Yankee White is an administrative nickname for a background check given in the United States of America for Department of Defense personnel and contractor employees working with the President and Vice President. Obtaining such clearance requires, in part, a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) which is conducted under the manuals of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
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... There are three categories of Yankee White clearance ... This includes Chief of Staff, White House Military Office (WHMO) Assistant Chief of Staff, WHMO Military Aides to the President and Vice President Director, White ... but is not limited to Presidential aircrew and associated maintenance and security personnel White House Communications Agency personnel White House Transportation Agency personnel White House Staff Mess ...
... For example, officials visiting at the White House from other government agencies would pass their clearances to the Executive Office of the President (EOP) ... Contrary to popular lore, the Yankee White clearance given to personnel who work directly with the President is not a classification ... The Yankee White clearance includes a requirement for absolute absence of any foreign influence on the individual ...
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