Reminder: Deadline Today for Agencies with Original Classification Authority to Submit POCs for the 2022 Federal Classification Guidance Review

Today (January 14, 2022) is the deadline for federal agencies to submit the name and contact information for their points of contact (POCs) for the 2022 Federal Classification Guidance Review (FCGR) to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). Pursuant to Executive Order 13526, Section 1.9, at least every five years, agencies with original classification authority … Continue reading Reminder: Deadline Today for Agencies with Original Classification Authority to Submit POCs for the 2022 Federal Classification Guidance Review

ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through November 7, 2021

In order to better plan for future NISPPAC meetings, please complete the short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NISPPACOCT21. 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 ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through November 7, 2021

Final 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 Final Reminder for Registration for the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)’s Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

Final update to the blog post titled United Parcel Service (UPS) of 10/6/2021 released at 11:57 AM EDT

The blog post cited above, along with this update, pertains only to classified information or items.  Other deliveries are not covered. GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) no longer includes UPS (contract number GS-23F-0282L). This impacts any orders or blanket purchasing agreements an agency had placed or intended to place with UPS under that particular contract.  … Continue reading Final update to the blog post titled United Parcel Service (UPS) of 10/6/2021 released at 11:57 AM EDT

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