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Checklist for New Facility Security Clearances

This link will help Defense Contractors with administrative requirements


DD form 441

DD form 441-1

SF 328.pdf


National Industrial Security Program (NISP)

Chances are, if you are a cleared defense contractor, your Cognizant Security Office is the Defense Security Service (DSS). The following documents are available from the DSS website as linked from here. You can download a copy of the NISPOM or you can buy a paperback NISPOM from Red Bike Publishing.

General Principles of NISPOM Compliance for Cleared Contractors

National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (February 2006)


Sample Technology Control Plan (TCP)

A technology control plan will help you protect technical data from unauthorized export. Remember, you control the information and who see it. The form links to the DSS website. You can copy it, paste it to a word document and fill in the blanks.

Marking Booklet PDF Format

This product has been updated to reflect changes in the marking procedures that resulted from the issuance of ExecutiveOrder 13526on December 29, 2009, and 32 CFR Parts 2001 and 2003 on June 25, 2010.

Classified National Security Information

On December 29, 2009, the White House released a new Executive Order 13526, entitled “Classified National Security Information.”  This order is effective 180 days from the date of the order, except for sections 1.7, 3.3, and 3.7, which are effective immediately.

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On August 18, 2010, the White House released a new Executive Order 13549, entitled “Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities.”


Executive Order 12829, as amended establishes a National Industrial Security Program to safeguard Federal Government classified information that is released to contractors, licensees, and grantees of the United States Government.

National Industrial Security Program (NISP) implementing order safeguards Federal Government classified information that is released to contractors, licensees, and grantees of the United States Government.

National Industrial Security Program Directive No. 1 On April 16, 2010, The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), amended the National Industrial Security Program Directive No. 1 . This amendment provides guidance to agencies on release of certain classified information (referred to as “proscribed information”) to contractors that are owned or under the control of a foreign interest and have had the foreign ownership or control mitigated by an arrangement known as an Special Security Agreement (SSA).

Self Inspection Handbook

Other Standard Security Forms

These standard security forms are used in administering the security classification programs in Government. Industry members should contact their contracting agency for information on how to obtain these forms. The majority of these items are available through the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply System. Some of the forms are available online at the GSA web site or can be obtained by calling 1(800) 525-8027.

DD 254 Form Handbook (Contract Security Classification Specification)

DD Form 254 Department of Defense Contract Security Classification Specification

SF-312 Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement

The SF-312 is a contractual agreement between the U.S. Government and a cleared employee that must be executed as a condition of access to classified information. By signing the SF-312, the cleared employee agrees never to disclose classified information to an unauthorized person.

SF-700 Security Container Information

The SF-700 is a 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.

Standard Form 701, Activity Security Checklist

The SF-701 is a checklist that is filled out at the end of each day to insure that classified materials are secured properly and allows for employee accountability in the event that irregularities are discovered.

Standard Form 702, Security Container Check Sheet

The SF-702 provides a record of the names and times that persons have opened, closed and checked a particular container that holds classified information.

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 labels 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