Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on October 27, 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, October 27, 2021.  Please … Continue reading Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Strategy 2021-2025

The Department of Defense (DoD) has provided the Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Strategy for fiscal years 2021-2025, located at https://www.archives.gov/files/isoo/policy-documents/dse-strategy-2021-2025-cleared-for-public-release.pdf.  Through publication of this strategy, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence & Security)(OUSD(I&S)) Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, & Security (CL&S) leadership wants to communicate the Department’s continuing intent to elevate, integrate, and optimize the DSE, … Continue reading Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Strategy 2021-2025

ISOO Notice Recommends TMF Support to Digitize Classification Management, and Declassification of Historically Significant Records

Issued this week, Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) Notice 2021-03 reinforces the recommendation of the FY 2020 ISOO Annual Report that federal agencies apply for grants available from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) in support cross-agency projects for the development of government-wide classification and declassification programs to process electronic information. First authorized by the 2017 … Continue reading ISOO Notice Recommends TMF Support to Digitize Classification Management, and Declassification of Historically Significant Records

United Parcel Service (UPS)

10/13/2021:  We have received clarification from GSA and will be posting another blog post with updated information soon.  In the meantime, do not take any action on the basis of this blog post, which pertains only to classified information. The government contract through the General Services Administration (GSA) with UPS has expired.  This means that … Continue reading United Parcel Service (UPS)

RD, FRD, and TFNI Training for non-DOE Agencies Now Publicly Available on Energy.gov

The Department of Energy is now offering online training through its Office of Environment, Health, Safety, and Security. This training is for non-DOE agency personnel in Historical Records Restricted Data Review Programs, and for persons who have access to or need to classify Restricted Data (RD), Formerly Restricted Data (FRD), and Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information … Continue reading RD, FRD, and TFNI Training for non-DOE Agencies Now Publicly Available on Energy.gov

Seeking Access to Classified Records: Requesting Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) versus Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

When considering an access request for classified records it is always important to understand options and the differences between Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The rules for submitting and processing an MDR request are based on Executive Order 13526, “Classified National Security Information,” and its implementing directive, 32 C.F.R. … Continue reading Seeking Access to Classified Records: Requesting Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) versus Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

New Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Field Structure

Effective October 1, 2021, DCSA will have a new field structure.  The new structure merges existing field mission areas into a four-region structure that includes Western, Central, Eastern, and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions. With the new structure, for some cleared contractors the Industrial Security Representative (ISR), Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP), or Counterintelligence Special Agent (CISA) may … Continue reading New Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Field Structure

9/11 Commission Records Declassified by the ISCAP

In November 2020 the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) decided on appeal 2012-156, an appeal for 26 documents created by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, now in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. These documents were declassified in January 2021 … Continue reading 9/11 Commission Records Declassified by the ISCAP

ISOO Seeks Senior Program Analyst for CUI Position

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has announced an opening for the position of Senior Program Analyst to serve as Team Lead in the Controlled Unclassified Information Office (CUIO), which is a component of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) located at NARA Archives 1, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The GS-14 Senior … Continue reading ISOO Seeks Senior Program Analyst for CUI Position