Central Clearance Facility
Commander, US Army Central Personnel Security Clearance Facility
600 10th Street
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5250
Security Managers can contact CCF at:
Customer Support Center
CCF Call Center
Portal Help Desk:
DODCATS Help Desk
Mission: Grant, deny or revoke security clearances and determine Sensitive Compartmented Information access eligibility for the total Army and DA contractors.
Formed in 1977 as part of the U.S. Army Military Personnel Center, Central Clearance Facility serves as the U.S. Army’s executive agency for personnel security determinations in support of Army world-wide missions.
The CCF mission is to grant, revoke, and deny eligibility based on personnel security background investigations and continuing evaluation reports. It conducts liaison with other federal agencies and service organizations. CCF became a part of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command in October 2002.
Additionally, CCF screens drill instructor, recruiter and command sergeant major candidates; conducts senior officer and civilian promotion board screenings and civilian promotion board screenings; and screens soldier of the year and professors of the US military academy. Moreover, CCF's liaison team located at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Boyers, PA, acts as a conduit between OPM and CCF, ensuring swift transfers of files, processing of investigation reopening requests, and assisting OPM investigators in locating those individuals who have relocated since submitting their investigative packets.
CCF processes more than 5,000 security clearances as part of the Army and Defense Department Contract Linguist Program annually. These linguists play a critical role in the conduct of combat operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Located at Fort Meade, Md., the organization has approximately 177 full-time personnel and is augmented by more than 10 Army Active Duty Soldiers on two-year assignments. CCF has recently implemented a portal to communicate between CCF and security managers.