( a ) General. The purpose of the standard forms is to promote the implementation of the government-wide information security program. Standard forms are prescribed when their use will enhance the protection of national security information and/or will reduce the costs associated with its protection.
The use of the standard forms prescribed is mandatory for agencies of the executive branch that create or handle national security information. As appropriate, these agencies may mandate the use of these forms by their contractors, licensees, or grantees who are authorized access to national security information.
( b ) Waivers. Except for the SF 312, “Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement,” and the SF 714, “Financial Disclosure Report,” (which are waiverable by the Director of National Intelligence, as the Security Executive Agent, under E.O.13467, Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information ) only the Director of ISOO may grant a waiver from the use of the prescribed standard forms.
To apply for a waiver, an agency must submit its proposed alternative form to the Director of ISOO along with its justification for use. The Director of ISOO will review the request and notify the agency of the decision. Waivers approved prior to December 29, 2009, remain in effect and are subject to review.
( c ) Availability. Agencies may obtain copies of the standard forms prescribed by ordering through FEDSTRIP/MILSTRIP or from the GSA Consumer Global Supply Centers, or the GSA Advantage on-line service. Some of these standard forms can be downloaded from the GSA Forms Library.
D ) Standard Forms. Standard forms required for application to national security information are as follows. ( 1 ) SF 311, Agency Security Classification Management Program Data: The SF 311 is a data collection form completed by only those executive branch agencies that create and/or handle classified national security information.
The form is a record of classification management data provided by the agencies. The agencies submit the completed forms on an annual basis to ISOO, no later than November 15 following the reporting period, for inclusion in a report to the President. ( 2 ) SF 312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement: ( i ) The SF 312 is a nondisclosure agreement between the United States and an employee of the Federal Government or one of its contractors, licensees, or grantees.
The prior execution of this form by an individual is necessary before the United States Government may grant that individual access to classified information, with the exception of an emergency as defined in section 4.2(b) of the Order. ( ii ) The SF 312 may be filled out electronically or by hand, then must be signed.
It may be signed by hand and scanned, if the implementing agency permits and the scanned version is done in a way that constitutes a legally enforceable facsimile. Alternatively, the form may be digitally signed if the implementing agency permits, and if the digital signature mechanism employs public key cryptography in a way that meaningfully guarantees authenticity ( i.e., that the digital signature was made by the person it claims to have been made by); consent ( i.e., that the person who digitally signed the form meant to do so); and integrity ( i.e., that the SF 312 has not changed since the signature was made).
Digital signatures created using Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards or common access cards (CACs) issued by the U.S. Government that are compliant with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD–12), or its successor, meet the requirements of this paragraph (d)(2)(ii), They include public key infrastructure (PKI), digital signature certificates issued by a certificate authority (CA), and a PIN the signer must enter in order to digitally sign.
Agencies may choose to use other digital signature mechanisms than the PIV or CAC cards, as long as they meet the requirements of this paragraph (d)(2)(ii), The form may not be signed using other forms of electronic signature (e-signature), such as typing “/s/” or attaching an image of a handwritten signature.
- Iii ) The SF 312 is the current authorized form; if an employee originally signed the now outdated SF 189 or SF 189–A, or a form under an approved waiver, as agreement to nondisclosure, the forms remain valid.
- The SF 189 and SF 189–A are no longer available for use with new employees.
- Iv ) The use of the “Security Debriefing Acknowledgement” portion of the SF 312 is optional at the discretion of the implementing agency.
If an agency chooses not to record its debriefing by signing/dating the debriefing section of the SF 312, then the agency shall provide an alternative record. ( v ) An authorized representative of a contractor, licensee, grantee, or other non-Government organization, acting as a designated agent of the United States, may witness the execution of the SF 312 by another non-Government employee, and may accept it on behalf of the United States.
Also, an employee of a United States agency may witness the execution of the SF 312 by an employee, contractor, licensee, or grantee of another United States agency, provided that an authorized United States Government official or, for non-Government employees only, a designated agent of the United States subsequently accepts by signature the SF 312 on behalf of the United States.
If the SF 312 is digitally signed, it does not require a witness to observe and verify the digital signature, and therefore also does not require an official to subsequently accept the signature. ( vi ) The provisions of the SF 312, the SF 189, and the SF 189–A do not supersede the provisions of 5 U.S.C.2302, which pertain to the protected disclosure of information by Government employees, or any other laws of the United States.
- Vii ) Each agency must retain its executed copies of the SF 312, SF 189, and SF 189–A in file systems from which an agreement can be expeditiously retrieved in the event that the United States must seek its enforcement or a subsequent employer must confirm its prior execution.
- The original (either in paper form or electronic form), or a legally enforceable facsimile that is retained in lieu of the original, such as microfiche, microfilm, computer disk, or electronic storage medium, must be retained for 50 years following its date of execution.
For agreements executed by civilian employees of the United States Government, an agency may store the executed copy of the SF 312 and SF 189 in the United States Office of Personnel Management’s Official Personnel Folder as a long-term (right side) document for that employee.
- An agency may permit its contractors, licensees, and grantees to retain the executed agreements of their employees during the time of employment.
- Upon the termination of employment, the contractors, licensee, or grantee shall deliver the original or legally enforceable facsimile of the executed SF 312, SF 189, or SF 189–A of that employee to the Government agency primarily responsible for his or her classified work.
A contractor, licensee, or grantee of an agency participating in the National Industrial Security Program shall provide the copy or legally enforceable facsimile of the executed SF 312, SF 189, or SF 189–A of a terminated employee to their cognizant security office.
Each agency shall inform ISOO of the file systems that it uses to store these agreements for each category of affected individuals. ( viii ) Only the Director of National Intelligence, as the Security Executive Agent, may grant an agency’s request for a waiver from the use of the SF 312. To apply for a waiver, an agency must submit its proposed alternative nondisclosure agreement to the Director of the Special Security Center (SSC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence, along with a justification for its use.
The Director, SSC, shall request a determination about the alternative agreement’s enforceability from the Department of Justice. ( ix ) The national stock number for the SF 312 is 7540–01–280–5499. ( 3 ) SF 700, Security Container Information: The SF 700 provides the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employees who are to be contacted if the security container to which the form pertains is found open and unattended.
- The form also includes the means to maintain a current record of the security container’s combination and provides the envelope to be used to forward this information to the appropriate agency activity or official.
- If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a security container information form is required, the SF 700 shall be used.
Parts 2 and 2A of each completed copy of SF 700 shall be classified at the highest level of classification of the information authorized for storage in the security container. A new SF 700 must be completed each time the combination to the security container is changed.
- The national stock number for the SF 700 is 7540–01–214–5372.
- 4 ) SF 701, Activity Security Checklist: The SF 701 provides a systematic means to make a thorough end-of-day security inspection for a particular work area and to allow for employee accountability in the event that irregularities are discovered.
If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that an activity security checklist is required, the SF 701 will be used. Completion, storage, and disposition of SF 701 will be in accordance with each agency’s security regulations. The national stock number for the SF 701 is 7540–01–213–7899.
( 5 ) SF 702, Security Container Check Sheet: The SF 702 provides a record of the names and times that persons have opened, closed, or checked a particular container that holds classified information. If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a security container check sheet is required, the SF 702 will be used.
Completion, storage, and disposal of the SF 702 will be in accordance with each agency’s security regulations. The national stock number of the SF 702 is 7540–01–213–7900. ( 6 ) SF 703, TOP SECRET Cover Sheet: The SF 703 serves as a shield to protect Top Secret classified information from inadvertent disclosure and to alert observers that Top Secret information is attached to it.
If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a TOP SECRET cover sheet is required, the SF 703 will be used. The SF 703 is affixed to the top of the Top Secret document and remains attached until the document is downgraded, requiring the appropriate classification level cover sheet, declassified, or destroyed.
When the SF 703 has been appropriately removed, it may, depending upon its condition, be reused. The national stock number of the SF 703 is 7540–01–213–7901. ( 7 ) SF 704, SECRET Cover Sheet: The SF 704 serves as a shield to protect Secret classified information from inadvertent disclosure and to alert observers that Secret information is attached to it.
- If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a SECRET cover sheet is required, the SF 704 will be used.
- The SF 704 is affixed to the top of the Secret document and remains attached until the document is downgraded, requiring the appropriate classification level cover sheet, declassified, or destroyed.
When the SF 704 has been appropriately removed, it may, depending upon its condition, be reused. The national stock number of the SF 704 is 7540–01–213–7902. ( 8 ) SF 705, CONFIDENTIAL Cover Sheet: The SF 705 serves as a shield to protect Confidential classified information from inadvertent disclosure and to alert observers that Confidential information is attached to it.
- If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a CONFIDENTIAL cover sheet is required, the SF 705 will be used.
- The SF 705 is affixed to the top of the Confidential document and remains attached until the document is destroyed.
- When the SF 705 has been appropriately removed, it may, depending upon its condition, be reused.
The national stock number of the SF 704 is 7540–01–213–7903. ( 9 ) SF 706, TOP SECRET Label: The SF 706 is used to identify and protect electronic media and other media that contain Top Secret information. The SF 706 is used instead of the SF 703 for media other than documents.
If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a TOP SECRET label is required, the SF 706 will be used. The SF 706 is affixed to the medium containing Top Secret information in a manner that would not adversely affect operation of equipment in which the medium is used. Once the label has been applied, it cannot be removed.
The national stock number of the SF 706 is 7540–01–207–5536. ( 10 ) SF 707, SECRET Label: The SF 707 is used to identify and protect electronic media and other media that contain Secret information. The SF 707 is used instead of the SF 704 for media other than documents.
- If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a SECRET label is required, the SF 707 will be used.
- The SF 707 is affixed to the medium containing Secret information in a manner that would not adversely affect operation of equipment in which the medium is used.
- Once the label has been applied, it cannot be removed.
The national stock number of the SF 707 is 7540–01–207–5537. ( 11 ) SF 708, CONFIDENTIAL Label: The SF 708 is used to identify and protect electronic media and other media that contain Confidential information. The SF 708 is used instead of the SF 705 for media other than documents.
- If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a CONFIDENTIAL label is required, the SF 708 will be used.
- The SF 708 is affixed to the medium containing Confidential information in a manner that would not adversely affect operation of equipment in which the medium is used.
- Once the label has been applied, it cannot be removed.
The national stock number of the SF 708 is 7540–01–207–5538. ( 12 ) SF 709, CLASSIFIED Label: The SF 709 is used to identify and protect electronic media and other media that contain classified information pending a determination by the classifier of the specific classification level of the information.
If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a CLASSIFIED label is required, the SF 709 will be used. The SF 709 is affixed to the medium containing classified information in a manner that would not adversely affect operation of equipment in which the medium is used. Once the label has been applied, it cannot be removed.
When a classifier has made a determination of the specific level of classification of the information contained on the medium, either the SF 706, SF 707, or SF 708 shall be affixed on top of the SF 709 so that only the SF 706, SF 707, or SF 708 is visible.
- The national stock number of the SF 709 is 7540–01–207–5540.
- 13 ) SF 710, UNCLASSIFIED Label: In a mixed environment in which classified and unclassified information are being processed or stored, the SF 710 is used to identify electronic media and other media that contain unclassified information.
Its function is to aid in distinguishing among those media that contain either classified or unclassified information in a mixed environment. If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that an UNCLASSIFIED label is required, the SF 710 will be used.
The SF 710 is affixed to the medium containing unclassified information in a manner that would not adversely affect operation of equipment in which the medium is used. Once the label has been applied, it cannot be removed. However, the label is small enough so that it can be wholly covered by a SF 706, SF 707, SF 708, or SF 709 if the medium subsequently contains classified information.
The national stock number of the SF 710 is 7540–01–207–5539. ( 14 ) SF 711, DATA DESCRIPTOR Label: The SF 711 is used to identify additional safeguarding controls that pertain to classified information that is stored or contained on electronic or other media.
If an agency determines, as part of its risk management strategy, that a DATA DESCRIPTOR label is required, the SF 711 will be used. The SF 711 is affixed to the electronic medium containing classified information in a manner that would not adversely affect operation of equipment in which the medium is used.
The SF 711 is ordinarily used in conjunction with the SF 706, SF 707, SF 708, or SF 709, as appropriate. Once the label has been applied, it cannot be removed. The SF 711 provides spaces for information that should be completed as required. The national stock number of the SF 711 is 7540–01–207–5541.
15 ) SF 714, Financial Disclosure Report: When required by an agency head or by the Director of National Intelligence, as the Security Executive Agent, the SF 714 contains information that is used to make personnel security determinations, including whether to grant a security clearance; to allow access to classified information, sensitive areas, and equipment; or to permit assignment to sensitive national security positions.
The data may later be used as a part of a review process to evaluate continued eligibility for access to classified information or as evidence in legal proceedings. The SF 714 assists law enforcement agencies in obtaining pertinent information in the preliminary stages of potential espionage and counter terrorism cases.
16 ) SF 715, Government Declassification Review Tab: The SF 715 is used to record the status of classified national security information reviewed for declassification. The SF 715 shall be used in all situations that call for the use of a tab as part of the processing of records determined to be of permanent historical value.
The national stock number for the SF 715 is 7540–01–537–4689.
- 1 What color should is attached to help protect a secret document?
- 2 What document is used to protect a Secret document?
- 3 What is SF 28?
- 4 What is SF 118?
- 5 Which methods may be used to transmit Top Secret material?
- 6 What is required for access to classified information?
- 7 What color symbol is security?
What is the SF-705 used for?
5 CFR § 1312.23 – Access to classified information. Classified information may be made available to a person only when the possessor of the information establishes that the person has a valid “need to know” and the is essential to the accomplishment of official government duties.
- The proposed recipient is eligible to receive classified information only after he/she has been granted a security clearance by the EOP Security Officer.
- Cover sheets will be used to protect classified documents from inadvertent disclosure while in use.
- An SF-703 will be used for Top Secret material; an SF-704 for Secret material, and an SF-705 for Confidential material.
The cover sheet should be removed prior to placing the document in the files. : 5 CFR § 1312.23 – Access to classified information.
What color should is attached to help protect a secret document?
Colour-coding security classifications
|RESTRICTED||Black (R0 G0 B0)|
|CONFIDENTIAL||Green (R0 G176 B80)|
|SECRET||Blue (R0 G0 B255)|
|TOP SECRET||Red (R255 G0 B0)|
What is an SF 704?
These forms are used in administering the security classification programs in Government. The majority of these items are available online through the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply System.
Agency Security Classification Costs Estimates Data collection form that every Executive Branch agency submits on an annual basis to report Agency Security Classification Costs Estimates in various categories. SF-701 Activity Security Checklist A checklist that is filled out at the end of each day to ensure that classified materials are secured properly and allows for employee accountability in the event that irregularities are discovered. SF-702 Security Container Check Sheet Provides a record of the names and times that persons have opened, closed and checked a particular container that holds classified information.
SF-700 Security Container Information Form that contains vital information about the security container in which it is located. This information includes location, container number, lock serial number, and contact information if the container is found open and unattended.
The following three cover sheets are placed on top of documents to clearly identify the classification level of the document and protect classified information from inadvertent disclosure.
SF-703 Top Secret Cover Sheet SF-704 Secret Cover Sheet SF-705 Confidential Cover Sheet
The following are placed on various forms of U.S. Government property (i.e. CDs, diskettes, computers, etc.) to clearly identify the classification level of the information located in or on that property.
SF-706 Top Secret Label SF-707 Secret Label SF-708 Confidential Label SF-709 Classified Label SF-710 Unclassified Label SF-712 Classified SCI Label
The Standard Form (SF) 715, “Declassification Review Tab,” is the only tab approved for use by agencies working with Federal records under the automatic declassification provisions of E.O.13526, “Classified National Security Information.” (See ISOO Notice 2009-02 for instructions).
SF-715 “Declassification Review Tab”
What color are secret cover sheets?
A photo from a Tuesday court filing showed some of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago. Several of the documents had brightly colored cover sheets labeling them “TOP SECRET.” Such cover sheets are to remain on documents until they are declassified or destroyed, according to the National Archives.
Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you’re on the go. A photo shared by the Department of Justice gave a glimpse into the materials the FBI seized during a raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida club and residence on August 8 — including documents clearly labeled “top secret” with color-coded cover sheets.
The photo, which was shared in a court filing on Tuesday, showed a large pile of documents strewn across the floor in an unidentified location. At least half a dozen documents include the brightly-colored cover sheets that are used by the federal government to denote what level of security clearance is needed to review the given document.
As Insider has previously reported, blue cover sheets are used to label “CONFIDENTIAL” documents, red is used to label “SECRET” documents, and orange is used to label “TOP SECRET” documents, for example. Visible in the photo of the Mar-a-Lago materials were five documents with yellow cover sheets that were labeled “TOP SECRET/SCI.” Sensitive compartmented information, or SCI, denotes a further restriction of who among the group, in this case with “top secret” clearance, can view the document.
At least one document with a red-ish orange cover sheet is labeled “SECRET/SCI.” “Top secret” is the highest level of classification a document can receive, followed by “secret” and “confidential,” with the added SCI label imposing further restrictions. The cover sheets also clearly state: “All individuals handling this information are required to protect it from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of the national security of the United States.
Handling, storage, reproduction and disposition of the attached document will be in accordance with applicable executive order(s) statute(s) and agency implementing regulations.” The classification cover sheets are supposed to remain affixed to the top of documents until they are declassified, downgraded, or destroyed, according to the National Archives, Photo of documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago shows “TOP SECRET” cover sheets. Department of Justice It’s unclear where the photo of the documents was taken, but the documents were possibly laid out on the floor by agents documenting the seized materials, as evidenced by a “2A” marker and a ruler in the forefront of the image that is commonly used in such cases to show the size of materials in the photo,
The “2A” marker appears to correlate to the list of seized materials, which described item 2A as “Various classified/TS/SCI documents.” Item two on the list was described as a “leatherbound box of documents,” suggesting the documents in the photo were discovered inside this box, which was not pictured.
The Justice Department is investigating Trump’s handling of government records, including those he took with him to Mar-a-Lago upon exiting the White House. Presidential records, classified or not, are public property and are managed by the National Archives when a president leaves office.
During the Mar-a-Lago raid, the FBI seized several sets of classified documents, according to court records. In the court filing on Tuesday, federal investigators said they had evidence suggesting it was “likely” efforts had been taken to obstruct the investigation and that classified records may have been “concealed and removed.” Trump has denied wrongdoing with varying explanations, including that he had declassified all the documents at Mar-a-Lago, and has said his team was cooperating with the investigation prior to the search.
The photo from Tuesday also showed a framed copy of a Time magazine cover from 2019 that featured an illustration of Trump glancing over his shoulder from inside the Oval Office as a number of his Democratic challengers for the 2020 election peer in from the window.
What is SF 701 used for?
The SF 701, ‘Activity Security Checklist,’ shall be used to record security checks. The SF 701 shall be retained and disposed of as required by the Component records management schedule. Here at the NDC, the SF 701 is kept on record until the next compliance inspection is conducted by higher headquarters.
What is the purpose of the SF 701 and SF 702?Standard Form (SF) 702 – Security Container Check Sheet The Standard Form (SF) 702 Security Container Check Sheet provides a record of the names and times that persons have opened, closed and checked a particular container that holds classified information. Click here to view a SF 702 (and print if necessary). Details of the form: SF 702 is a form consisting two columns on the sheet which can be folded in half. The same information is collected on both halves of the sheet. There is space to collect information about the date, time, and initials of whoever opened, closed, or checked the security container. What to do with the form: Once the cover sheet is filled out, attach it to the outside of the control drawer or on the outside face of the vault door, with either tape or a magnetically-attached holder. Why the form is needed: The DoD Information Security Program: Protection of Classified Information, DoD Manual 5200.01, Volume 3, requires ALL DoD services and agencies to use SF 702. According to Enclosure 2, Paragraph 9: 9. END OF DAY SECURITY CHECKS, The heads of activities that process or store classified information shall establish a system of security checks at the close of each duty and/or business day to ensure that any area where classified information is used or stored is secure. SF 701, “Activity Security Checklist,” shall be used to record such checks. An integral part of the security check system shall be the securing of all vaults, secure rooms, and containers used for storing classified material. SF 702, “Security Container Check Sheet,” shall be used to record such actions. SFs 701 and 702 shall be retained and disposed of as required by Component records management schedules.
What document is used to protect a Secret document?
§ 1312.23 Access to classified information. – Classified information may be made available to a person only when the possessor of the information establishes that the person has a valid “need to know” and the access is essential to the accomplishment of official government duties.
- The proposed recipient is eligible to receive classified information only after he/she has been granted a security clearance by the EOP Security Officer.
- Cover sheets will be used to protect classified documents from inadvertent disclosure while in use.
- An SF–703 will be used for Top Secret material; an SF–704 for Secret material, and an SF–705 for Confidential material.
The cover sheet should be removed prior to placing the document in the files.
How do I get an SF 700 form?
Form: SF700 U.S. Government Departments, Agencies, and Offices can place an order for this form at www.gsaglobalsupply.gsa.gov or www.gsaadvantage.gov with either a government purchase card or AAC (Activity Address Code).
What is the Colour for a TOP SECRET file?
Identification and markings,,] 31 MONEY AND FINANCE: TREASURY 1 2002-07-01 2002-07-01 false 2.7 Sec.2.7 MONEY AND FINANCE: TREASURY NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION Original Classification Sec.2.7 Identification and markings, The information security system requires that standard markings be applied to classified information.
- Except in extraordinary circumstances as provided in section 1.5(a) of the Order, or as indicated herein, the marking of paper and electronically created documents shall not deviate from the following prescribed formats.
- These markings shall also be affixed to material other than paper and electronically created documents, including file folders, film, tape, etc., or the originator shall provide holders or recipients of the information with written instructions for protecting the information.
(a) Classification Level. The markings “Top Secret,” “Secret,” and “Confidential” are used to indicate: information that requires protection as classified information under the Order; ] the highest level of classification contained in a document; the classification level of each page and, in abbreviated form, the classification of each portion of a document.
(1) Overall Marking. The highest level of classification of information in a document shall be marked in such a way as to distinguish it clearly from the informational text. Markings shall appear at the top and bottom of the outside of the front cover (if any), on the title page (if any), on the first and last pages bearing text, and on the outside of the back cover (if any).
(2) Page Marking. Each interior page of a classified document is to be marked at the top and bottom, either according to the highest classification of the content of the page, including the designation “UNCLASSIFIED” when it is applicable, or with the highest overall classification of the document.
- 3) Portion Marking.
- Only the Secretary of the Treasury may waive the portion marking requirement for specified classes of documents or information upon a written determination that: (i) There will be minimal circulation of the specified documents or information and minimal potential usage of the documents or information as a source for derivative classification determinations; or (ii) There is some other basis to conclude that the potential benefits of portion marking are clearly outweighed by the increased administrative burdens.
(b) Unless the portion marking requirement has been waived as authorized, each portion of a document, including subjects and titles, shall be marked by placing a parenthetical designation either immediately preceding or following the text to which it applies.
- The symbols, “(TS)” for Top Secret, “(S)” for Secret, “(C)” for Confidential, and “(U)” for Unclassified shall be used for this purpose.
- The symbol, “(LOU)” shall be used for Limited Official Use information.
- If the application of parenthetical designations is not practicable, the document shall contain a statement sufficient to identify the information that is classified and the level of such classification, as well as the information that is not classified.
If all portions of a document are classified at the same level, this fact may be indicated by a statement to that effect, e.g. “Entire Text is Classified Confidential.” If a subject or title requires classification, an unclassified identifier may be applied to facilitate reference.
(c) Classification Authority. If the original classifier is other than the signer or approver of the document, his or her indentity shall be shown at the bottom of the first and last pages as follows: “CLASSIFIED BY (identification of original classification authority)”. (d) Bureau and Office of Origin.
If the identity of the originating bureau or office is not apparent on the face of the document, it shall be clearly indicated below the “CLASSIFIED BY” line. (e) Downgrading and Declassification Instructions. Downgrading and, as applicable, declassification instructions shall be shown as follows: (1) For information to be declassified automatically on a specific date: Classified by_ Office_ Declassify on (date)_ (2) For information to be declassified automatically upon the occurrence of a specific event: Classified by _ Office _ Declassify on (description of event) _ (3) For information not to be declassified automatically: Classified by _ Office _ Declassify on Origination Agency’s Determination Required or “OADR” (4) For information to be downgraded automatically on a specific date or upon occurrence of a specific event: Classified by _ Office _ Downgrade to _ on (date or description of event) _ (f) Special Markings-(1) Transmittal Documents,
A transmittal document shall indicate on its first page and last page, if any, the highest classification of any information transmitted by it. It shall also include on ] the first and last pages the following or similar instruction: (i) For an unclassified transmittal document: Unclassified When Classified Enclosure(s) Detached.
(ii) For a classified transmittal document: Upon Removal of Attachment(s) this Document is _ (classification level of the transmittal document alone), or: This Document is Classified _ with Unclassified Attachment(s). (2) Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data,
Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data shall be marked in accordance with regulations issued under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. Restricted Data is information dealing with the design, manufacture, or utilization of atomic weapons, production of special nuclear material or use of special nuclear material in the production of energy.
Formerly Restricted Data is classified information that has been removed from the “restricted data” category but still remains classified. It relates primarily to the military utilization of atomic weapons. (3) Intelligence Sources or Methods, Documents that contain information relating to intelligence sources or methods shall include the following marking unless otherwise prescribed by the Director of Central Intelligence: “WARNING NOTICE-INTELLIGENCE SOURCES OR METHODS INVOLVED” To avoid confusion as to the extent of dissemination and use restrictions governing the information involved, this marking may not be used in conjunction with special access or sensitive compartmented information controls.
- 4) Foreign Government Information (FGI),
- Documents that contain FGI shall include either the marking “FOREIGN GOVERNMENT INFORMATION,” or a marking that otherwise indicates that the information is foreign government information.
- If the information is foreign government information that must be concealed, given the relationship or understanding with the foreign government providing the information, the marking shall not be used and the document shall be marked as if it were wholly of United States origin.
However, such a marking must be supported by a written explanation that, at a minimum, shall be maintained with the file or referenced on the original or record copy of the document or information. (5) National Security Information, Classified information furnished outside the Executive Branch shall show the following marking: NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION Unauthorized Disclosure Subject to Administrative and Criminal Sanctions (6) Automated Data Processing (ADP) and Computer Output,
- I) Documents that are generated via ADP or as computer output may be marked automatically by systems software.
- If automatic marking is not practicable, such documents must be marked manually.
- Ii) Removable information storage media, however, will bear external labels indicating the security classification of the information and associated security markings, as applicable, such as handling caveats and dissemination controls.
Examples of such media include magnetic tape reels, cartridges, and cassettes; removable disks, disk cartridges, disk packs, and diskettes, including “floppy” or flexible disks; paper tape reels; and magnetic and punched cards. Two labels may be required on each medium: a color coded security classification label, i.e., orange Standard Form 706 (Top Secret label), red SF 707 (Secret label), blue SF 708 (Confidential label), purple SF 709 (Classified label), green SF 710 (Unclassified label); and a white SF 711 (Data Descriptor label).
- National stock numbers of the labels, which are available through normal Federal Supply channels, are as follows: SF 706, 7540-01-207-5536; SF 707, 7450-01-207-5537; SF 708, 7450-01-207-5538; SF 709, 7540-01-207-5540; SF 710, 7540-01-207-5539 and SF 711, 7540-01-207-5541.
- Treasury Directive 71-02 provides for the use of a green “Officially Limited Information” label, TD F 71-05.2, to identify information so marked.
] (iii) In a mixed environment in which classified and unclassified information in processed or stored, the “Unclassified” label must be used to identify the media containing unclassified information. In environments in which only unclassified information is processed or stored, the use of the “Unclassified” label is not required.
- Unclassified media, however, that are on loan from (and must be returned to) vendors do not require the “Unclassified” label, but each requires a Data Descriptor label with the words, “Unclassified Vendor Medium” entered on it.
- Iv) Each medium shall be appropriately affixed with a classification label and, as applicable, with a Data Descriptor label at the earliest practicable time as soon as the proper security classification or control has been established.
Labels shall be conspicuously placed on media in a manner that will not adversely affect operation of the equipment in which the media is used. Once applied, the label is not to be removed. A label to identify a higher level of classification may, however, be applied on top of a lower classification level in the event that the content of the media changes, e.g., from Confidential to Secret.
A lower classification label may not be applied to media already bearing a higher classification label. Personnel shall be responsible for appropriately labeling and controlling ADP and computer storage media within their possession. (g) Electronically Transmitted Information (Messages), Classified information that is transmitted electronically shall be marked as follows: (1) The highest level of classification shall appear before the first line of text; (2) A “CLASSIFIED BY” line is not required; (3) The duration of classification shall appear as follows: (i) For information to be declassified automatically on a specific date: “DECL: (date)”; (ii) For information to be declassified upon occurrence of a specific event: “DECL: (description of event)”; (iii) For information not to be automatically declassified which requires the originating agency’s determination (see also Sec.2.7(e)(3)): “DECL: OADR”; (iv) For information to be automatically downgraded: “DOWNGRADE TO (classification level to which the information is to be downgraded) ON (date or description of event on which downgrading is to occur)”.
(4) Portion marking shall be as prescribed in Sec.2.7(a)(3); (5) Specially designated markings as prescribed in Sec.2.7(f) (2), (3), and (4) shall appear after the marking for the highest level of classification. These include: (i) Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data; (ii) Information concerning intelligence sources or methods: “WNINTEL,” unless otherwise prescribed by the Director of Central Intelligence; and (iii) Foreign Government Information (FGI).
- 6) Paper copies of electronically transmitted messages shall be marked as provided in Sec.2.7(a) (1), (2), and (3).
- H) Changes in Classification Markings,
- When a change is made in the duration of classified information, all holders of record shall be promptly notified.
- If practicable, holders of record shall also be notified of a change in the level of classification.
Holders shall alter the markings on their copy of the information to conform to the change, citing the authority for it. If the remarking of large quantities of information is unduly burdensome, the holder may attach a change of classification notice to the storage unit in lieu of the marking action otherwise required.
What is SF 28?
Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety – FAR Section Affected: 52.228-11 OMB 9000-0001 The Standard Form (SF) 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety, is used by all executive agencies, including the Department of Defense, to obtain information from individuals wishing to serve as sureties to Government bonds.
Offerors and contractors may use an individual surety as security for bonds required under a solicitation/contract for supplies or services (including construction). It is an elective decision on the part of the offeror/contractor to use individual sureties instead of other available sources of surety or sureties for Government bonds.
The latest form for Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety – FAR Section Affected: 52.228-11 expires 2021-02-28 and can be found, : Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety – FAR Section Affected: 52.228-11
What is SF 118?
The SF-118 Hyperlight is heavily inspired off the SR-72’s design, which is going to be the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird, which was the fastest manned jet powered aircraft ever built, which was also made by Lockheed Martin Skunkworks.
Which methods may be used to transmit Top Secret material?
§ 1312.28 Transmission of classified material. – Prior to the transmission of classified material to offices outside OMB, such material will be enclosed in opaque inner and outer covers or envelopes. The inner cover will be sealed and marked with the classification, and the address of the sender and of the addressee.
The receipt for the document, OMB Form 87, (not required for Confidential material) will be attached to or placed within the inner envelope to be signed by the recipient and returned to the sender. Receipts will identify the sender, the addressee, and the document, and will contain no classified information.
The outer cover or envelope will be sealed and addressed with no identification of its contents. ( a ) Transmittal of Top Secret material. The transmittal of Top Secret material shall be by personnel specifically designated by the EOP Security Officer, or by Department of State diplomatic pouch, by a messenger-courier system specifically created for that purpose.
Alternatively, it shall be taken to the White House Situation Room for transmission over secure communications circuits. ( b ) Transmittal of Secret material. The transmittal of Secret material shall be as follows: ( 1 ) Within and between the fifty States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico: Use one of the authorized means for Top Secret material, or transmit by U.S.
Postal Service express or registered mail. ( 2 ) Other Areas. Use the same means authorized for Top Secret, or transmit by U.S. registered mail through Military Postal Service facilities. ( c ) Transmittal of Confidential material. As identified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, or transmit by U.S.
Postal Service Certified, first class, or express mail service within and between the fifty States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ( d ) Transmittal between OMB offices and within the EOP complex. Classified material will normally be hand carried within and between offices in the Executive Office of the President complex by cleared OMB employees.
Documents so carried must be protected by the appropriate cover sheet or outer envelope. Top Secret material will always be hand carried in this manner. Secret and Confidential material may be transmitted between offices in the EOP complex by preparing the material as indicated above (double envelope) and forwarding it by special messenger service provided by the messenger center.
Which method may be used to transmit confidential materials to DOD agencies?
Priority Mail Express is the fastest USPS service for delivery of time-sensitive material. Within the DOD, use of Priority Mail Express is authorized for transmission of Secret material only within the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. that the package was physically received.
What is required for access to classified information?
§ 1312.23 Access to classified information. Classified information may be made available to a person only when the possessor of the information establishes that the person has a valid ‘need to know’ and the access is essential to the accomplishment of official government duties.
What are the types of classified information?
United States – The U.S. classification system is currently established under Executive Order 13526 and has three levels of classification—Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret. The U.S. had a Restricted level during World War II but no longer does.U.S. regulations state that information received from other countries at the Restricted level should be handled as Confidential.
- A variety of markings are used for material that is not classified, but whose distribution is limited administratively or by other laws, e.g., For Official Use Only (FOUO), or Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU).
- The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 provides for the protection of information related to the design of nuclear weapons.
The term “Restricted Data” is used to denote certain nuclear technology. Information about the storage, use or handling of nuclear material or weapons is marked “Formerly Restricted Data”. These designations are used in addition to level markings (Confidential, Secret and Top Secret).
Information protected by the Atomic Energy Act is protected by law and information classified under the Executive Order is protected by Executive privilege. The U.S. government insists it is “not appropriate” for a court to question whether any document is legally classified. In the 1973 trial of Daniel Ellsberg for releasing the Pentagon Papers, the judge did not allow any testimony from Ellsberg, claiming it was “irrelevant”, because the assigned classification could not be challenged.
The charges against Ellsberg were ultimately dismissed after it was revealed that the government had broken the law in secretly breaking into the office of Ellsberg’s psychiatrist and in tapping his telephone without a warrant. Ellsberg insists that the legal situation in the U.S.
In 2014 is worse than it was in 1973, and Edward Snowden could not get a fair trial. The State Secrets Protection Act of 2008 might have given judges the authority to review such questions in camera, but the bill was not passed. When a government agency acquires classified information through covert means, or designates a program as classified, the agency asserts “ownership” of that information and considers any public availability of it to be a violation of their ownership — even if the same information was acquired independently through “parallel reporting” by the press or others.
For example, although the CIA drone program has been widely discussed in public since the early 2000s, and reporters personally observed and reported on drone missile strikes, the CIA still considers the very existence of the program to be classified in its entirety, and any public discussion of it technically constitutes exposure of classified information.
What colors give security?
01 September 2017 Print Issue: September 2017 1. Perception. Color theory isn’t an exact science, but we do know a few things about how colors change the way people are perceived. Color changes how people see others and how people see themselves. In American culture, the darker the color, the more authoritative a person appears.
It is unsurprising then that the colors most often associated with security and law enforcement uniforms are blue, gray, and black.2. Emotion. Psychological tests have found that individuals associate colors with specific moods. For example, people generally associate red with excitement and stimulation, which explains why red is often used for flashing emergency vehicle lights but not for uniforms.
According to a study done at the University of Georgia, the color blue subconsciously evokes feelings of comfort and security in most people, making it a good choice for people in a position of authority. Tests also have found that individuals associate the color black with power and strength.
- But black can also elicit anger, hostility, dominance, and aggression.
- A dark security uniform may subconsciously encourage citizens to see officers as aggressive or corrupt.
- The color gray is an unemotional color.
- It is detached, neutral, impartial, and indecisive.
- From a color psychology perspective, gray is the color of compromise—being neither black nor white.
Gray conforms. For a security officer uniform, gray is conventional, dependable, and practical.3. Authority. When combined with a uniform, color can establish a sense of authority. In 1829, the London Metropolitan Police developed the first standard police apparel.
- These first police officers were issued a dark blue, paramilitary-style uniform.
- The color blue was chosen to distinguish the police from the British military officers who wore red and white uniforms at the time.
- The first official police force in the United States was established in the city of New York in 1845.
Based on the London police, the New York City Police Department adopted the dark blue uniform in 1853. Cities such as Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, and Philadelphia quickly followed by establishing police departments based on the London model, including the adoption of the dark blue, paramilitary-style uniform.
Most police uniforms in the United States continue to have a paramilitary appearance and are generally a dark color. However, dark colors are preferred not only for the emotions they convey, but because they keep the officer from being easily spotted by lawbreakers, especially at night. Dan Mendelson is President of Unitex Direct.
He serves on the ASIS Security Services Council.
What color symbol is security?
Gray : Security, reliability, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, maturity, solid, conservative, practical, old age, sadness, boring. Silver symbolizes calm.
What Colour is for security?
Blue—secure, relaxed, spiritual, calm, cold – Blue is the “king of colors,” as we’ve mentioned in our article ” Logo colors: what’s best for your brand? ” It evokes feelings of calm and trustworthiness, which is why it’s a favorite with big corporations (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, to name a few).
What is the color of secure?
Business Branding by Color Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Have you ever considered the importance of color in branding? Coke is red. UPS is brown. IBM is blue. These corporations understand the proper use of color is vital to creating a positive image among consumers.
Furthermore, color plays a huge role in memory recall. It stimulates all the senses, instantly conveying a message like no other communication method. Choosing the right dominant color for your brand is crucial. This color should appear on all your promotional materials, including your logo and product packaging.
As much as possible, the color you choose should set you apart, work with your industry and image, and tie to your brand promise. It should also take into account color psychology, which is fairly complex. Colors can mean different things depending on the culture, situation and industry.
However, in U.S. advertising at least, studies suggest some universal meanings: Blue: Cool blue is perceived as trustworthy, dependable, fiscally responsible and secure. Strongly associated with the sky and sea, blue is serene and universally well-liked. Blue is an especially popular color with financial institutions, as its message of stability inspires trust.
Red: Red activates your pituitary gland, increasing your heart rate and causing you to breathe more rapidly. This visceral response makes red aggressive, energetic, provocative and attention-grabbing. Count on red to evoke a passionate response, albeit not always a favorable one.
For example, red can represent danger or indebtedness. Green: In general, green connotes health, freshness and serenity. However, green’s meaning varies with its many shades. Deeper greens are associated with wealth or prestige, while light greens are calming. Yellow: In every society, yellow is associated with the sun.
Thus, it communicates optimism, positivism, light and warmth. Certain shades seem to motivate and stimulate creative thought and energy. The eye sees bright yellows before any other color, making them great for point-of-purchase displays. Purple: Purple is a color favored by creative types.
- With its blend of passionate red and tranquil blue, it evokes mystery, sophistication, spirituality and royalty.
- Lavender evokes nostalgia and sentimentality.
- Pink: Pink’s message varies by intensity.
- Hot pinks convey energy, youthfulness, fun and excitement and are recommended for less expensive or trendy products for women or girls.
Dusty pinks appear sentimental. Lighter pinks are more romantic. Orange: Cheerful orange evokes exuberance, fun and vitality. With the drama of red plus the cheer of yellow, orange is viewed as gregarious and often childlike. Research indicates its lighter shades appeal to an upscale market.
- Peach tones work well with health care, restaurants and beauty salons.
- Brown: This earthy color conveys simplicity, durability and stability.
- It can also elicit a negative response from consumers who relate to it as dirty.
- Certain shades of brown, like terracotta, can convey an upscale look.
- From a functional perspective, brown tends to hide dirt, making it a logical choice for some trucking and industrial companies.
Black: Black is serious, bold, powerful and classic. It creates drama and connotes sophistication. Black works well for expensive products, but can also make a product look heavy. White: White connotes simplicity, cleanliness and purity. The human eye views white as a brilliant color, so it immediately catches the eye in signage.
- White is often used with infant and health-related products.
- All the colors above can be categorized into two basic categories: warm and cold.
- In general, warm colors, like red and yellow, send an outgoing, energetic message, while cool colors, like blue, are calmer and more reserved.
- However, brightening a cool color increases its vibrancy and reduces its reserve.
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