Guidance

United Kingdom Security Vetting: Decision Maker

United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) is the main UK government provider of security clearances.

Information for decision makers

There are an array of benefits to other government departments (OGDs) and Service Lead Commands (SLCs) gaining Case Management System (CMS) access to NSVS:

  • increased and targeted automation, coupled with improved cross agency interfaces, will result in a decrease in processing times for straightforward applications
  • the quality of decision making will be enhanced as less time will be spent on clerical effort
  • OGDs and SLCs will have real time access to vetting information on which to base their decision making

Access to NSVS CMS is restricted to authorised users holding a valid security clearance of SC or above. This must be confirmed by the account requestor and will be verified by UKSV prior to account creation. NSVS CMS users must immediately stop accessing any part of the system if their security clearance ceases to be valid and this fact must be reported immediately to the Vetting Authority and System Administrators.

This will ensure we can maintain our current level of confidence in the personnel security credentials of all NSVS CMS users as an extra level of assurance in the security and integrity of NSVS and the protection of its data.

If you require further information contact the UKSV enquiry centre.

Case Management System

The NSVS CMS is the main vetting system which manages and processes all vetting cases. It is available to designated MOD and OGD decision makers. The CMS is accessible through the RLI, PSN Protect (IL3) and PNN networks at Impact Level 3 (IL3). It allows decision makers visibility of all the information linked to a vetting case on which to base their clearance decision.

Published 14 August 2019