Sandia National Laboratories

Badge Office
Personnel Clearances
Export/Import Control
Facility Clearance
- FSO Responsibilities
- Flowdown of Requirements
Foreign Nationals
International Travel
KAFB Access
Operations Security (OPSEC)
Official Use Only
Prohibited/Controlled Items
Random Drug Testing
Reporting Requirements
Security Tools

SNL Security Contacts


Clearance Reinvestigation – A periodic re-evaluation of a clearance holder to determine their continued need for a DOE clearance as well as a background investigation to determine continued eligibility to access classified.  A re-evaluation and reinvestigation must be completed every 5 years for individuals holding a DOE Q type clearance and every 5 years for individuals holding a DOE L type clearance.

The SNL Clearance Office will notify persons subject to reinvestigation. At that time, instructions will be provided to facilitate necessary actions via the Sandia Total Access Request Tool (START), a new online application. START will require cyber access to the Sandia Restricted Network (SRN). Those without SRN access may be sponsored for it if their SNL representative wishes to do so. Otherwise, an SNL contact must be engaged to submit START requests.

Note that all persons for whom a clearance and/or badging request is made must first be entered into Enterprise Person (EP), Sandia's central repository of person data that is the foundational gateway to access within SNL. An active EP relationship with the correct SNL organization and, as applicable, within the period of performance of an active contract must exist. Complete and accurate data in EP is absolutely essential before any clearance or badging request via START can begin.

For more START information and resources, go here.

Individuals who fail to comply with clearance reinvestigation requirements are subject to administrative suspension of their clearance by DOE.

Sandia/New Mexico - Personnel Security Office

Location: Innovation Parkway Office Center (IPOC) Map
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Information Line: 1-505-845-1321
Fax: (505) 844-9739
E-Mail Address:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5800, MS-1475, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1475

Sandia/California - Security Operations Visitor Control Office

Location: Livermore, California
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Information Line: (925) 294-2061
Fax: (925) 294-1330
E-Mail Address:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 969, MS-9113, Livermore, CA 94551-9113