The Counterintelligence (CI) Office assists Berkeley Lab employees who hold DOE security clearances with interactions related to DOE's Sensitive and Terrorist-sponsoring Countries (T-4), including hosting sensitive and terrorist-sponsoring country nationals, foreign travel, and reporting sensitive and terrorist-sponsoring country contacts.
A small number of the Berkeley Lab staff have maintained a DOE security clearance for the purpose of collaborative classified research at other DOE facilities. Berkeley Lab does not conduct classified research and does not maintain security clearances. No classified information is stored on site.
For counterintelligence (CI) matters, the primary point of contact for security clearance holders (and for all other LBNL employees who have questions about CI issues) is Steve Minniear (486-4988) in the Director's Office.
A clearance holder is a host when he/she has a definitive role in inviting, sponsoring, and collaborating with a sensitive or terrorist-sponsoring country foreign national on or off site.
Required procedure for all clearance holders:
Hosting sensitive and terrorist-sponsoring country foreign national guests:
- Furnish completed Participating Guest Information Form (PGIF) to the CI Office (fax: 486-4941)--1 month in advance for sensitive and 4-6 months in advance for T-4--for a counterintelligence review, including national security indices searches.
Travel to a sensitive country:
- The CI Office is notified by the LBNL Travel Office of all official travel to sensitive countries and will provide travel briefings and debriefings to travelers with security clearances.
- Unofficial travel to sensitive countries by clearance holders should be reported to the CI Office for a briefing.
Contacts with sensitive or terrorist-sponsoring country foreign nationals:
- Review the criteria for Sensitive Country "Contacts." Contact the CI Office for reporting format.