About JPAS Portal
JPAS Portal is provided by Secure Defense Consulting® Incorporated to educate users of the Joint
Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
To put it simply, you can think of JPAS as a secure online database of individuals' U.S. security
clearances. In the past, individuals' security clearances were held by their employers, and not shared
with other organizations. That arrangement was complicated and made for long lead times to verify or
transfer clearances. With the advent of JPAS, individuals' security clearances (a.k.a. personnel security
clearances) are held in a secure repository, available to authorized users within and outside of the
individuals' employer via the Internet. Though this has made it easier and quicker to activate, process,
verify, and otherwise work with personnel security clearances, it has also led to some misunderstandings
and questionable practices.
There is guidance and training available to assist users of JPAS and its subsystem JCAVS (Joint