Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA) Webpage for 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Rule Changes

DCSA has released a webpage providing key changes, webinars, podcasts, videos, links, and FAQs, along with the NISPOM Cross Reference Tool previously discussed on our blog on 1/29/2021.  It is located at https://www.dcsa.mil/mc/ctp/NISPOM-Rule/. The webpage is a living page, so check back regularly for new information shared.

ISCAP Release Provides Oral History of Distinguished Career in Nuclear Detection Technology

The newly declassified transcript of an oral history interview conducted in 1973 with United States Air Force scientist Doyle Northrup has been posted by the ISCAP Staff on its webpage. The document can be viewed here. The document, tracked as appeal 2015-107, is remarkable in two primary respects. First, it is a comprehensive first-person account of … Continue reading ISCAP Release Provides Oral History of Distinguished Career in Nuclear Detection Technology

ISCAP Resumes Posting of Declassified Documents

ISCAP Resumes Posting of Declassified Documents In April 2021 the staff of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) resumed the posting on its website of documents the ISCAP declassified. The latest documents posted, from appeal 2011-003, are two National Intelligence Estimates concerning the space program of the Soviet Union in 1969 and 1971. The ISCAP voted … Continue reading ISCAP Resumes Posting of Declassified Documents

Reminder for National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through April 25, 2021

In order to better plan for future NISPPAC meetings, please complete the short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NISPPACAPR21. Your feedback will let us know what worked at the virtual event, and how we can improve the next NISPPAC meeting.Survey responses are anonymous and should take between 5 and 7 minutes to complete. If you would like to … Continue reading Reminder for National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through April 25, 2021

ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through April 25, 2021

In order to better plan for future NISPPAC meetings, please complete the short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NISPPACAPR21. Your feedback will let us know what worked at the virtual event, and how we can improve the next NISPPAC meeting. Survey responses are anonymous and should take between 5 and 7 minutes to complete. If you would like to be … Continue reading ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through April 25, 2021

Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on April 14, 2021

NISPPAC meetings serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute and recommend changes to those policies as reflected in Executive Order 12829, as amended, its implementing directives, or the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).   The NISPPAC will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  Please … Continue reading Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on April 14, 2021

The Pandemic and ISCAP Operations – A One Year Update, March 2021

In July 2020 I posted a status update on the impact of the Government facility closures caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic on the work of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP). It has now been just over a year since those closures began. In the late summer of 2020, the leadership of the … Continue reading The Pandemic and ISCAP Operations – A One Year Update, March 2021

One Year of Virtual Work at ISOO

One year ago, the Federal Government shut down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Federal agencies and offices enacted their emergency plans to continue serving and protecting the American people. The staff at the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) also adapted its work, replacing in-person stakeholder and interagency meetings with virtual ones and sought new avenues … Continue reading One Year of Virtual Work at ISOO

ISOO Sends POCs New Data Element and Question List for FY 2021 Data Collection

In FY 2018 ISOO ISOO embarked on a multiyear effort to reform its data collection. Our aim was to develop a more effective and efficient way to measure and assess the health of agency CNSI programs. We worked extensively with stakeholders and subject matter experts, including those from federal agencies and civil society groups, to … Continue reading ISOO Sends POCs New Data Element and Question List for FY 2021 Data Collection

CUI Program Offers Training on CUI Marking Fundamentals

The CUI Program will present a WebEx training session on “CUI Marking Fundamentals,” on February 11, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Participants will receive a certificate of completion for attending, and the session will also provide an update on the CUI Program and its implementation by Executive Branch agencies.  For information on how … Continue reading CUI Program Offers Training on CUI Marking Fundamentals