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.
Individuals having Yankee White clearances undergo extensive background investigation. The Yankee White clearance includes requirements for U.S. citizenship and unquestionable loyalty to the United States.
... 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 ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the words white and/or yankee:
“Your wits cant thicken in that soft moist air, on those white springy roads, in those misty rushes and brown bogs, on those hillsides of granite rocks and magenta heather. Youve no such colours in the sky, no such lure in the distances, no such sadness in the evenings. Oh the dreaming! the dreaming! the torturing, heart-scalding, never satisfying dreaming, dreaming, dreaming, dreaming!”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
“Im a Yankee Doodle Dandy,
A Yankee Doodle do or die;
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sams,
Born on the fourth of July.”
—George M. Cohan (18781942)