Intelligence Law Glossary - Periodic Reinvestigations

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Periodic Reinvestigations

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. § 435b(a)(7) (2010) (Title 50—Chapter 15: National Security--Subchapter F: Access to Classified Information)

(a) Definitions.  In this section:
   (7) The term "periodic reinvestigations" means investigations conducted for the purpose of updating a previously completed background investigation—
      (A) every 5 years in the case of a top secret clearance or access to a highly sensitive program;
      (B) every 10 years in the case of a secret clearance; or
      (C) every 15 years in the case of a Confidential Clearance.