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

32 CFR Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Rule Amendment Published

The 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM Rule Amendment has been published in the Federal Register and was effective yesterday, August 19, 2021.  It is located at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-08-19/pdf/2021-17688.pdf.The amendment only applies to those NISP contractors under Department of Defense (DoD) security cognizance with regard to reporting and pre-approval of unofficial foreign travel 18 months after the February … Continue reading 32 CFR Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Rule Amendment Published

Opportunity to Comment on NARA’s FY 2022-2026 Draft Strategic Plan

The draft FY 2022-2926 Strategic Plan posted for comment by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) aligns with ISOO’s FY 2020 Annual Report to the President by highlighting the need to expand workplace innovations developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both NARA’s 2022-2026 draft Strategic Plan, and ISOO’s 2020 Annual Report to the … Continue reading Opportunity to Comment on NARA’s FY 2022-2026 Draft Strategic Plan

Soviet Chemical Weapons and Redaction Realities

Recently the staff of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) posted a new declassified document on our website.  The document, posted in two parts due to its file size, is posted at https://www.archives.gov/files/declassification/iscap/2012-071-doc-1-part-1.pdf and https://www.archives.gov/files/declassification/iscap/2012-071-doc-1-part-2.pdf It is a report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), dated July 31, 1984, entitled, "Soviet Doctrine for Chemical Warfare Against NATO … Continue reading Soviet Chemical Weapons and Redaction Realities

Registration Now Open for NISPPAC Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Please expect to block three hours off in your calendar for this meeting. NISPPAC meetings serve as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute and recommend changes to those policies … Continue reading Registration Now Open for NISPPAC Public Teleconference on October 27, 2021

ISOO Notice 2021-02 Provides Partial Waiver for the Declassification Review of Certain White House, National Security Council, and Homeland Security Council Records

On July 16, 2021, Mark A. Bradley, Director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), signed ISOO Notice 2021-02: Partial Waiver for the Declassification Review of Certain White House, National Security Council (NSC) and Homeland Security Council (HSC) Records. This Notice cancels ISOO Notice 2017-03. This new Notice provides further relief to declassification reviewers across … Continue reading ISOO Notice 2021-02 Provides Partial Waiver for the Declassification Review of Certain White House, National Security Council, and Homeland Security Council Records

ISOO Notice About Rescinding Black Label Safe Approval

As discussed at the latest National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC), the General Services Administration (GSA) has determined that agencies must phase out use of all GSA-approved security containers and vault doors manufactured from 1954 through 1989, aka black labels, to store classified information and materials. GSA has issued a phase-out plan which … Continue reading ISOO Notice About Rescinding Black Label Safe Approval