Government Contracts

Facility Clearances + FOCI Mitigation (DCSA)

Obtaining a security clearance can be a long and complicated process. At Fluet, several attorneys have defense backgrounds and international transaction experience, adding significant value to our firms’ capabilities. As such, we are uniquely positioned to help government contractors obtain and maintain Facility Security Clearances (FCL) from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and mitigate foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI). Additionally, our expertise in the cleared space and employment law make Fluet perfectly positioned to advise clients on personnel actions where personal security clearances (PCL) are subject to investigation or revocation.

Fluet clients benefit from our previous experience including:

  • Routinely helping government contractors who have foreign investment set up and maintain appropriate controls to mitigate foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI).
  • Assisting a government contractor take steps to quickly change ownership and control of the company when the majority owner’s security clearance was at risk and helped the company move forward with DCSA consent.
  • Advising clients on personnel actions and disclosure requirements impacting contractor personnel’s ability to obtain or maintain personal security clearances.
  • Routinely represent government contractors obtaining foreign investment and assist in getting approvals from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and DCSA with respect to classified programs.
  • Helping clients navigate the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and disclosure requirements during a merger or acquisition.

Government Contracts Chair

The Fluet Government Contracts team guides government contractors ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar conglomerates through the maze of rules and regulations to enable corporate success.