Definitions Edit

Compelling need is

[a] signed determination by a Senior Official of the Intelligence Community, or his/her designee, that the services of an individual, based upon an assessment of risk, are deemed essential to operation or mission accomplishments.[1]
[a] requirement for immediate access to special program information to prevent failure of the mission or operation or other cogent reasons.[2]

References Edit

  1. Intelligence Community Standard 700-01, at 6.
  2. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 41.

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