Is Applicant operating under Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI)? *
If Yes, Applicant must attach a letter from the Defense Security Service (DSS) verifying that it has an approved plan, special security agreement, or other DSS-approved instrument in place for negating or mitigating the risk of foreign ownership, control or influence. A U.S. company is considered under FOCI whenever a foreign interest has the power, direct or indirect, whether or not exercised, and whether or not exercisable through the ownership of the U.S. company's securities, by contractual arrangements or other means, to direct or decide matters affecting the management or operations of that company in a manner which may result in unauthorized access to [export controlled information,] classified information or may adversely affect the performance of classified contracts. National Industrial Security Program Manual (DoD 5220.22-M, Para. 2-300a.).