Company Security Clearances

If a company needs access to classified information, it must obtain a security clearance

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No matter if a company works with NATO, EU, Danish Defence or other defence companies, it must obtain a security clearence if the company needs access to classified information. 

If the company works with Danish Defence, the military unit in question will have to arrange with the Danish Defence Intelligence Service (FE) for the security clearance.

If the company works with NATO, EU or other companies FAD will apply for the clearance.

Companies cannot apply directly to FE for a security clearance, but FE can advise about the process.

To obtain a security clearance FE will require the company to provide necessary security measures. FE’s requirements commensurate with the sensitivity of the information. This will normally include the following:

  • Personnel security (e.g. the staff and board members etc. that needs an authorization by FE)
  • Material safety (e.g. how classified material should be transported/shipped)
  • Document security (e.g. how classified documents should be registered, archived and destroyed)
  • Information security (e.g. how to ensure against unauthorized access to IT systems).

Security clearances are usually for two or five years depending on the projects length. Extension is possible if needed.

FE assists companies with safety training and carry out inspections in the companies, which includes guidance on additional precautions.

More information

Read FE's instruction about security clearances (in Danish):

Vejledning om virksomhedssikkerhed
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To obtain a recommendation via DI, please contact FAD secretariat

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