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Personnel vetting (also called personnel screening) is

[t]he process of investigating personnel with the intent to approve or disapprove access to government resources. The investigations can range from minimal checks to full background investigations.[1]
[a] protective measure applied to determine that an individual's access to sensitive information is admissible. The need for and extent of a screening process is normally based on an assessment of risk, cost, benefit, and feasibility as well as other protective measures in place. Effective screening processes are applied in such a way as to allow a range of implementation, from minimal procedures to more stringent procedures commensurate with the sensitivity of the data to be accessed and the magnitude of harm or loss that could be caused by the individual.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-4, App. D, Glossary.
  2. NASA Automated Information Security Handbook, App. C.

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