FAS Note: The Defense Security Service emailed the following "urgent notice" to defense contractors on Friday, April 28, 2006.


Urgent Notice to All Cleared Contractor Organizations


Owing to the overwhelming volume of requests for industry personnel security investigations and funding constraints, the Defense Security Service has discontinued accepting industry requests for new personnel security clearances and periodic reinvestigations effective immediately and until further notice. The Defense Industrial [Security] Clearance Office will reject any requests that are submitted. We are working to resolve the fiscal challenges. However, until such time as the limitations on funding are resolved, please do not submit any new requests for investigation.