Brief Questionnaire Regarding the Status of Agency

The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) sent agency declassification program managers a questionnaire on the status of their automatic declassification programs.  ISOO is interested in learning how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent National Emergency declaration has affected agency declassification programs. Over the past six weeks as agencies began to add more staff at work sites, … Continue reading Brief Questionnaire Regarding the Status of Agency

Registration Now Open for NISPPAC Public Teleconference on November 18, 2020

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020. You must register in advance through the Event Services link at https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=831768, if you wish to attend.  Please do not share the individualized link, and instead, direct employees to register as well. NISPPAC members, … Continue reading Registration Now Open for NISPPAC Public Teleconference on November 18, 2020

To all Department of Defense Facility Lodging Managers and Security Offices Utilizing ILCO Magstripe and ILCO RFID systems:

The systems listed below require a software update before November 24, 2021, to prevent time/date errors after that date:System 700/700-II710/710-II/740ILCO 76x/77xILCO 79xConfidant (ILCO)Q90The manufacturer, Dormakaba, informed the Department of Defense that the ILCO locks used will have a “time management” problem at 8pm EST on November 24, 2021 if a software update is not conducted … Continue reading To all Department of Defense Facility Lodging Managers and Security Offices Utilizing ILCO Magstripe and ILCO RFID systems:

Sending Classified Information through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

At this time, due to the USPS waiving the signature requirement for Express Mail, registered mail is the only authorized way to send collateral secret and below information through the U.S. postal service. Do not send any classified material without first ensuring the package will be delivered with the required signature. If using a commercial … Continue reading Sending Classified Information through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)

ISOO to HOST 17th Meeting of the SLTPS-PAC by Teleconference, Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) will host the 17th meeting of the State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC) on July 29, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The SLTPS-PAC was established in accordance with Executive Order 13549 of August 18, 2010, “Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, … Continue reading ISOO to HOST 17th Meeting of the SLTPS-PAC by Teleconference, Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel Status Update: July 2020

In April 2020, ISOO posted an announcement about how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the operations of the ISCAP. Several months later, those conditions still apply.   The ISCAP membership are not meeting to adjudicate cases. The ISCAP Staff only have access to unclassified files. While the ISCAP staff is able to receive new appeals from … Continue reading Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel Status Update: July 2020

NISPPAC Completes Teleconference Open to the Public

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) held a teleconference that was open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2020. It was the first NISPPAC meeting that was 100% virtual. Entities of the federal government and industry gave updates and presentations. The transcript and minutes of the meeting will be … Continue reading NISPPAC Completes Teleconference Open to the Public

ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through July 24, 2020

Although in-person meetings are preferred, at this time the virtual format best continues the work of the NISPPAC while keeping everyone safe. In order to better plan for future engagements, please complete the short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NISPPAC. Your feedback will let us know what worked at the virtual event, and how we can improve … Continue reading ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through July 24, 2020