Center.
  • Office of Port & Facility Activities (CG-FAC) and Office of Shore Forces (CG-741) will identify and authorize\approve SLI individuals for a Personal Security Investigation (PSI).
    • CG-FAC-1 handles SLI security clearances for AMSC, NMSAC, CLIA, and special exception requests.
    • CG-7412 handles SLI security clearances for Group/Sector Command Center requests.