Depending on the nature of the exchange detail, participants may be required to hold a security clearance. The sponsoring DoD Component is responsible for determining the appropriate level of clearance.
While detailed to DoD, a private sector employee is deemed to be an employee of the DoD for certain purposes and is bound by applicable federal and DoD regulations regarding personal conduct, security requirements and ethical behavior.
The private sector employee may not have access to any trade secrets or to any other non-public information which is of commercial value to the private sector organization from which such employee originates. The private sector employee may also continue to receive pay and benefits from the private sector organization.