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DoD 5220.22-M

Contractor - Any industrial, educational, commercial, or other entity that has been granted an FCL by a CSA.

DoD 8570.01-M

Contractor - Per the Defense Acquisition University Glossary, "an entity in private industry which enters into contracts with the government to provide goods or services." For DoD IA purposes, an entity is a private sector employee performing IA functions in support of a DoD IS. Private sector employees performing IA functions must meet the same standards for system access or management as government IA employees. AP1.5.

DSS Glossary

Contractor - Industrial, educational, commercial, or other entity granted a Facility Security Clearance by a Cognizant Security Agency.