(1) When recommended by a Personal Security
Vulnerability Assessment. A PSVA is an assessment to determine
the vulnerability of a particular individual to attack. It
identifies specific areas of improvement to withstand, mitigate,
or deter acts of violence or terrorism against the individual.
PSVAs are initiated within 90 days of an official's assignment
to a permanent High Risk Billet (HRB) and will be reviewed
annually and updated by threat, vulnerabilities, or terrorism
threat level changes.
(2) Due to an increase in the general threat within an
area or region.
(3) In response to a specific threat to an individual.
(4) Following a request for support from DoD, DON, or
another U.S. Government agency.
(5) In response to special circumstances or events (when
approved by NCISHQ).
Designation of High Risk Billets (HRB).
a. HRB - Authorized personnel billets based on grade,
assignment, travel itinerary, or symbolic value may make a
person filling it an attractive or accessible target to
terrorists. HRBs are normally reserved for the rank of General,
Admiral, or Senior Executive Service equivalent assigned in a
threat level of "Significant" or higher.
(1) Note: High Risk Personnel (HRP) in combat zones and
areas outside of the United States where contingency or
expeditionary operations are underway which are not limited HRP
protection and do not require prior authorization for protective
support. Commands located in a combat environment may use
military personnel serving at their command to provide
protection for HRPs. Sailors serving in these Combat Security
Elements (CSE) do not require the 2009 NEC.