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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION
AND MANAGEMENT OF SENSITIVE
COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION FACILITIES
VERSION 1.2
IC Tech Spec‐for ICD/ICS 705
An Intelligence Community Technical Specification
Prepared by the
Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
April 23, 2012
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction ................................................................................................................. 1
A.
Purpose................................................................................................................................ 1
B.
Applicability ....................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 2. Risk Management ........................................................................................................ 2
A.
Analytical Risk Management Process ................................................................................ 2
B.
Security in Depth (SID) ...................................................................................................... 3
C.
Compartmented Area (CA) ................................................................................................. 4
Chapter 3. Fixed Facility SCIF Construction................................................................................ 6
A.
Personnel ............................................................................................................................. 6
B.
Construction Security.......................................................................................................... 7
C.
Perimeter Wall Construction Criteria ................................................................................. 8
D.
Floor and Ceiling Construction Criteria ........................................................................... 11
E.
SCIF Door Criteria ............................................................................................................ 11
F.
SCIF Window Criteria ...................................................................................................... 12
G.
SCIF Perimeter Penetrations Criteria................................................................................ 13
H.
Alarm Response Time Criteria for SCIFs within the U.S. ............................................... 14
I.
Secure Working Areas (SWA).......................................................................................... 14
J.
Temporary Secure Working Area (TSWA) ...................................................................... 14
Chapter 4. SCIFs Outside the U.S. and NOT Under Chief of Mission (COM) Authority ......... 20
A.
General .............................................................................................................................. 20
B.
Establishing Construction Criteria Using Threat Ratings ................................................. 20
C.
Personnel ........................................................................................................................... 23
D.
Construction Security Requirements ................................................................................ 24
E.
Procurement of Construction Materials ............................................................................ 27
F.
Secure Transportation for Construction Material ............................................................. 30
G.
Secure Storage of Construction Material .......................................................................... 31
H.
Technical Security ............................................................................................................ 31
I.
Interim Accreditations ...................................................................................................... 31
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Chapter 5. SCIFs Outside the U.S. and Under Chief of Mission Authority ............................... 32
A.
Applicability ..................................................................................................................... 32
B.
General Guidelines............................................................................................................ 32
C.
Threat Categories .............................................................................................................. 33
D.
Construction Requirements ............................................................................................... 34
E.
Personnel ........................................................................................................................... 35
F.
Construction Security Requirements ................................................................................ 37
G.
Procurement of Construction Materials ............................................................................ 39
H.
Secure Transportation for Construction Material ............................................................. 41
I.
Secure Storage of Construction Material .......................................................................... 42
J.
Technical Security ............................................................................................................ 42
K.
Interim Accreditations ...................................................................................................... 42
Chapter 6. Temporary, Airborne, and Shipboard SCIFs ............................................................. 43
A.
Applicability ..................................................................................................................... 43
B.
Ground-Based T-SCIFs .................................................................................................... 43
C.
Permanent and Tactical SCIFS Aboard Aircraft .............................................................. 45
D.
Permanent and Tactical SCIFs on Surface or Subsurface Vessels ................................... 47
Chapter 7. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)............................................................................ 53
A.
Specifications and Implementation Requirements............................................................ 53
B.
IDS Modes of Operation ................................................................................................... 57
C.
Operations and Maintenance of IDS ................................................................................. 59
D.
Installation and Testing of IDS ......................................................................................... 60
Chapter 8. Access Control Systems (ACS) ................................................................................. 62
A.
SCIF Access Control......................................................................................................... 62
B.
ACS Administration.......................................................................................................... 63
C.
ACS Physical Protection ................................................................................................... 63
D.
ACS Recordkeeping.......................................................................................................... 63
E.
Using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to Supplement ACS........................................ 64
F.
Non-Automated Access Control ....................................................................................... 64
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Chapter 9. Acoustic Protection ................................................................................................... 65
A.
Overview ........................................................................................................................... 65
B.
Sound Group Ratings ........................................................................................................ 65
C.
Acoustic Testing ............................................................................................................... 65
D.
Construction Guidance for Acoustic Protection ............................................................... 66
E.
Sound Transmission Mitigations ...................................................................................... 66
Chapter 10. Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs).......................................................................... 68
A.
Approved Use of PEDs in a SCIF..................................................................................... 68
B.
Prohibitions ....................................................................................................................... 69
C.
PED Risk Levels ............................................................................................................... 69
D.
Risk Mitigation ................................................................................................................. 70
Chapter 11. Telecommunications Systems ................................................................................... 73
A.
Applicability ..................................................................................................................... 73
B.
Unclassified Telephone Systems ...................................................................................... 73
C.
Unclassified Information Systems .................................................................................... 74
D.
Using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to Monitor the SCIF Entry Point(s) ............... 75
E.
Unclassified Wireless Network Technology .................................................................... 75
F.
Environmental Infrastructure Systems .............................................................................. 75
G.
Emergency Notification Systems ...................................................................................... 76
H.
Systems Access ................................................................................................................. 76
I.
Unclassified Cable Control ............................................................................................... 77
J.
References ......................................................................................................................... 77
Chapter 12. Management and Operations ..................................................................................... 79
A.
Purpose.............................................................................................................................. 79
B.
SCIF Repository................................................................................................................ 79
C.
SCIF Management ............................................................................................................ 80
D.
SOPs.................................................................................................................................. 81
E.
Changes in Security and Accreditation ............................................................................. 82
F.
General .............................................................................................................................. 82
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G.
Inspections ........................................................................................................................ 83
H.
Control of Combinations................................................................................................... 83
I.
De-Accreditation Guidelines ............................................................................................ 84
J.
Visitor Access ................................................................................................................... 84
K.
Maintenance ...................................................................................................................... 86
L.
IDS and ACS Documentation Requirements .................................................................... 86
M. Emergency Plan ................................................................................................................ 87
Chapter 13. Forms and Plans ........................................................................................................ 89
Fixed Facility Checklist ............................................................................................................ 90
TEMPEST Checklist............................................................................................................... 110
Compartmented Area Checklist .............................................................................................. 120
Shipboard Checklist ................................................................................................................ 130
Aircraft/UAV Checklist .......................................................................................................... 144
SCIF Co-Use Request and MOA ............................................................................................ 154
Construction Security Plan (CSP) ........................................................................................... 157
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction
A. Purpose
This Intelligence Community (IC) Technical Specification sets forth the physical and
technical security specifications and best practices for meeting standards of Intelligence
Community Standard (ICS) 705-1 (Physical and Technical Standards for Sensitive
Compartmented Information Facilities). When the technical specifications herein are applied
to new construction and renovations of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities
(SCIFs), they shall satisfy the standards outlined in ICS 705-1 to enable uniform and
reciprocal use across all IC elements and to assure information sharing to the greatest extent
possible. This document is the implementing specification for Intelligence Community
Directive (ICD) 705, Physical and Technical Security Standards for Sensitive
Compartmented Information Facilities (ICS-705-1) and Standards for Accreditation and
Reciprocal Use of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (ICS-705-2) and
supersedes Director of Central Intelligence Directive (DCID) 6/9.
The specifications contained herein will facilitate the protection of Sensitive Compartmented
Information (SCI) against compromising emanations, inadvertent observation and disclosure
by unauthorized persons, and the detection of unauthorized entry.
B. Applicability
IC Elements shall fully implement this standard within 180 days of its signature.
SCIFs that have been de-accredited but controlled at the SECRET level (IAW 32 Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 2001 and 2004) for less than one year may be reaccredited
one time using the previous standard. The IC SCIF repository shall indicate that the
accreditation was based upon the previous standards.
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Risk Management
Chapter 2. Risk Management
A. Analytical Risk Management Process
1. The Accrediting Official (AO) and the Site Security Manager (SSM) should evaluate
each proposed SCIF for threats, vulnerabilities, and assets to determine the most efficient
countermeasures required for physical and technical security. In some cases, based upon
that risk assessment, it may be determined that it is more practical or efficient to mitigate
a standard. In other cases, it may be determined that additional security measures should
be employed due to a significant risk factor.
2. Security begins when the initial requirement for a SCIF is known. To ensure the
integrity of the construction and final accreditation, security plans should be coordinated
with the AO before construction plans are designed, materials ordered, or contracts let.
a) Security standards shall apply to all proposed SCI facilities and shall be
coordinated with the AO for guidance and approval. Location of facility
construction and or fabrication does not exclude a facility from security standards
and or review and approval by the AO. SCI facilities include but are not limited
to fixed facilities, mobile platforms, prefabricated structures, containers, modular
applications or other new or emerging applications and technologies that may
meet performance standards for use in SCI facility construction.
b) Mitigations are verifiable, non-standard methods that shall be approved by the
AO to effectively meet the physical/technical security protection level(s) of the
standard. While most standards may be effectively mitigated via non-standard
construction, additional security countermeasures and/or procedures, some
standards are based upon tested and verified equipment (e.g., a combination lock
meeting Federal Specification FF-L 2740A) chosen because of special attributes
and could not be mitigated with non-tested equipment. The AO‟s approval is
documented to confirm that the mitigation is at least equal to the
physical/technical security level of the standard.
c) Exceeding a standard, even when based upon risk, requires that a waiver be
processed and approved in accordance with ICD 705.
3. The risk management process includes a critical evaluation of threats, vulnerability,
and assets to determine the need and value of countermeasures. The process may include
the following:
a) Threat Analysis. Assess the capabilities, intentions, and opportunity of an
adversary to exploit or damage assets or information. Reference the threat
information provided in the National Threat Identification and Prioritization
Assessment (NTIPA) produced by the National Counterintelligence Executive
(NCIX) for inside the U.S. and/or the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB),
Security Environment Threat List (SETL) for outside the U.S. to determine
technical threat to a location. When evaluating for TEMPEST, the Certified
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TEMPEST Technical Authorities (CTTA) shall use the National Security Agency
Information Assurance (NSA IA) list as an additional resource for specific
technical threat information. NOTE: These threat documents are classified.
Associating the threat level or other threat information with the SCIF location
(including country, city, etc.) will normally carry the same classification level
identified in the threat document. Ensure that SCIF planning documents and
discussions that identify threat with the country or SCIF location are protected
accordingly. It is critical to identify other occupants of common and adjacent
buildings. (However, do not attempt to collect information against U.S. persons
in violation of Executive Order (EO) 12333.) In areas where there is a diplomatic
presence of high and critical threat countries, additional countermeasures may be
necessary.
b) Vulnerability Analysis. Assess the inherent susceptibility to attack of a
procedure, facility, information system, equipment, or policy.
c) Probability Analysis. Assess the probability of an adverse action, incident, or
attack occurring.
d) Consequence Analysis. Assess the consequences of such an action (expressed
as a measure of loss, such as cost in dollars, resources, programmatic
effect/mission impact, etc.).
B. Security in Depth (SID)
1. SID describes the factors that enhance the probability of detection before actual
penetration to the SCIF occurs. The existence of a layer or layers of security that offer
mitigations for risks may be accepted by the AO. An important factor in determining risk
is whether layers of security already exist at the facility. If applied, these layers may,
with AO approval, alter construction requirements and extend security alarm response
time to the maximum of 15 minutes. Complete documentation of any/all SID measures
in place will assist in making risk decisions necessary to render a final standards decision.
2. SID is mandatory for SCIFs located outside the U.S. due to increased threat.
3. The primary means to achieve SID are listed below and are acceptable. SID requires
that at least one of the following mitigations is applied:
a) Military installations, embassy compounds, U.S. Government (USG)
compounds, or contractor compounds with a dedicated response force of U.S.
persons.
b) Controlled buildings with separate building access controls, alarms, elevator
controls, stairwell controls, etc., required to gain access to the buildings or
elevators. These controls shall be fully coordinated with a formal agreement or
managed by the entity that owns the SCIF.
c) Controlled office areas adjacent to or surrounding SCIFs that are protected by
alarm equipment installed in accordance with manufacturer‟s instructions. These
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controls shall be fully coordinated with a formal agreement or managed by the
entity that owns the SCIF.
d) Fenced compounds with access controlled vehicle gate and/or pedestrian gate.
e) The AO may develop additional strategies to mitigate risk and increase
probability of detection of unauthorized entry.
C. Compartmented Area (CA)
1. Definition
A CA is an area, room, or a set of rooms within a SCIF that provides controlled
separation between control systems, compartments, sub-compartments, or Controlled
Access Programs.
2. Requirements
a) The CA shall be approved by the AO with the concurrence of the CA Program
Manager or designee. The CA Checklist (Chapter 13) shall be used to request
approval.
b) Any construction or security requirements above those listed herein require
prior approval from the element head as described in ICS 705-2.
3. Access Control
a) Access control to the CA may be accomplished by visual recognition or
mechanical/electronic access control devices.
b) Spin-dial combination locks shall not be installed on CA doors.
c) Independent alarm systems shall not be installed in a CA.
4. Visual Protection of CA Workstations
If compartmented information will be displayed on a computer terminal or group of
terminals in an area where everyone is not accessed to the program, the following
measures may be applied to reduce the ability of “shoulder surfing” or inadvertent
viewing of compartmented information:
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Position the computer screen away from doorway/cubicle opening.
Use a polarizing privacy screen.
Use partitions and/or signs.
Existing private offices or rooms may be used but may not be a mandatory
requirement.
5. Closed Storage
When the storage, processing, and use of compartmented information, product, or
deliverables is required, and all information shall be stored while not in use, then all of
the following shall apply:
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a) Access and visual controls identified above shall be the standard safeguard.
b) Compartmented information shall be physically stored in a General Services
Administration (GSA) approved safe.
6. Open Storage
In rare instances when open storage of information is required, the following apply:
a) If the parent SCIF is accredited for open storage, a private office with access
control on the door is adequate physical security protection.
b) If the parent SCIF has been built and accredited for closed storage, then the
CA perimeter shall be constructed and accredited to open storage standards.
c) The CA AO may approve open or closed storage within the CA. Storage
requirements shall be noted in both the CA Fixed Facility Checklist (FFC) and, if
appropriate, in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
7. Acoustic and Technical Security
a) All TEMPEST, administrative telephone, and technical surveillance
countermeasure (TSCM) requirements for the parent SCIF shall apply to the CA
and shall be reciprocally accepted.
b) When compartmented discussions are required, the following apply:
(1) Use existing rooms that have been accredited for SCI discussions.
(2) Use administrative procedures to restrict access to the room during
conversations.
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Chapter 3
Fixed Facility SCIF Construction
Chapter 3. Fixed Facility SCIF Construction
Requirements outlined within this chapter apply to all fixed facility SCIFs. Additional
information and requirements for facilities located outside the U.S., its possessions or
territories, are found in Chapters 4 and 5. Additional information and requirements for
temporary SCIFs are described in Chapter 6.
A. Personnel
Roles and responsibilities of key SCIF construction personnel are identified in ICS 705-1
and restated here for reference.
1. AO Responsibilities
a) Provide security oversight of all aspects of SCIF construction under their security
purview.
b) Review and approve the design concept, Construction Security Plan (CSP), and
final design for each construction project prior to the start of SCIF construction.
c) Depending on the magnitude of the project, shall determine if the Site Security
Manager (SSM) performs duties on a full-time, principal basis, or as an additional
duty to on-site personnel.
d) Accredit SCIFs under their cognizance.
e) Prepare waiver requests for the IC element head or designee.
f) Provide the timely input of all required SCIF data to the IC SCIF repository.
g) Consider SID on USG or USG-sponsored contractor facilities to substitute for
standards herein. (SID shall be documented in the CSP and the FFC.)
2. Site Security Managers (SSMs) Responsibilities
a) Ensure the requirements herein are implemented and advise the AO of
compliance or variances.
b) In consultation with the AO, develop a CSP regarding implementation of the
standards herein. (This document shall include actions required to document the
project from start to finish.)
c) Conduct periodic security inspections for the duration of the project to ensure
compliance with the CSP.
d) Document security violations or deviations from the CSP and notify the AO
within 3 business days.
e) Ensure that procedures to control site access are implemented.
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3. CTTA Responsibilities
a) Review SCIF construction or renovation plans to determine if TEMPEST
countermeasures are required and recommend solutions. (To the maximum extent
practicable, TEMPEST mitigation requirements shall be incorporated into the SCIF
design.)
b) Provide the Cognizant Security Authority (CSA)AO with documented results of
review with recommendations.
4. Construction Surveillance Technicians (CSTs) Responsibilities
Supplement site access controls, implement screening and inspection procedures, as
well as monitor construction and personnel, when required by the AO
B. Construction Security
1. Prior to awarding a construction contract, a CSP for each project shall be developed
by the SSM and approved by the AO.
2. Construction plans and all related documents shall be handled and protected in
accordance with the CSP.
3. For SCIF renovation projects, barriers shall be installed to segregate construction
workers from operational activities and provide protection against unauthorized access
and visual observation. Specific guidance shall be contained in the CSP.
4. Periodic security inspections shall be conducted by the SSM or designee for the
duration of the project to ensure compliance with construction design and security
standards.
5. Construction and design of SCIFs should be performed by U.S. companies using U.S.
citizens to reduce risk, but may be performed by U.S. companies using U.S. persons (an
individual who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence as defined in 8
U.S.C. 1 101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by Title 8 U.S.C. 1 324b
(a)(3)). The AO shall ensure mitigations are implemented when using non-U.S. citizens.
These mitigations shall be documented in the CSP.
6. All site control measures used shall be documented in the CSP. Among the control
measures that may be considered are the following:
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Identity verification.
Random searches at site entry and exit points.
Signs at all entry points listing prohibited and restricted items (e.g., cameras,
firearms, explosives, drugs, etc.).
Physical security barriers to deny unauthorized access.
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Vehicle inspections.
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C. Perimeter Wall Construction Criteria
1. General
a) SCIF perimeters include all walls that outline the SCIF confines, floors, ceilings,
doors, windows and penetrations by ductwork, pipes, and conduit. This section
describes recommended methods to meet the standards described within ICS 705-1
for SCIF perimeters.
b) Perimeter wall construction specifications vary by the type of SCIF, location, use
of SID, and discussion requirements.
c) Closed storage areas that do not require discussion areas do not have any forced
entry or acoustic requirements.
d) Open storage facilities without SID require additional protection against forced
and surreptitious entry.
e) When an existing wall is constructed with substantial material (e.g., brick,
concrete, cinderblock, etc.) equal to meet the perimeter wall construction standards,
the existing wall may be utilized to satisfy the specification.
2. Closed Storage, Secure Working Area (SWA), Continuous Operation, or Open
Storage with SID - Use Wall A - Suggested Standard Acoustic Wall (see construction
drawing for details).
a) Three layers of ⅝ inch-thick wallboard, one layer on the outside of the SCIF and
two on the inside of the SCIF provide adequate rigidity and acoustic protection
(Sound Class 3).
b) Wallboard shall be attached to 3 ⅝ inch-wide metal studs or wooden 2 x 4 studs
placed a maximum of 24 inches on center.
c) Continuous runners (same gauge as studs) for securing studs shall be anchored to
the true floor and true ceiling structures.
d) The interior two layers of wallboard shall be mounted so that the seams do not
align (i.e., stagger joints).
e) Acoustic fill shall be placed between the studs in a manner which prevents
slippage.
f) The top and bottom of each wall shall be sealed with an acoustic sealant where it
meets the slab.
g) Wall penetrations shall be treated and sealed with acoustic material.
h) Entire wall assembly shall be finished and painted from true floor to true ceiling.
3. Open Storage without SID -- Use Wall B - Suggested Wall for Expanded Metal or
Wall C - Suggested Wall for Plywood.
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a) Three layers of ⅝ inch-thick wallboard, one layer on the outside of the SCIF and
two on the inside of the SCIF provide adequate rigidity and acoustic protection
(Sound Class 3).
b) Metal studs shall be 3 ⅝ inch-wide, 16 gauge metal, mounted a maximum of 16
inches on center.
c) Wooden studs will be 2 x 4 studs mounted a maximum of 16 inches on center.
d) Continuous runners (same gauge as studs) for securing studs shall be anchored to
the true floor and true ceiling structures.
e) Wall B - Suggested Wall for Expanded Metal (see drawing for Wall B-Suggested
Construction for Expanded Metal).
(1) Three-quarter inch mesh, # 9 (10 gauge) expanded metal shall be affixed to
the interior side of all SCIF perimeter wall studs.
(2) Expanded metal shall be spot-welded to the studs every six inches along the
length of each vertical stud and at the ceiling and floor.
(3) Hardened screws with one inch washers or hardened clips may be used in
lieu of welding to fasten metal to the studs. Screws shall be applied every six
inches along the length of each vertical stud and at the ceiling and floor.
(4) Fastening method shall be noted in the FFC.
(5) Entire wall assembly shall be finished and painted from true floor to true
ceiling.
f) Wall C - Suggested Wall for Plywood (see drawing for Wall C-Suggested
Construction for Plywood).
(1) Two layers of ⅝ inch-thick wallboard, one layer on the outside of the SCIF
and one on the inside of the SCIF. A plywood layer shall substitute one layer of
wallboard on the inside wall as compared to the standard acoustic wall.
(2) Wallboard shall be attached to 3 ⅝ inch-wide metal studs or wooden 2 x 4
studs placed a maximum of 16 inches on center.
(3) Continuous runners (same gauge as studs) for securing studs shall be
anchored to the true floor and true ceiling structures.
(4) One layer of ⅝ inch-thick plywood shall be attached vertically, directly to the
wall studs.
(5) The plywood shall be continuously glued and screwed to the studs every 12
inches along the length of each stud and at the ceiling and floor .
(6) Entire wall assembly shall be finished and painted from true floor to true
ceiling.
4.
Radio Frequency (RF) Protection for Perimeter Walls
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a) RF protection shall be installed at the direction of the CTTA when a SCIF
utilizes electronic processing and does not provide adequate RF attenuation at the
inspectable space boundary. It is recommended for all applications where RF
interference from the outside of the SCIF is a concern inside the SCIF.
b) Installation of RF protection should be done using either the drawings or Best
Practices Guidelines for Architectural Radio Frequency Shielding, prepared by the
Technical Requirements Steering Committee under the Center for Security
Evaluation. This document is available through the Center for Security Evaluation,
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ONCIX/CSE).
5. Vault Construction Criteria
GSA-approved modular vaults meeting Federal Specification AA-V-2737 or one of
the following construction methods may be used:
a) Reinforced Concrete Construction
(1) Walls, floor, and ceiling will be a minimum thickness of eight inches of
reinforced concrete.
(2) The concrete mixture will have a comprehensive strength rating of at least
2,500 pounds per square inch (psi).
(3) Reinforcing will be accomplished with steel reinforcing rods, a minimum of
⅝ inches in diameter, positioned centralized in the concrete pour and spaced
horizontally and vertically six inches on center; rods will be tied or welded at the
intersections.
(4) The reinforcing is to be anchored into the ceiling and floor to a minimum
depth of one-half the thickness of the adjoining member.
b) Steel-Lined Construction Where Unique Structural Circumstances Do Not Permit
Construction of a Concrete Vault
(1) Construction will use ¼ inch-thick steel alloy-type plates having
characteristics of high-yield and high-tensile strength.
(2) The steel plates are to be continuously welded to load-bearing steel members
of a thickness equal to that of the plates.
(3) If the load-bearing steel members are being placed in a continuous floor and
ceiling of reinforced concrete, they must be firmly affixed to a depth of one-half
the thickness of the floor and ceiling.
(4) If floor and/or ceiling construction is less than six inches of reinforced
concrete, a steel liner is to be constructed the same as the walls to form the floor
and ceiling of the vault. Seams where the steel plates meet horizontally and
vertically are to be continuously welded together.
All vaults shall be equipped with a GSA-approved Class 5 vault door.
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D. Floor and Ceiling Construction Criteria
1. Floors and ceilings shall be constructed to meet the same standards for force
protection and acoustic protection as walls.
2. All floor and ceiling penetrations shall be kept to a minimum.
E. SCIF Door Criteria
1. There shall be only one primary SCIF entrance where visitor control is conducted.
a) Primary entrance doors shall be equipped with the following:
(1) A GSA-approved pedestrian door deadbolt meeting Federal Specification FFL- 2890.
(2) A combination lock meeting Federal Specification FF-L 2740A.
(3) An approved access-control device (see Chapter 8).
(4) May be equipped with a high security keyway for use in the event of an
access control system failure.
b) With AO approval, additional entrance doors may be designated for use by SCIF
residents provided that the doors are equipped with an approved access control
system and are secured with an approved dead bolt or lock when the SCIF is not
occupied. The dead-bolt shall not be accessible from the exterior.
2. When practical, entrance doors should incorporate a vestibule to preclude visual
observation and enhance acoustic protection.
3. All perimeter SCIF doors shall be equipped with an automatic, non-hold door-closer
which shall be installed internal to the SCIF, if possible.
4. Emergency exit doors shall:
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Be secured with deadlocking panic hardware on the inside.
Have no exterior hardware.
Be alarmed 24/7.
Provide a local audible annunciation when opened.
5. Hinge pins that are accessible from outside of the SCIF door shall be modified to
prevent removal of the door, e.g., welded, set screws, etc.
6. SCIF doors and frame assemblies shall meet acoustic requirements as described in
Chapter 9 unless declared a non-discussion area.
7. All perimeter doors shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
8. Perimeter doors shall comply with applicable building, safety, and accessibility codes
and requirements.
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9. Perimeter doors shall meet TEMPEST requirements when applicable.
10. Wood doors shall be 1 ¾ inch-thick solid wood core (wood stave).
11. Steel doors shall meet following specifications:
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1 ¾ inch-thick face steel equal to 18 gauge.
Hinges reinforced to 7 gauge.
Door closure reinforced to 12 gauge.
Lock area predrilled and/or reinforced to 10 gauge.
12. A vault door shall not be used to control day access to a facility. To mitigate both
security and safety concerns, a vestibule with an access control device may be
constructed.
13. Roll-up Door Specifications
a) A roll-up door cannot be treated for acoustics and shall only be located in an area
of the SCIF that is designated as a non-discussion area.
b) Roll-up doors shall be 18 gauge steel or greater and shall be secured inside the
SCIF using dead-bolts on both the right and left side of the door.
14. Double Door Specifications
a) One of the doors shall be secured at the top and bottom with deadbolts.
b) An astragal strip shall be attached to one door (could be either the secured or the
movable door depending on the inward/outward swing of door assembly) to prevent
observation of the SCIF through the cracks between the doors.
c) Each door shall have an independent high-security switch.
F.
SCIF Window Criteria
1. Every effort should be made to minimize or eliminate windows in the SCIF,
especially on the ground floor.
2. Windows shall be non-opening.
3. Windows shall be protected by security alarms in accordance with Chapter 7 when
they are within 18 feet of the ground or an accessible platform.
4. Windows shall provide visual and acoustic protection.
5. Windows shall be treated to provide RF protection when recommended by the CTTA.
6. All windows less than 18 feet above the ground or from the nearest platform
affording access to the window (measured from the bottom of the window), shall be
protected against forced entry and meet the standard for the perimeter.
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G. SCIF Perimeter Penetrations Criteria
1. All penetrations of perimeter walls shall be kept to a minimum.
2. Metallic penetrations may require TEMPEST countermeasures, to include dielectric
breaks or grounding, when recommended by the CTTA.
3. Utilities servicing areas other than the SCIF shall not transit the SCIF unless
mitigated with AO approval.
4. Utilities should enter the SCIF at a single point.
5. All utility (power and signal) distribution on the interior of a perimeter wall treated
for acoustics or RF shall be surface mounted, contained in a raceway, or an additional
wall shall be constructed using furring strips as stand-off from the existing wall assembly.
If the construction of an additional wall is used, gypsum board may be ⅜ inch-thick and
need only go to the false ceiling.
6. Installation of additional conduit penetration for future utility expansion is
permissible provided the expansion conduit is filled with acoustic fill and capped (end of
pipe cover).
7. Vents and Ducts
a) All vents and ducts shall be protected to meet the acoustic requirements of the
SCIF. (See Figure 4, Typical Air (Z) Duct Penetration, for example.)
b) Walls surrounding duct penetrations shall be finished to eliminate any opening
between the duct and the wall.
c) All vents or duct openings that penetrate the perimeter walls of a SCIF and exceed
96 square inches shall be protected with permanently affixed bars or grills.
(1) If one dimension of the penetration measures less than six inches, bars or
grills are not required.
(2) When metal sound baffles or wave forms are permanently installed and set
no farther apart than six inches in one dimension, then bars or grills are not
required.
(3) If bars are used, they shall be a minimum of ½ inch diameter steel, welded
vertically and horizontally six inches on center; a deviation of ½ inch in vertical
and/or horizontal spacing is permissible.
(4) If grills are used, they shall be of ¾ inch-mesh, #9 (10 gauge), case-hardened,
expanded metal.
(5) If bars or grill are required, an access port shall be installed inside the secure
perimeter of the SCIF to allow visual inspection of the bars or grill. If the area
outside the SCIF is controlled (SECRET or equivalent proprietary space), the
inspection port may be installed outside the perimeter of the SCIF and be secured
with an AO-approved high-security lock. This shall be noted in the FFC.
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H. Alarm Response Time Criteria for SCIFs within the U.S.
Response times for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) shall meet 32 CFR Parts 2001 and
2004.
a) Closed Storage response time of 15 minutes.
b) Open Storage response time within 15 minutes of the alarm annunciation if the
area is covered by SID or a five minute alarm response time if it is not.
I.
Secure Working Areas (SWA)
SWAs are accredited facilities used for discussing, handling, and/or processing SCI, but
where SCI will not be stored.
1. The SWA shall be controlled at all times by SCI-indoctrinated individuals or secured
with a GSA-approved combination lock.
2. The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7 with an initial alarm
response time of 15 minutes.
3. Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
4. Perimeter construction shall comply with section 3.C. above.
5. All SCI used in an SWA shall be removed and stored in GSA-approved security
containers within a SCIF, a vault, or be destroyed when the SWA is unoccupied.
J.
Temporary Secure Working Area (TSWA)
TSWAs are accredited facilities where handling, discussing, and/or processing of SCI is
limited to less than 40-hours per month and the accreditation is limited to 12 months or
less. Extension requests require a plan to accredit as a SCIF or SWA. Storage of SCI is
not permitted within a TSWA.
1. When a TSWA is in use at the SCI level, access shall be limited to SCI- indoctrinated
persons.
2. The AO may require an alarm system.
3. No special construction is required.
4. When the TSWA is approved for SCI discussions, sound attenuation specifications of
Chapter 9 shall be met.
5. The AO may require a TSCM evaluation if the facility has not been continuously
controlled at the SECRET level.
6. When the TSWA is not in use at the SCI level, the following shall apply:
a) The TSWA shall be secured with a high-security, AO-approved key or
combination lock.
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b) Access shall be limited to personnel possessing a minimum U.S. SECRET
clearance.
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Figure 1
Wall A – Su ggested Stand ard Acou stic Wall Constru ction
Controlled Area
Uncontrolled Area
Bottom of Deck
Fire -Safe or non -shrink grout in all
voids above track.
Acoustical Ceiling
with metal angle moldings
and steel support grid systems
Sealant all around Duct Openings or
Pipe/Conduit Penetrations
Wall Finish as scheduled with
finish continuous above any false
ceiling
**5/8” gypsum wallboard
5/8” gypsum wallboard – sound group 4
requires additional layer of 5/8” wallboard
3 ½ “sound attenuation material,
fastened in such a way as to prevent
it from sliding down and leaving void
at the top.
Wall Base and
Scheduled flooring
Continuous track (Top &Bottom)
w/ anchors at 32 ” o.c. maximum – Bed
in continuous beads of acoustical sealant
1. Depending on height true floor to true ceiling and weight, metal studs shall be in the range of 20
Gauge to 16 gauge.
2 CTTA recommended countermeasures (foil backed wallboard or R-foil ) shall be installed
IAW Best Practice Guidelines For Architectural Radio Frequency Shielding.
3. Any electrical or communications outlets required on perimeter walls shall be surface
mounted.
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Figure 2. Wall B - Suggested Construction for Expanded Metal
Controlled Area
Uncontrolled Area
Bottom of Deck
Fire safe or non-shrink grout
in all voids above track
5/8" Gypsum Wall Board (GWB) on 5/8”
16 gauge metal stud framing at 16” o.c.
Acoustical ceiling with metal
Angle moldings & support grid
system
Acoustic material – material shall be
Fastened in such a way as to prevent
It from sliding down and leaving a
Void at the top.
Wall Finish as scheduled –
Ensure finish is continuous above any
Acoustical (“false”) ceiling
5/8" Gypsum Wall Board (GWB) on 5/8”
16 gauge metal stud framing at 16” o.c.
¾” #9 10 gauge expanded metal spot
Welded every 6” or screwed with
Washers or fastener system to vertical
Every 6” to 16 gauge studs and to
Deck and floor track
16 gauge continuous track (Top &
Bottom) w/anchors at 32” o.c.
(maximum) – Bed in 2 continuous
Beads of acoustic sealant
Wall Base as scheduled
Floor Finish as scheduled
Notes:
1 This detail is intended for 'new construction' -- AO must approve any variations in expanded metal use
2 CTTA recommended countermeasures (foil backed wallboard or R-foil ) shall be installed IAW Best Practice
Guidelines for Architectural Radio Frequency Shielding.
3. Any electrical or communications outlets required on perimeter walls shall be surface mounted.
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Figure 3 Wall C – Suggested Construction for Plyw ood
Controlled Area
Uncontrolled Area
Bottom of Deck
Fire safe or non-shrink grout
in all voids above track
5/8" Gypsum Wall Board (GWB) on 5/8”
16 gauge metal stud framing at 16” o.c.
Acoustical ceiling with metal
Angle moldings & support grid
system
Acoustic material – material shall be
Fastened in such a way as to prevent
It from sliding down and leaving a
Void at the top.
Wall Finish as scheduled –
Ensure finish is continuous above any
Acoustical (“false”) ceiling
5/8" Gypsum Wall Board (GWB) on 5/8”
16 gauge metal stud framing at 16” o.c.
5/8” plywood affixed 8 ft vertical
And 4 ft horizontal to 16 gauge studs,
And Deck and floor track
With glue and screwed with steel #10
Self-tapping screws every 12 inches
16 gauge continuous track (Top &
Bottom) w/anchors at 32” o.c.
(maximum) – Bed in 2 continuous
Beads of acoustic sealant
Wall Base as scheduled
Floor Finish as scheduled
Notes:
1 This detail is intended for 'new construction' -- AO must approve any variations in expanded metal use
2 CTTA recommended countermeasures (foil backed wallboard or R-foil ) shall be installed IAW Best Practice
Guidelines for Architectural Radio Frequency Shielding.
3. Any electrical or communications outlets required on perimeter walls shall be surface mounted.
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Figu re 4
Typical Perimeter Air (Z) D uct Penetration
SECURE SIDE
Acoustically lined, thru-wall
sheet metal transfer duct
Access hatch
(In bottom of duct)
Man-bar at partition
if duct opening size
exceeds 96 SI
3x
min.
Acoustically rated partition
(Plan view)
3x
x
SECURE SIDE
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Chapter 4. SCIFs Outside the U.S. and NOT Under Chief of Mission (COM)
Authority
A. General
1. Requirements outlined here apply only to SCIFs located outside of the U.S., its
territories and possessions, that are not under COM authority.
2. The application and effective use of SID may allow AOs to deviate from this
guidance at Category II and III facilities.
B. Establishing Construction Criteria Using Threat Ratings
1. The Department of State‟s (DoS) Security Environment Threat List (SETL) shall be
used in the selection of appropriate construction criteria based on technical threat rating.
2. If the SETL does not have threat information for the city of construction, the SETL
threat rating for the closest city within a given country shall apply. When only the capital
is noted, it will represent the threat for all SCIF construction within that country.
3. Based on technical threat ratings, building construction has been divided into the
following three categories for construction purposes:
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Category I - Critical or High Technical Threat, High Vulnerability Buildings
Category II - High Technical Threat, Low Vulnerability Buildings
Category III - Low and Medium Technical Threat
4. Facilities in Category I Areas
a) Open Storage Facilities
(1) Open storage is to be avoided in Category I areas. The head of the IC
element shall certify mission essential need and approve on case-by-case basis.
When approved, open storage should only be allowed when the host facility is
manned 24-hours-per-day by a cleared U.S. presence or the SCIF is continuously
occupied by U.S. SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
(2) SCI shall be contained within approved vaults or Class M or greater modular
vaults.
(3) The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
(4) Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
(5) An alert system and/or duress alarm is recommended.
(6) Initial alarm response time shall be five minutes.
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b) Closed Storage Facilities
(1) The SCIF perimeter shall provide five minutes of forced-entry protection.
(Refer to Wall B or Wall C construction methods.)
(2) The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
(3) Access control system shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
(4) SCI shall be stored in GSA-approved containers or in an area that meets vault
construction standards.
(5) Initial alarm response time shall be within 15 minutes.
c) Continuous Operation Facilities
(1) An alert system and duress alarm is required.
(2) The capability shall exist for storage of all SCI in GSA-approved security
containers or vault.
(3) The emergency plan shall be tested semi-annually.
(4) Perimeter walls shall comply with enhanced wall construction methods in
accordance Wall B or C standards.
(5) The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
(6) Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
(7) Initial response time shall be five minutes.
d) SWAs
Construction and use of SWAs is not authorized for facilities in Category I areas
because of the significant risk to SCI.
e) TSWAs
Construction and use of TSWAs is not authorized for facilities in Category I areas
because of the significant risk to SCI.
5. Facilities in Category II and III Areas
a) Open Storage Facilities
(1) Open storage is to be avoided in Category II areas. The head of the IC
element shall certify mission essential need and approve on case-by-case basis.
When approved, open storage should only be allowed when the host facility is
manned 24-hours-per-day by a cleared U.S. presence or the SCIF is continuously
occupied by U.S. SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
(2) In Category III areas, open storage should only be allowed when the host
facility is manned 24-hours-per-day by a cleared U.S. presence or the SCIF is
continuously occupied by U.S. SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
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(3) The SCIF perimeter shall provide five minutes of forced-entry protection.
(Refer to Wall B or Wall C construction methods.)
(4) The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
(5) Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
(6) An alert system and/or duress alarm is recommended.
(7) Initial alarm response time shall be five minutes.
b) Closed Storage Facilities
(1) The SCIF perimeter shall provide five minutes of forced-entry protection.
(Refer to Wall B or Wall C construction methods.)
(2) The SCIF must be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
(3) Access control system shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
(4) SCI shall be stored in GSA-approved containers.
(5) Initial alarm response time shall be within 15 minutes.
c) Continuous Operation Facilities
(1) Wall A - Standard wall construction shall be utilized.
(2) The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
(3) Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
(4) Initial response time shall be five minutes.
(5) An alert system and/or duress alarm is recommended.
(6) The capability shall exist for storage of all SCI in GSA-approved security
containers.
(7) The emergency plan shall be tested semi-annually.
d) SWAs
(1) Perimeter walls shall comply with standard Wall A construction.
(2) The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
(3) Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
(4) Initial alarm response time shall be within 15 minutes.
(5) The SWA shall be controlled at all times by SCI-indoctrinated individuals or
secured with a GSA-approved combination lock.
(6) An alert system and/or duress alarm is recommended.
(7) All SCI used in an SWA shall be removed and stored in GSA-approved
security containers within a SCIF or be destroyed.
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(8) The emergency plan shall be tested semi-annually.
e) TSWAs
(1) No special construction is required.
(2) The AO may require an alarm system.
(3) When the TSWA is approved for SCI discussions, sound attenuation
specifications of Chapter 9 shall be met.
(4) When a TSWA is in use at the SCI level, access shall be limited to SCIindoctrinated persons.
(5) The AO may require a TSCM evaluation if the facility has not been
continuously controlled at the SECRET level.
(6) When a TSWA is not in use at the SCI level, the following shall apply:
(a) The TSWA shall be secured with a high security, AO-approved key or
combination lock.
(b) Access shall be limited to personnel possessing a U.S. SECRET
clearance.
C. Personnel
1. SSM Responsibilities
a) Ensures the security integrity of the construction site (hereafter referred to as the
“site”).
b) Develops and implements a CSP.
c) Ensures that the SSM shall have 24-hour unrestricted access to the site (or
alternatives shall be stated in CSP).
d) Conducts periodic security inspections for the duration of the project to ensure
compliance with the CSP.
e) Documents security violations or deviations from the CSP and notifies the AO.
f) Maintains a list of all workers used on the project; this list shall become part of
the facility accreditation files.
g) Implements procedures to deny unauthorized site access.
h) Works with the construction firm(s) to ensure security of the construction site and
compliance with the requirements set forth in this document.
i)
Notifies the AO if any construction requirements cannot be met.
2. CST Requirements and Responsibilities
a) Possesses U. S. TOP SECRET clearances.
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b) Is specially trained in surveillance and the construction trade to deter technical
penetrations and thwart implanted technical collection devices.
c) Supplements site access controls, implements screening and inspection
procedures, and, when required by the CSP, monitors construction and personnel.
d) Is not required when U.S. TOP SECRET-cleared contractors are used
e) In Category III countries, must do the following:
(1) Shall begin surveillance of non-cleared workers at the start of SCIF
construction or the installation of major utilities, whichever comes first.
(2) Upon completion of all work, shall clear and secure the areas for which they
are responsible prior to turning control over to the cleared American guards
(CAGs).
f) In Category I and II countries, must do the following:
(1) Shall begin surveillance of non-cleared workers at the start of construction of
public access or administrative areas adjacent to the SCIF, SCIF construction, or
the installation of major utilities, whichever comes first.
(2) Upon completion of all work, shall clear and secure the areas for which the
CST is responsible prior to turning over control to the CAGs.
g) On U.S. military installations, when the AO considers the risk acceptable,
alternative countermeasures may be substituted for the use of a CST as prescribed in
the CSP.
3. CAG Requirements and Responsibilities
a) Possesses a U.S. SECRET clearance (TOP SECRET required under COM
authority)
b) Performs access-control functions at all vehicle and pedestrian entrances to the
site except as otherwise noted in the CSP.
(1) Screens all non-cleared workers, vehicles, and equipment entering or exiting
the site.
(2) Denies introduction of prohibited materials, such as explosives, weapons,
electronic devices, or other items as specified by the AO or designee.
(3) Conducts random inspections of site areas to ensure no prohibited materials
have been brought on to the site. (All suspicious materials or incidents shall be
brought to the attention of the SSM or CST.)
D. Construction Security Requirements
1. Prior to awarding a construction contract, a CSP for each project shall be developed
by the SSM and approved by the AO.
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2. Construction plans and all related documents shall be handled and protected in
accordance with the CSP.
3. For SCIF renovation projects, barriers shall be installed to segregate construction
workers from operational activities. These barriers will provide protection against
unauthorized access and visual observation. Specific guidance shall be contained in the
CSP.
4. When expanding existing SCIF space into areas not controlled at the SECRET level,
maximum demolition of the new SCIF area is required.
5. For areas controlled at the SECRET level, or when performing renovations inside
existing SCIF space, maximum demolition is not required.
6. All requirements for demolition shall be documented in the CSP.
7. Citizenship and Clearance Requirements for SCIF Construction Personnel
a) Use of workers from countries identified in the SETL as “critical technical threat
level” or listed on the DoS Prohibited Countries Matrix is prohibited.
b) General construction of SCIFs shall be performed using U.S. citizens and U.S.
firms.
c) SCIF finish work (work that includes closing up wall structures; installing,
floating, taping and sealing wallboards; installing trim, chair rail, molding, and
floorboards; painting; etc.) in Category III countries shall be accomplished by
SECRET-cleared, U.S. personnel.
d) SCIF finish work (work that includes closing up wall structures; installing,
floating, taping and sealing wallboards; installing trim, chair rail, molding, and
floorboards; painting; etc.) in Category I and II countries shall be accomplished by
TOP SECRET-cleared, U.S. personnel.
e) On military facilities, the AO may authorize foreign national citizens or firms to
perform general construction of SCIFs. In this situation, the SSM shall prescribe,
with AO approval, mitigating strategies to counter security and counterintelligence
threats.
f) All non-cleared construction personnel shall provide the SSM with biographical
data (full name, current address, Social Security Number (SSN), date and place of
birth (DPOB), proof of citizenship, etc.), and fingerprint cards as allowed by local
laws prior to the start of construction/renovation.
(1) Two forms of I-9 identification are required to verify U.S. persons.
(2) Whenever host nation agreements or Status of Forces Agreements make this
information not available, it shall be addressed in the CSP.
g) When non-U.S. citizens are authorized by the AO:
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(1) The SSM shall conduct checks of criminal and subversive files, local,
national, and host country agency files, through liaison channels and consistent
with host country laws.
(2) Checks shall be conducted of CIA indices through the country‟s Director of
National Intelligence (DNI) representative and appropriate in-theater U.S. military
authorities.
h) Access to sites shall be denied or withdrawn if adverse security,
Counterintelligence (CI), or criminal activity is revealed. The SSM shall notify the
AO when access to the site is denied or withdrawn.
i) For new facilities, the following apply:
(1) Non-cleared workers, monitored by CSTs, may perform the installation of
major utilities and feeder lines.
(2) Installation shall be observed at perimeter entry points and when any
trenches are being filled.
(3) The number of CSTs shall be determined by the size of the project (square
footage and project scope) as outlined in the CSP.
j) For existing facilities, the following apply:
(1) Non-cleared workers, monitored by CSTs or cleared escorts, may perform
maximum demolition and debris removal.
(2) TOP SECRET-cleared workers shall be used to renovate or construct SCIF
space.
(3) SECRET-cleared individuals may perform the work when escorted by TOP
SECRET-cleared personnel.
(4) SCI-indoctrinated escorts are not required when the existing SCIF has been
sanitized or a barrier has been constructed to separate the operational areas from
the areas identified for construction.
k) Prior to initial access to the site, all construction personnel shall receive a security
briefing by the SSM or designee on the security procedures to be followed.
l) If a construction worker leaves the project under unusual circumstances, the SSM
shall document the occurrence and notify the AO. The AO shall review for CI
concerns.
m) The SSM may require cleared escorts or CSTs for non-cleared workers
performing work exterior to the SCIF that may affect SCIF security.
n) The ratio of escort personnel to construction personnel shall be determined by the
SSM on a case-by-case basis and documented in the CSP. Prior to assuming escort
duties, all escorts shall receive a briefing regarding their responsibilities.
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8. Access Control of Construction Sites
a) Access control to the construction site and the use of badges are required.
b) Guards are required for SCIF construction outside the U.S.
c) All site control measures used shall be documented in the CSP. The following are
site control measures that should be considered:
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Identity verification.
Random searches at site entry and exit points.
Signs, in English and other appropriate languages, at all entry points listing
prohibited and restricted items (e.g., cameras, firearms, explosives, drugs,
etc.).
Physical security barriers to deny unauthorized access.
Vehicle inspections.
d) Guards
(1) Local guards, supervised by CAGs and using procedures established by the
AO and documented in the CSP, may search all non-cleared personnel, bags,
toolboxes, packages, etc., each time they enter or exit the site.
(2) In Category I countries, CAGs shall be assigned to protect the site and
surrounding area as defined in the CSP.
(3) For existing SCIFs, TOP SECRET/SCI-indoctrinated guards are not required
to control access to the site or secure storage area (SSA) provided that TOP
SECRET/SCI-indoctrinated personnel are present on a 24-hour basis and
prescribed post security resources are in place.
(4) Use of non-cleared U.S. guards or non-U.S. guards to control access to the
site or SSA requires the prior approval of the AO. A SECRET-cleared, U.S.
citizen must supervise any non-cleared or non-U.S. guards. Non-cleared or nonU.S. guards shall not have unescorted access to the site.
E. Procurement of Construction Materials
1. General Standards. These standards apply to construction materials (hereafter
referred to as “materials”) used in SCIF construction outside the U.S. These standards do
not apply to installations on a roof contiguous to the SCIF provided there is no SCIF
penetration.
a) Procurements shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
b) In exceptional circumstances, SSMs may deviate from procurement standards
with a waiver; such deviation shall be noted in the CSP.
c) For building construction projects in Category III countries, cleared U.S. citizens
may randomly select up to 35% of building materials from non-specific general
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construction materials for SCIF construction. Random selection may exceed 35%
only if materials can be individually inspected.
d) For building construction projects in Category I and II countries, cleared U.S.
citizens may randomly select up to 25% of building materials from non-specific
general construction materials for SCIF construction. Random selection may exceed
25% only if materials can be individually inspected.
e) Procurement of materials from host or third party countries identified in the SETL
as critical for technical intelligence or listed in the DoS Prohibited Countries Matrix
is prohibited.
f) All such materials must be selected immediately upon receipt of the shipment and
transported to secure storage.
2. Inspectable Materials
a) Inspectable materials may be procured from U.S. suppliers without security
restrictions.
b) The purchase of inspectable materials from host or third party countries requires
advanced approval from the AO.
c) Procurement of materials from host or third party countries identified in the SETL
as critical for technical intelligence or listed in the DoS Prohibited Countries Matrix
is prohibited.
d) All inspectable materials procured in host and third party countries, or shipped to
site in unsecured manner, shall be inspected using an AO-approved method as
outlined in the CSP and then moved to an SSA.
e) Random selection of all inspectable material selected from stock stored outside of
the SSA shall be inspected using AO-approved methods outlined in the CSP prior to
use in SCIF construction.
3. Non-Inspectable Materials
a) Non-inspectable materials may be procured from U.S. suppliers or other AOapproved channels with subsequent secure transportation to the SSA at the
construction site.
b) Non-inspectable materials may be procured in a host or third party country if
randomly selected by U.S. citizens with a security clearance level approved by the
AO.
c) Materials shall be randomly chosen from available suppliers (typically three or
more) without advance notice to, or referral from, the selected supplier and without
reference of the intended use of material in a SCIF.
d) Selections shall be made from available shelf stock and transported securely to an
SSA.
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e) Procurement officials should be circumspect about continually purchasing noninspectable materials from the same local suppliers, and thereby establishing a pattern
that could be reasonably discernible by hostile intelligence services, foreign national
staff, and suppliers.
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F.
Secure Transportation for Construction Material
1. Inspectable Materials
a) Secure transportation of inspectable materials is not required, but materials shall
be inspected using procedures approved by the AO prior to use.
b) Once inspected, all inspectable materials shall be stored in a SSA prior to use.
c) If securely procured, securely shipped, and stored in a secure environment,
inspectable materials may be utilized within the SCIF without inspection.
2. Non-Inspectable Materials
a) Non-inspectable materials include inspectable materials when the site does not
possess the capability to inspect them by AO-approved means.
b) Non-inspectable materials shall be securely procured and shipped to site by secure
transportation from the U.S., a secure logistics facility, or low threat third party
country using one of the following secure methods:
(1) Securely packaged or containerized and under the 24-hour control of an
approved courier or escort office. (Escorted shipments shall be considered
compromised if physical custody or direct visual observation is lost by the escort
officer during transit. Non-inspectable materials that are confirmed or suspected
of compromise shall not be used in a SCIF.)
(2) Securely shipped using approved transit security technical safeguards capable
of detecting evidence of tampering or compromise. (An unescorted container
protected by technical means (“trapped”) is considered compromised if evidence
of tampering of the protective technology is discovered, or if an unacceptable
deviation from the approved transit security plan occurs. Non-inspectable
materials that are confirmed or suspected of compromise shall not be used in a
SCIF.).
(3) Non-inspectable materials shall be shipped using the following surface and
air carriers in order of preference:
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U.S. Military
U.S. Flag Carriers
Foreign Flag Carriers
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G. Secure Storage of Construction Material
1. A SSA shall be established and maintained for the secure storage of all SCIF
construction material and equipment. An SSA is characterized by true floor to true
ceiling, slab-to-slab construction of some substantial material, and a solid wood-core or
steel-clad door equipped with an AO-approved security lock.
2. All inspected and securely shipped materials shall be placed in the SSA upon arrival
and stored there until required for installation.
3. Alternative SSAs may include the following:
a) A shipping container located within a secure perimeter that is locked, alarmed,
and monitored.
b) A room or outside location enclosed by a secure perimeter that is under direct
observation by a SECRET-cleared U.S. citizen.
4. The SSA shall be under the control of CAGs or other U.S. personnel holding at least
U.S. SECRET clearances.
5. Supplemental security requirements for SSAs shall be set forth in the CSP and may
vary depending on the location and/or threat to the construction site.
H. Technical Security
1. TEMPEST countermeasures shall be pre-engineered into the construction of the
SCIF.
2. In Category I countries, a TSCM inspection shall be required for new SCIF
construction or for significant renovations (50% or more of SCIF replacement cost).
3. In Category II and III countries, a TSCM inspection may be required by the AO for
new SCIF construction or significant renovations (50% or more of SCIF replacement
cost).
4. A TSCM inspection shall be required if uncontrolled space is converted (maximum
demolition) to new SCIF space.
5. When a TSCM inspection is not conducted, a mitigation strategy based on a physical
security inspection that identifies preventative and corrective countermeasures shall be
developed to address any technical security concerns.
I.
Interim Accreditations
1. Upon completion of a successful inspection, the respective agency‟s AO may issue an
Interim Accreditation pending receipt of required documentation.
2. If documentation is complete, AOs may issue an Interim Accreditation pending the
final inspection.
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Chapter 5. SCIFs Outside the U.S. and Under Chief of Mission Authority
A. Applicability
1. This portion applies to the construction of SCIFs located overseas and that are on any
compound that falls under the DoS COM authority or created to support any Tenant
Agency that falls under COM authority.
2. The creation of new SCIF space at facilities that fall under COM authority is
governed by both ICDs and Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) standards published
as 12 Foreign Affairs Handbook-6 (12 FAH-6). If there is a conflict between the
standards, the more stringent shall apply.
3. For SCIFs constructed in new facilities (new compound or new office building under
COM authority), the proponent activity shall coordinate specific requirements for the
proposed SCIF with the DoS/Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO).
4. For existing facilities under COM authority, the project proponent activity must
coordinate SCIF requirements with DoS/Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), the
affected Embassy or Consulate (through the Regional Security Officer (RSO) and
General Services Officer (GSO)), and DoS/OBO.
5. Temporary or tactical SCIFs may only be authorized by exception for facilities under
COM authority. The AO of the tenant agency shall notify both the RSO and the DoS AO
of the requirement and the expected duration of these facilities. Prior to accreditation, the
tenant agency AO must coordinate with the DoS AO.
B. General Guidelines
1. SCIFs located under COM authority outside the U.S. are located within the CAA.
2. Prior to initiating any SCIF implementation process for upgrade or new construction
in an existing office building, the tenant agency CSA shall do the following:
a) Obtain concurrence from the Post„s Counterintelligence Working Group (CIWG).
b) Obtain written approval from the COM.
c) Notify the DoS AO of CWIG and COM approvals.
d) Coordinate OSPB preliminary survey with the post RSO/Engineering Services
Office (ESO) if space is not core CAA.
3. A Preliminary Survey shall be developed by the RSO/ESO and submitted to DoS/DS
for review and approval prior to awarding a construction contract. A CSP shall then be
developed by the tenant and forwarded to DoS/OBO for processing.
4. All SCIF design, construction, or renovation shall be in compliance with OSPB
standards for facilities under COM authority.
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5. Any waivers that are granted for a SCIF by a waiver authority that would result in
non-compliance with OSPB standards shall require an exception to OSPB standards from
DoS/DS.
6. Written approval of the request for an exception to OSPB standards must be received
prior to the commencement of any construction projects.
7. Upon completion of construction, the tenant agency AO will accredit the SCIF for
SCI operations.
C. Threat Categories
1. The DoS SETL shall be used in the selection of appropriate construction criteria.
Based on technical threat ratings, building construction has been divided into three
categories for construction purposes:
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Category I - Critical or High Technical Threat, High Vulnerability Buildings
Category II - High Technical Threat, Low Vulnerability Buildings
Category III - Low and Medium Technical Threat
2. High and Low Vulnerability Buildings will be determined in accordance with the
definitions in the OSPB standards.
3. SCIF design and construction shall comply with the building codes utilized by
DoS/OBO.
4. SCIF construction projects are subject to the DoS Construction Security Certification
requirements stipulated in Section 160 (a), Public Law 100-204, as amended.
Construction activities may not commence until the required certification has been
obtained from DoS.
5. SCIF construction projects are subject to permit requirements established by
DoS/OBO.
6. Open storage in Category I and II areas is to be avoided. The CSA shall certify
mission-essential need and approve on a case-by-case basis.
7. Open storage shall only be allowed for Category III posts when the host facility is
manned 24-hours per day by a cleared U.S. presence (i.e., Marine Security Guard).
8. Open storage of SCI material is not authorized in lock-and-leave facilities (i.e., no
Marine Security Guard).
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D. Construction Requirements
1. Perimeter Wall Construction (all facilities regardless of type or location).
a) Perimeter walls shall comply with enhanced wall construction (See drawings for
Walls B and C.)
b) Perimeter shall meet acoustic protection standards unless designated as a nondiscussion area.
2. All SCIFs must be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
3. Initial alarm response times shall be within 15 minutes for closed storage and five
minutes for open storage.
4. Access control systems shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
5. SCI shall be stored in GSA-approved containers.
6. An alert system and/or duress alarm is recommended.
7. Continuous Operation Facilities
a) An alert system and/or duress alarm is recommended.
b) The capability shall exist for storage of all SCI in GSA-approved security
containers.
c) The emergency plan shall be tested semi-annually.
d) The SCIF shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
e) Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
f) Initial response time shall be five minutes.
8. TSWAs
a) When a TSWA is in use at the SCI level, the following apply:
(1) Unescorted access shall be limited to SCI-indoctrinated persons.
(2) The AO may require an alarm system.
(3) No special construction is required.
(4) When the TSWA is approved for SCI discussions the following apply:
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Sound attenuation specifications of Chapter 9 shall be met.
The AO may require a TSCM evaluation if the facility has not been
continuously controlled at the SECRET level.
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b) When the TSWA is not in use at the SCI level, the following shall apply:
(1) The TSWA shall be secured with a DoS/DS-approved key or combination
lock.
(2) Unescorted access shall be limited to personnel possessing a U.S. SECRET
clearance.
9. SWA
a) Initial alarm response times shall be within 15 minutes.
b) The SWA shall be controlled at all times by SCI-indoctrinated individuals or
secured with a GSA-approved combination lock.
c) The SWA shall be alarmed in accordance with Chapter 7.
d) Access control shall be in accordance with Chapter 8.
e) Perimeter walls shall comply with standard Wall A.
f) An alert system and/or duress alarm is recommended.
g) All SCI used in a SWA shall be removed and stored in GSA-approved security
containers within a SCIF or be destroyed.
h) There shall be an emergency plan that is tested semi-annually.
E. Personnel
1. SSM Requirements and Responsibilities
a) Possesses a U.S. TOP SECRET clearance.
b) Ensures the security integrity of the construction site.
c) Develops and implements a CSP.
d) Shall have 24-hour unrestricted access to the site (or alternatives shall be stated in
CSP).
e) Conducts periodic security inspections for the duration of the project to ensure
compliance with the CSP.
f) Documents security violations or deviations from the CSP and notifies the RSO
and the tenant AO.
g) Maintains a list of all workers utilized on the project; this list shall become part of
the facility accreditation files.
h) Implements procedures to deny unauthorized site access.
i) Works with the construction firm(s) to ensure security of the construction site and
compliance with the requirements set forth in this document.
j) Notifies the RSO and tenant AO if any construction requirement cannot be met.
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2. CST Requirements and Responsibilities
a) Possesses a TOP SECRET clearance.
b) Is specially trained in surveillance and the construction trade to deter technical
penetrations and to detect implanted technical collection devices.
c) Supplements site access controls, implements screening and inspection
procedures, and when required by the CSP, monitors construction and personnel.
d) Is not required when contractors who are U.S. citizens with U.S. TOP SECRET
clearances are used.
e) In Category III countries the following shall apply:
(1) The CST shall begin surveillance of non-cleared workers at the start of SCIF
construction.
(2) Upon completion of all work, the CST shall clear and secure the areas for
which they are responsible prior to turning control over to the CAGs.
f) In Category I and II countries the following shall apply:
(1) The CST shall begin surveillance of non-cleared workers at the start of
construction of public access or administrative areas adjacent to the SCIF, or
SCIF construction, whichever comes first.
(2) Upon completion of all work, the CST shall clear and secure the areas for
which the CST is responsible prior to turning over control to the CAGs.
3. CAG Requirements and Responsibilities
a) Possesses a U.S. TOP SECRET clearance.
b) Performs access control functions at all vehicle and pedestrian entrances to the
site except as otherwise noted in the CSP.
(1) Screens all non-cleared workers, vehicles, and equipment entering or exiting
the site.
(2) Uses walk-through and/or hand-held metal detectors or other means
approved by the RSO or designee to deny introduction of prohibited materials
such as explosives, weapons, electronic devices, or other items as specified by the
RSO or designee.
(3) Conducts random inspections of site areas to ensure no prohibited materials
have been brought on to the site. All suspicious materials or incidents shall be
brought to the attention of the SSM.
c) In Category III countries, CAGs shall be assigned to protect the site and
surrounding area at the start of construction of the SCIF or commencement of
operations of the SSA.
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d) In Category I and II countries, CAGs shall be assigned to protect the site and
surrounding area at the start of construction of the SCIF, areas adjacent to the SCIF,
or commencement of operations of the SSA.
e) For existing SCIFs, TOP SECRET/SCI-indoctrinated U.S. citizen guards are not
required to control access to the site or SSA provided the following apply:
(1) TOP SECRET/SCI-indoctrinated U.S. citizens are present on a 24-hour basis
in the SCIF or the SCIF can be properly secured and alarmed.
(2) Prescribed post security resources are in place to monitor the SSA.
F.
Construction Security Requirements
1. Prior to awarding a construction contract, a CSP for each project shall be developed
by the SSM and approved by DoS/DS and DoS/OBO and the tenant AO.
2. Construction plans and all related documents shall be handled and protected in
accordance with the CSP.
3. For SCIF renovation projects, barriers shall be installed to segregate construction
workers from operational activities. These barriers will provide protection against
unauthorized access and visual observation. Specific guidance shall be contained in the
CSP.
4. When expanding existing SCIF space into areas not controlled at the SECRET level,
maximum demolition of the new SCIF area is required.
5. For areas controlled at the SECRET level that meet OSPB pre-conditions, or when
performing renovations inside existing SCIF space, maximum demolition is not required.
6. All requirements for demolition shall be documented in the CSP.
7. Periodic security inspections shall be conducted by the SSM or designee for the
duration of the project to ensure compliance with construction design and security
standards.
8. Citizenship and Clearance Requirements for SCIF Construction Personnel
a) Use of workers from countries identified as critical for Technical or Human
Intelligence threat, or listed on the DoS Prohibited Countries Matrix, is prohibited.
b) General construction and finish work is defined by OSPB standards.
c) General construction of SCIFs shall be performed using U.S. citizens and U.S.
firms. Use of foreign national citizens or firms to perform general construction of
SCIFs may be authorized in accordance with OSPB standards. In this situation, the
CSP shall prescribe mitigating strategies to counter security and counterintelligence
threats.
d) SCIF finish work shall be accomplished by appropriately cleared personnel as
directed by OSPB standards for CAA construction.
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e) All non-cleared construction personnel shall provide the SSM with biographical
data (full name, current address, SSN, DPOB, proof of citizenship, etc.), and
fingerprint cards as allowed by local laws prior to the start of construction/renovation.
f) Two forms of I-9 identification are required to verify U.S. persons.
g) Whenever host nation agreements make this information not available, it shall be
addressed in the CSP.
h) When non-U.S. citizens are authorized, the following shall apply:
(1) The SSM shall conduct, through liaison channels, checks of criminal and
subversive files, local and national; and host country agencies, consistent with
host country laws.
(2) Checks shall also be conducted of CIA indices through the country‟s DNI
representative and appropriate in-theater U.S. military authorities.
(3) Access to sites shall be denied or withdrawn if adverse security, CI, or
criminal activity is revealed. The SSM shall notify the AO and RSO when access
to the site is denied or withdrawn.
(4) For existing facilities, the following apply:
 Non-cleared workers monitored by CSTs may perform maximum
demolition for conversion of non-CAA to SCIF. Debris removal by noncleared workers must be monitored at a minimum by cleared U. S. citizen
escorts.
 TOP SECRET-cleared U.S. citizens must perform maximum demolition
within, or penetrating the perimeter of, an existing SCIF.
 TOP SECRET-cleared U.S. citizens shall be used to renovate SCIF space.
 SECRET-cleared individuals may perform the work when escorted by
TOP SECRET-cleared U.S. citizens.
 SCI-indoctrinated escorts are not required when the existing SCIF has
been sanitized or a barrier has been constructed to separate the operational
areas from the areas identified for construction.
i) Prior to initial access to the site, all construction personnel shall receive a security
briefing by the SSM or designee on the security procedures to be followed.
j) If a construction worker leaves the project under unusual circumstances, the SSM
shall document the occurrence and notify the RSO and tenant AO. The RSO shall
review for CI concerns.
k) The SSM may require cleared escorts or CSTs for non-cleared workers
performing work exterior to the SCIF that may affect SCIF security.
l) The ratio of escort personnel to construction personnel shall be determined by the
SSM on a case-by-case basis and documented in the CSP. Prior to assuming escort
duties, all escorts shall receive a briefing regarding their responsibilities.
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9. Access Control of Construction Sites
a) Access control to the construction site and the use of badges are required.
b) Guards are required for SCIF construction outside the U.S.
c) All site control measures used shall be documented in the CSP.
d) The following site control measures should be considered:
(1) Identity verification.
(2) Random searches at site entry and exit points.
(3) Signs, in English and other appropriate languages, at all entry points listing
prohibited and restricted items (e.g., cameras, firearms, explosives, drugs, etc.).
(4) Physical security barriers to deny unauthorized access.
(5) Vehicle inspections.
10. Local Guards
a) Local guards, supervised by CAGs and using procedures established by the RSO
and documented in the CSP, may search all non-cleared personnel, bags, toolboxes,
packages, etc., each time they enter or exit the site.
b) Use of non-cleared U.S. guards or non-U.S. guards to control access to the site or
secure storage area (SSA) requires the prior approval of the RSO. A SECRETcleared U.S. citizen must supervise non-cleared or non-U.S. guards. Non-cleared or
non-U.S. guards shall not have unescorted access to the site.
G. Procurement of Construction Materials
1. General Standards
a) These standards apply to construction materials used in SCIF construction under
COM authority. These standards do not apply to installations on a roof contiguous to
the SCIF provided there is no SCIF penetration.
b) Procurements shall be in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
c) In exceptional circumstances, SSMs may deviate from procurement standards
with a waiver; such deviation shall be noted in the CSP.
d) For building construction projects in Category III countries, cleared U.S. citizens
may randomly select up to 35% of building materials from non-specific general
construction materials for SCIF construction. Random selection may exceed 35%
only if materials can be individually inspected.
e) For building construction projects in Category I and II countries, cleared U.S.
citizens may randomly select up to 25% of building materials from non-specific
general construction materials for SCIF construction. Random selection may exceed
25% only if materials can be individually inspected.
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f) All such materials must be selected immediately upon receipt of the shipment and
transported to secure storage.
g) Procurement of materials from host or third party countries identified in the SETL
as critical for technical intelligence, or listed on the DoS Prohibited Countries Matrix,
is prohibited.
2. Inspectable Materials Specifically Destined for SCIF Construction
a) Inspectable materials specifically destined for SCIF construction may be procured
from U.S. third-country or local suppliers without security restrictions.
b) All inspectable materials specifically destined for SCIF construction procured in
host and third party countries or shipped to site in an unsecured manner from the U.S.
shall be inspected using a DoS/DS-approved method and then moved to an SSA.
c) All inspectable material selected from stock stored outside of the SSA shall be
inspected using DoS/DS-approved methods prior to use in SCIF construction.
3. Non-Inspectable Materials Specifically Destined for SCIF Construction
a) Non-inspectable materials specifically destined for SCIF construction shall be
procured from U.S. suppliers with subsequent secure transportation to the SSA at the
construction site.
b) On an exceptional basis, non-inspectable materials may be procured in a host or
third party country if randomly selected by cleared U.S. citizens.
(1) Materials shall be randomly chosen from available suppliers (typically three
or more) without advance notice to, or referral from, the selected supplier and
with no reference of the intended use of material in a SCIF.
(2) Such selections shall be made from available shelf stock, brought
immediately under personal control of a cleared U.S. citizen, and transported
securely to an SSA.
(3) Procurement officials should be circumspect about continually purchasing
non-inspectable materials from the same local suppliers and establishing a pattern
that could be reasonably discernible by hostile intelligence services, foreign
national staff, and suppliers.
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H. Secure Transportation for Construction Material
1. Inspectable Materials Specifically Destined for SCIF Construction
a) Inspectable materials do not require secure transportation but shall be inspected
using procedures approved by the DoS/DS prior to use in the SCIF.
b) Once inspected, all inspectable items shall be stored in an SSA.
c) Materials may be utilized within the SCIF without inspection if securely procured,
securely shipped, and stored in a secure environment.
2. Non-inspectable Materials Specifically Destined for SCIF Construction
a) Non-inspectable material includes inspectable materials when the site does not
possess the capability to inspect by Do/DS-approved means.
b) Non-inspectable materials shall be securely procured and shipped to site by secure
transportation from the U.S., a secure logistics facility, or low threat third party
country using one of the following secure methods:
(1) Securely packaged or containerized and under the 24-hour control of an
approved courier or escort officer. (Escorted shipments shall be considered
compromised if physical custody or direct visual observation is lost by the escort
officer during transit. Non-inspectable materials that are confirmed compromised
or suspected of compromise shall not be used in a SCIF.)
(2) Securely shipped using approved transit security technical safeguards capable
of detecting evidence of tampering or compromise. (An unescorted container
protected by technical means (“trapped”) is considered compromised if evidence
of tampering of the protective technology is discovered, or if an unacceptable
deviation from the approved transit security plan occurs. Non-inspectable
materials that are confirmed compromised or suspected of compromise shall not
be used in a SCIF.)
(3) Non-inspectable materials shall be shipped using the following surface and
air carriers in order of preference:
 U.S. Military
 U.S. Flag Carriers
 Foreign Flag Carriers
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I.
Secure Storage of Construction Material
1. Upon arrival, all inspected and securely shipped materials shall be placed in the SSA
until required for installation.
2. An SSA shall be established and maintained for the secure storage of all SCIF
construction material and equipment. It is characterized by true floor to true ceiling, slabto-slab construction of some substantial material and a solid wood-core or steel-clad door
equipped with a DoS/DS-approved security lock.
3. Alternative SSA‟s may include a shipping container located within a secure perimeter
that is locked, alarmed, and monitored, or a room or outside location enclosed by a secure
perimeter that is under direct observation by a SECRET-cleared U.S. citizen.
4. The SSA shall be under the control of CAGs or other U.S. citizens holding at least
U.S. SECRET clearances.
5. Supplemental security requirements for SSAs shall be set forth in the CSP and may
vary depending on the location and/or threat to the construction site.
J.
Technical Security
1. TEMPEST countermeasures shall be pre-engineered into the building.
2. A TSCM inspection shall be required in Category I countries for new SCIF
construction or significant renovations (50% or more of SCIF replacement cost).
3. A TSCM inspection may be required by the AO in Category II or III countries for
new SCIF construction or significant renovations (50% or more of SCIF replacement
cost).
4. A TSCM inspection, conducted at the completion of construction, shall be required if
uncontrolled space is converted (maximum demolition) to new SCIF space.
5. When a TSCM inspection is not conducted, a mitigation strategy based on a physical
security inspection that identifies preventative and corrective countermeasures shall be
developed to address any technical security concerns.
K. Interim Accreditations
1. Upon completion of a successful inspection, the respective agency‟s AO may issue an
Interim Accreditation pending receipt of required documentation.
2. If documentation is complete, AOs may issue an Interim Accreditation pending the
final inspection.
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Chapter 6. Temporary, Airborne, and Shipboard SCIFs
A. Applicability
1. General Information
a) This chapter covers all SCIFs designed to be temporary or such as those at sites
for contingency operations, emergency operations, and tactical military operations.
b) These standards apply to the following:
(1) All ground-based temporary SCIFs (T-SCIFs), including those on mobile
platforms (e.g., trucks and trailers).
(2) SCIFs aboard aircraft.
(3) SCIFs aboard surface and sub-surface vessels.
c) When employing T-SCIFs, a risk management approach shall be used that
balances the operational mission and the protection of SCI.
2. Accreditation
a) Accreditation for the use of T-SCIFs shall not exceed one year without mission
justification and approval by the AO.
b) When the T-SCIF owner determines that a T-SCIF is no longer required, the
withdrawal of accreditation shall be initiated by the SSO/Contractor Special Security
Officer (CSSO).
(1) Upon notification, the AO will issue appropriate SCI withdrawal
correspondence.
(2) The AO or appointed representative will conduct a close-out inspection of
the facility to ensure that all SCI material has been removed.
B. Ground-Based T-SCIFs
1. T-SCIF Structures and Activation
a) Ground-based T-SCIFs may be established in hardened structures (e.g., buildings,
bunkers) or semi-permanent structures (e.g., truck-mounted or towed military
shelters, prefabricated buildings, tents).
b) Permanent-type hardened structures shall be used to the greatest extent possible
for T-SCIFs.
c) Prior to T-SCIF activation, the AO may require submission of a standard fixed
facility checklist or a T-SCIF checklist produced before or after a deployment.
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2. SCI Storage and Destruction
a) Under field or combat conditions, open storage of SCI media and materials
requires a continuous presence by SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
b) Under field or combat conditions every effort shall be made to obtain from any
available host command necessary support for the storage and protection of SCI (e.g.,
security containers, generators, guards, weapons, etc.).
c) The quantity of SCI material within a T-SCIF shall be limited, to the extent
possible, to an amount consistent with operational needs.
d) All SCI shall be stored in GSA-approved security containers.
e) The AO may approve exceptions to the storage of SCI material in GSA-approved
storage containers for a specified period of time.
f) When no longer needed, SCI material shall be destroyed by means approved by
the AO.
3. Security Requirements
a) T-SCIF security features shall provide acoustical, visual, and surreptitious entry
protection.
b) A TSCM inspection shall be requested for any structure proposed for T-SCIF use
if the space was previously occupied by a non-U.S. element. It is the AO‟s
responsibility to evaluate operating the SCIF prior to TSCM inspection and formally
assume all risk associated with early operation.
c) When possible, T-SCIFs shall be established within the perimeters of U.S.controlled areas or compounds.
d) If a U.S.-controlled area or compound is not available, the T-SCIF shall be
located within an area that affords the greatest degree of protection against
surreptitious or forced entry.
e) When a T-SCIF is in operation, the perimeter of its immediate area shall be
observed and protected by U.S. guards with U.S. SECRET clearances. Guards shall
be equipped with emergency communication devices and, if necessary, with weapons.
f) During non-operational hours, the T-SCIF shall be provided security protection in
accordance with AO guidelines.
g) The T-SCIF shall have only one entrance which shall be controlled during hours
of operation by an SCI-indoctrinated person using an access roster.
h) Unclassified telecommunications equipment shall meet the requirements outlined
in Chapter 10 to the greatest extent practical.
i) Telephones obtained in a foreign country shall not be used within a T-SCIF.
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j) Cables and wires penetrating the T-SCIF perimeter shall be protected. The AO
may require inspections and routing of cables and wiring through protective
distribution systems or may require other countermeasures.
k) AO-approved emergency destruction and evacuation plans shall be developed and
rehearsed periodically by all personnel assigned to the T-SCIF; the results of the
rehearsal drills shall be documented.
l) When in transit, ground-based and mobile (e.g., truck-mounted, towed military
shelters) T-SCIFs containing unsecured and non-encrypted SCI shall be accompanied
by a U.S. TOP SECRET-cleared individual with SCI access approval(s).
m) During movement, T-SCIF structures shall be secured with GSA-approved
locking devices and equipped with tamper-evident seals.
n) When in transit, hardened T-SCIFs having no open storage of SCI may be
monitored by a U.S SECRET-cleared individual.
o) Hardened T-SCIFs shall be designed with TEMPEST countermeasures as
identified by the CTTA. The AO, in collaboration with the CTTA, shall provide
red/black separation and “protected distribution” guidance for field installation in
accordance with NSTISSAM TEMPEST 2/95 and 2/95A and CNSSI 7003.
p) When a T-SCIF is no longer required, the responsible SCI security official shall
conduct a thorough facility inspection to ensure all SCI material has been removed.
C. Permanent and Tactical SCIFS Aboard Aircraft
1. The Aircraft Facility Checklist (see Forms & Plans) will be used for permanent SCIFs
aboard aircraft.
2. The AO may determine that an Aircraft Facility Checklist may not be required for
tactical SCIFs aboard aircraft if the following information is provided:
a) Name of aircraft (tail number)/airborne T-SCIF.
b) Major command/organization.
c) ID number of parent SCIF, if applicable.
d) Location T-SCIF deployed from and date of deployment.
e) Location T-SCIF deployed to and date of deployment.
f) SCI compartment(s) involved in T-SCIF operations.
g) Time period for T-SCIF operations.
h) Name of exercise or operation.
i) Points of contact (responsible officers).
j) Type of aircraft and area to be accredited as a T-SCIF.
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k) Description of security measures for entire period of T-SCIF use (standard
operating procedures).
l) Additional comments to add clarification.
3. Security Requirements for Aircraft when Operating in Support of Missions Involving
SCI Material
a) SCIF location shall be identified by aircraft tail number.
b) Access to the aircraft interior shall be controlled at all times by SCI-indoctrinated
personnel.
c) There are no unique physical security construction standards for SCIFs aboard
aircraft.
d) Accreditation, such as that from the Defense Courier Service, is not required for
aircraft used solely to transport SCI material between airfields.
e) When all personnel on an aircraft are not briefed on every SCI compartment
aboard, procedural methods or physical barriers shall be employed to isolate
compartments of the SCI.
f) When an aircraft T-SCIF is no longer required, the responsible SCI security
official shall conduct an inspection of the aircraft to ensure all SCI material has been
removed.
4. SCI Storage and Destruction
a) SCI materials shall be encrypted or secured in an AO-approved security container.
b) When no longer needed, SCI materials shall be destroyed by means approved by
the AO.
c) Following an unscheduled landing in U.S.-controlled or non-hostile territory, the
senior SCI-indoctrinated person shall retain control of the SCI material until approved
storage arrangements can be effected through a local Special Security Officer or SCIindoctrinated official.
d) Prior to an unscheduled landing in unfriendly or hostile territory, every
reasonable effort shall be made to destroy unencrypted SCI material and
communications security equipment in accordance with the emergency destruction
plan.
e) If the aircraft is stationary, in the absence of SCI-indoctrinated personnel, all SCI
information shall be encrypted or removed and stored in an alternative accredited
SCIF or location approved by the AO.
f) Emergency destruction plans for SCI material shall be developed, approved by the
AO, and rehearsed periodically by all personnel assigned to the aircraft; rehearsal
results shall be documented.
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5. Additional Security Requirements for Stationary Aircraft
a) The aircraft shall be parked within a controlled area that affords the greatest
protection against surreptitious or forced entry.
b) In the absence of SCI-indoctrinated personnel, all SCI information shall be
encrypted or removed and stored in an alternative accredited SCIF or location
approved by the AO.
c) If the aircraft cannot be positioned within a U.S.-controlled area, the SCI is not
encrypted, and removal of the SCI is not possible, then the following measures must
be taken:
(1) SCI-indoctrinated personnel shall remain with the aircraft.
(2) A guard force that can control the perimeter of the aircraft shall be deployed,
unless infeasible. The guards shall possess U.S. SECRET clearances and be
armed and equipped with emergency communication devices.
d) If the aircraft is located within a U.S.-controlled area, the SCI is not encrypted,
and removal of SCI is not possible then, the following measures shall be taken:
(1) The AO may mitigate the requirement for SCI-indoctrinated personnel
provided the aircraft is equipped with, or stored within a structure equipped with,
an intrusion detection system approved by the AO.
(2) All aircraft hatches and doors shall be secured with AO-approved locks and
tamper-evident seals.
(3) A guard force must be available to respond to an alarm within five minutes.
(4) Guards shall possess U.S. SECRET clearances and be armed and equipped
with emergency communication devices.
(5) If a cleared U.S. guard force is not available, the AO may approve other
mitigation measures.
D. Permanent and Tactical SCIFs on Surface or Subsurface Vessels
1. Permanent shipboard SCIFs shall consist of any area aboard a vessel where SCI is
processed, stored, or discussed.
2. The Shipboard Checklist (see Forms & Plans) will be used for permanent SCIFs. The
AO may determine that this checklist may not be required providing the below
information is available:
a) Name of vessel/hull number.
b) Major command/organization.
c) ID number of parent SCIF, if applicable.
d) Location SCIF deployed from and date of deployment.
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e) Location SCIF deployed to and date of deployment.
f) SCI compartment(s) and sub-compartments involved in SCIF operations.
g) Name of exercise or operation.
h) Points of contact (responsible officers).
i) Description of security measures for entire period of SCIF use (standard operating
procedures).
j) Additional comments to add clarification.
3. Security Requirements for Permanent SCIFs
a) The perimeter (walls, floors, and ceiling) shall be fabricated of structural
bulkheads comprised of standard shipboard/submarine construction materials.
b) Elements of the perimeter shall be fully braced and welded or bonded in place.
c) Doors shall conform to the following requirements:
(1) Perimeter doors and emergency exit(s) shall be constructed of standard
shipboard materials and shall be mounted in a frame, braced and welded or
bonded in place in a manner commensurate with the structural characteristics of
the bulkhead, deck, or overhead.
(2) The primary entry door shall be equipped with a GSA-approved combination
lock and an access control device.
(3) If the door is in a bulkhead that is part of an airtight perimeter, the airtight
integrity may be maintained by co-locating the door with the metal joiner door, or
by adding a vestibule.
(4) Metal joiner doors shall be equipped with a combination lock that meets
specification FF-L-2740A and with an access control device approved by the AO.
(5) Doors shall be constructed in a manner that will preclude unauthorized
removal of hinge pins and anchor bolts, and obstruct access to lock-in bolts
between the door and frame.
(6) Doorways or similar openings that allow visual access to the SCIF shall be
screened or curtained.
d) No damage control fittings or cables shall be located within, or pass through, the
SCIF. This does not apply to smoke dampers or other life-safety devices that are
operated by personnel within the space during working hours.
e) Removable hatches and deck plates less than 10 square feet that are secured by
exposed nuts and bolts (external to the SCIF) shall be secured with a high security
padlock (unless their weight makes this unreasonable). Padlock keys shall be stored
in a security container located within the SCIF.
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f) Vents, ducts, and similar openings with a cross-sectional measurement greater
than 96 inches shall be protected by a fixed barrier or security grill. (This requirement
is not applicable to through-ducts that do not open into the SCIF.)
(1) Grills shall be fabricated of steel or aluminum grating or bars with a
thickness equal to the perimeter barrier.
(2) If a grating is used, bridge center-to-center measurements will not exceed 1.5
inches by 4 inches.
(3) Bars shall be mounted in a grid pattern, six-inches on center.
(4) The grating or bars shall be welded into place.
g) Construction of the SCIF perimeter shall afford adequate sound attenuation. Air
handling units and ducts may require baffles if SCIF discussions can be overhead in
adjacent areas.
h) The SCIF shall be equipped with an AO-approved intrusion detection system
(IDS) or other countermeasures if SCI-indoctrinated personnel cannot continuously
occupy the area.
i) Passing scuttles and windows should not be installed between the SCIF and any
other space on the ship. If installed, they shall be secured on the inside of the SCIF.
j) All SCI cryptographic and processing equipment shall be located within the SCIF.
k) Unclassified telecommunications shall meet the requirements outlined in Chapter
11, to the greatest extent practical.
l) Sound-powered telephones will not be permitted in the SCIF without additional
mitigations determined by the AO. If a deviation is granted, sound-powered
telephones located within the SCIF and connecting to locations outside the SCIF shall
comply with the following:
(1) Telephone cables shall not break out to jack-boxes, switchboards, or
telephone sets other than at designated stations. Cables shall not be shared with
any circuit other than call or signal systems associated with the SCIF circuit.
(2) Telephone cables shall be equipped with a selector switch located at the
controlling station and shall be capable of disconnecting all stations, selecting any
one station, and disconnecting the remaining stations.
(3) Sound-powered telephones not equipped with a selector switch shall have a
positive disconnect device attached to the telephone circuit.
(4) Within any SCIF, sound-powered telephones not used for passing SCI
information shall have a warning sign prominently affixed indicating the
restriction.
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(5) A call or signal system shall be provided. Call signal station, type ID/D,
shall provide an in-line disconnect to prevent a loudspeaker from functioning as a
microphone.
m) The approval of the AO is required for unencrypted, internal, communicationannouncing systems that pass through the SCIF perimeter.
n) Intercommunications-type announcing systems installed within an SCIF shall
meet the following standards:
(1) The system shall operate only in the push-to-talk mode.
(2) Receive elements shall be equipped with a local buffer amplifier to prevent
loudspeakers or earphones from functioning as microphones.
(3) Except as specified, radio transmission capability for plain radio-telephone
(excluding secure voice) will not be connected.
(4) Cable conductors assigned to the transmission of plain language radiotelephone will be connected to ground at each end of the cable.
(5) A warning sign will be posted that indicates the system may not be used to
pass SCI.
(6) Unencrypted internal communication systems that pass through the SCIF
perimeter shall be in grounded ferrous conduit.
o) Commercial intercommunication equipment shall not be installed within a SCIF
without prior AO approval.
p) Loudspeakers used on general announcing systems shall be equipped with a oneway buffer amplifier to protect against microphonic responses.
q) Pneumatic tube systems shall not be installed within the SCIF. The following
safeguards apply to existing systems on older ships:
(1) Covers shall be locked at both ends with an AO-approved lock. Keys shall be
stored within an approved security container within the SCIF.
(2) The system shall have the capability to maintain the pressure or vacuum and
the capability to lock in the secure position at the initiating end.
(3) There shall be a direct voice communications link between both ends to
confirm the transportation and receipt of passing cartridges.
(4) Cartridges passing SCI material shall have a distinctive color.
(5) Pneumatic tubes shall be visually inspectable along their entire length.
(6) The CTTA shall conduct a TEMPEST countermeasures inspection and shall
recommend safeguards to limit compromising emanations. TEMPEST safeguards
should be pre-engineered into platforms to the greatest extent possible.
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4. General Requirements for T-SCIFs
a) SCIFs on sub-surface vessels shall be accredited as T-SCIFs.
b) T-SCIFs aboard a vessel include portable platforms or containers temporarily
placed within ship space such as embarked Portable Shipboard Collection Vans.
c) T-SCIFs shall be occupied by an SCI-indoctrinated person at all times unless the
facility is protected by a GSA-approved lock, an approved intrusion detection system,
and a response capability or other countermeasures approved by the AO.
5. Security Requirements for T-SCIFs
a) Overall T-SCIF construction standards shall be the same as those used for
permanent shipboard SCIFs.
b) Vents, ducts, and similar openings shall be constructed to the same standards as
those used for a shipboard SCIF.
c) SCI materials shall be destroyed by means approved by the AO when no longer
needed.
d) AO-approved emergency destruction plans shall be rehearsed periodically by all
personnel assigned to the T-SCIF and the rehearsals documented.
e) Unclassified telecommunications shall meet the requirements for a shipboard
SCIF, to the greatest extent practical.
f) When the T-SCIF is no longer required, the responsible SCI security official shall
conduct a closing inspection of the T-SCIF to ensure all SCI material has been
removed.
g) The CTTA shall conduct a TEMPEST countermeasures inspection and shall
recommend safeguards to limit compromising emanations. TEMPEST safeguards
should be pre-engineered into platforms to the greatest extent possible.
6. Additional Security Standards for Mobile Platforms or Containers
a) Construction of the perimeter must be of sufficient strength to reveal evidence of
physical penetration (except for required antenna cables and power lines).
b) Doors must fit securely and be equipped with a locking device that can be locked
from the inside and outside.
7. SCI Storage and Destruction
a) SCI material shall be stored in a GSA-approved security container that is welded
or otherwise permanently secured to the structural deck.
b) When no longer needed, SCI materials shall be destroyed by means approved by
the AO.
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c) AO-approved emergency destruction and evacuation plans shall be developed and
rehearsed periodically by all personnel assigned to the SCIF and the rehearsals shall
be documented.
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Chapter 7. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
A. Specifications and Implementation Requirements
1. General SCIF IDS Requirements
a) SCIFs shall be protected by IDS when not occupied.
b) Interior areas of a SCIF through which reasonable access could be gained,
including walls common to areas not protected at the SCI level, shall be protected by
IDS.
c) Doors without access control systems and that are not under constant visual
observation shall be continuously monitored by the IDS.
d) If any component of the IDS is disrupted to the extent the system no longer
provides essential monitoring service (e.g., loss of line security, inoperable IDE, and
loss of power), SCI-indoctrinated personnel shall physically occupy the SCIF until
the system is returned to normal operation. As an alternative, the outside SCIF
perimeter may be continuously monitored by a response or guard force.
e) IDS failure shall be addressed in the SCIF emergency plan.
2. System Requirements
a) IDS installation related components and monitoring stations shall comply with
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard for National Industrial Security Systems for
the Protection of Classified Material, UL 2050.
b) Installation shall comply with an Extent 3 installation as referenced in UL 2050.
c) Systems developed and used exclusively by the USG do not require UL
certification but shall comply with an Extent 3 installation as referenced in UL 2050.
d) Interior areas of a SCIF through which reasonable access could be gained,
including walls common to areas not protected at the SCI level, shall be protected by
IDS consisting of motion sensors and high security switches (HSS) that meet UL 634
level 1 or 2 requirements, and/or other AO-approved equivalent sensors. HSS Level 2
is preferred.
e) IDS-associated cabling that extends beyond the SCIF perimeter shall be installed
in rigid conduit or shall employ line security.
f) The IDS shall be independent of systems safeguarding other facilities.
g) If a monitoring station is responsible for more than one IDS, there shall be an
audible and visible annunciation for each IDS.
h) IDS‟s shall be separate from, and independent of, fire, smoke, radon, water, and
other systems.
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i) If the IDS incorporates an access control system (ACS), notifications from the
ACS shall be subordinate in priority to IDS alarms.
j) System key variables and passwords shall be protected and restricted to U.S. SCIindoctrinated personnel.
k) IDS installation plans shall be controlled as determined by the AO.
l) Systems shall not include audio or video monitoring without the application of
appropriate countermeasures and AO approval. Systems containing auto-reset
features shall have this feature disabled.
m) The AO shall approve all system plans. Final system acceptance testing shall be
included as part of the SCIF accreditation package.
n) False alarms shall not exceed one alarm per 30-day period per zone. False alarms
are any alarm signal transmitted in the absence of a confirmed intrusion that is caused
by changes in the environment, equipment malfunction, or electrical disturbances. If
false alarms exceed this requirement, a technical evaluation of the system shall be
conducted to determine the cause, repaired or resolved, and documented.
3. System Components
a) Sensors
(1) All system sensors shall be located within the SCIF.
(2) With AO approval, sensors external to the SCIF perimeter and any perimeter
equipment used may be connected to the IDS provided the lines are installed on a
separate zone and routed within grounded conduit.
(3) Failed sensors shall cause immediate and continuous alarm activation until
the failure is investigated and corrected.
(4) Dual technology sensors are authorized when each technology transmits
alarm conditions independent of the other technology.
(5) A sufficient number of motion detection sensors shall be installed to meet the
requirements of paragraph A.2.d, shall be UL 639 listed, or shall be approved by
the AO. However, the following special circumstances apply to motion detection
sensors:
 Motion detection sensors are not required above false ceilings or below
false floors.
 For facilities outside the U.S. and in Category I and II countries, motion
detections sensors above false ceilings or below false floors may be
required by the AO.
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(6) When the primary entrance door employs a delay to allow for changing the
system mode of access, the delay shall not exceed 30 seconds.
(7) SCIF perimeter doors shall be protected by an HSS and a motion detection
sensor.
(8) Emergency exit doors shall be alarmed and monitored 24 hours per day.
b) Premise Control Units (PCUs)
(1) PCUs shall be located within a SCIF and only SCIF personnel may initiate
changes in access modes.
(2) Operation of the access/secure switch shall be restricted by using a device or
procedure that validates authorized use.
(3) Cabling between all sensors and the PCU shall be dedicated to the system,
contained within the SCIF, and shall comply with national and local electric codes
and Committee for National Security Systems (CNSS) standards. If the wiring
cannot be contained within the SCIF, such cabling shall meet the requirements for
External Transmission Line Security 3.b.(10) below.
(4) Alarm status shall be continuously displayed with an alphanumeric display at
the PCU and/or monitoring station.
(5) Every effort shall be made to design and install the alarm-monitoring panel in
a location that prevents observation by unauthorized persons.
(6) The monitoring station or PCU shall identify and display activated sensors.
(7) Immediate and continuous alarm annunciations shall occur for the following
conditions.
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Intrusion Detection
Failed Sensor
Tamper Detection
Maintenance Mode (a maintenance message may display in place of an
alarm)
 Zones that are shunted or masked during maintenance mode
(8) Failed/changed power status shall be indicated at the PCU and/or monitoring
station.
(9) An IDS with an auto-alarm reset feature shall have it disabled. All system
events shall be reset by authorized SCI-indoctrinated personnel after an inspection
of the SCIF and a determination for the cause of the alarm has been made.
(10) IDS transmission lines leaving the SCIF to the monitoring station, must meet
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Federal Information Processing
Standards (FIPS) certified encrypted lines. The FIPS standard employed must be
noted on the UL 2050/CRZH Certificate or other certificate employed. For
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Premise Control Units certified under UL 1610 either a FIPS 197 or FIPS 140-2 is
acceptable encryption certification and method. For Premise Control Units
certified under UL1076 only FIPS 140-2 is the acceptable encryption certification
and method. Alternative methods shall be approved by the AO and noted on the
IDS Certificate
c) Integrated IDS.
(1) The IC element‟s Chief Information Officer (CIO) shall be consulted before
connecting an IDS to a government LAN or WAN under their cognizance.
(2) In cases where the IDS has been integrated into a networked system (local
area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN)), the requirements below shall
be met.
 If any component of the IDS is remotely programmable, a Network
Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) is required.
 System application software shall be installed on a host computer
dedicated to security systems. The host computer shall be located in an
alarmed area controlled at the SECRET or higher level.
 All system components and equipment shall be isolated with dedicated
firewalls, or similar enhancements, that are configured to allow data
transfers only between the PCU and monitoring station.
 A secondary communication path may be utilized to augment an existing
data communication link to reduce investigations of data communication
failures of less than five minute duration. The supervision provided by the
secondary communication path shall be equivalent to that of the primary
communication path.
 A unique user ID and password is required for each individual granted
access to the system host computer. Passwords shall be a minimum of
twelve characters consisting of alpha, numeric, and special characters, and
shall be changed every six months.
 Firewalls shall be monitored for unauthorized access attempts, and all
access attempts and changes to the system network shall be logged.
 Network administrators shall immediately notify the AO or designee of
any unauthorized modifications.
 The IDS network system administrator shall be a U.S. citizen and SCIindoctrinated.
 All transmissions of system information over the LAN/WAN shall be
encrypted using National Institute of Standards and Technology FIPSAES
certified encrypted lines.
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 Remote networked system terminals shall:
o Ensure that non SCI-indoctrinated personnel with access to the remote
terminal cannot modify the IDS or ACS.
o Require an independent user ID and password in addition to the host
login requirements.
o Have system auditing software that shall log and monitor failed logins
and IDS/ACS application program modifications.
B. IDS Modes of Operation
1. General Information
a) The system shall operate in either access or secure mode.
b) There shall be no remote capability for changing the mode of operation or
accessing the status of the system unless SCIF personnel conduct a daily audit of all
openings and closings.
c) Changing access/secure status of the system shall be limited to SCI-indoctrinated
personnel.
2. Requirements for Access Mode
a) When in access mode, normal authorized entry into the SCIF, in accordance with
prescribed security procedures, shall not cause an alarm.
b) Tamper circuits and emergency exit door circuits shall remain in the secure mode
of operation.
c) The PCU shall have the ability to allow alarm points to remain in secure status
while other points are in access status.
3. Requirements for Secure Mode
a) The system shall be placed into secure mode when the last person departs the
SCIF.
b) A record shall be maintained identifying the person responsible for activating and
deactivating the system.
c) Each failure to activate or deactivate the system shall be reported to the
responsible SCIF Security Manager. Records of these events shall be maintained for
two years.
d) When in the secure mode, any unauthorized entry into the SCIF shall cause an
alarm to be immediately transmitted to the monitoring station.
4. Requirements for Maintenance and Zone Shunting/Masking Modes
a) When maintenance is performed on a system, a signal for this condition shall be
automatically sent to the monitoring station.
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b) When a zone or sensor is shunted for reasons other than maintenance, the shunted
or masked zone sensor shall be displayed as such at the monitoring station or PCU
throughout the period the condition exists.
c) Any sensor that has been shunted shall be reactivated upon the next change in
status from access to secure.
d) All maintenance periods shall be archived in the system.
e) The AO may require that a Personal Identification Number (PIN), for
maintenance purposes, be established and controlled by SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
f) A shunted or masked zone or sensor shall be displayed as such at the monitoring
station or PCU throughout the period the condition exists unless it occurs during a
maintenance period.
g) Computing devices are allowed attachment to system equipment either
temporarily or permanently for the purposes of system maintenance or repair.
(1) Such devices shall be kept under control of SCI-indoctrinated personnel at all
times.
(2) When not in use, the computing devices shall be secured within the SCIF.
(3) Mass storage devices containing SCIF alarm equipment details,
configurations, or event data will be protected at an appropriate level approved by
the AO.
h) After the initial installation, the capability for remote diagnostics, maintenance, or
programming of IDE shall not exist unless accomplished only by appropriately SCIindoctrinated personnel and shall be appropriately logged or recorded in the Remote
Service Mode Archive. A self-test feature shall be limited to one second per
occurrence.
5. Requirements for Electrical Power
a) In the event of primary power failure, the system shall automatically transfer to an
emergency electrical power source without causing alarm activation.
b) Twenty-four hours of uninterruptible backup power is required and shall be
provided by an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), batteries, or generators, or any
combination.
c) An audible or visual indicator at the PCU shall provide an indication of the
primary or backup electrical power source in use.
d) Equipment at the monitoring station shall visibly and audibly indicate a failure in
a power source or a change in power source. The individual system that failed or
changed shall be indicated at the PCU or monitoring station as directed by the AO.
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a) Monitoring stations shall be government-managed or one of the following in
accordance with UL 2050:
(1) CSA-operated monitoring station.
(2) Government contractor monitoring station (formerly called a proprietary
central station).
(3) National industrial monitoring station.
(4) Cleared commercial central station (see NISPOM).
b) Monitoring station employees shall be eligible to hold a U.S. SECRET clearance.
c) Monitoring station operators shall be trained in system theory and operation to
effectively interpret system incidents and take appropriate response action.
d) Records shall be maintained for two years and indicate the following:
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Name(s) of security or response force personnel.
Dispatch time.
Arrival time of responding personnel.
Nature of the alarm.
Follow-up actions that were taken.
C. Operations and Maintenance of IDS
1. Alarm Response
a) Alarm activations shall be considered an unauthorized entry until resolved.
b) The response force shall take appropriate steps to safeguard the SCIF, as
permitted by a written support agreement, until an SCI-indoctrinated individual
arrives to take control of the situation.
2. System Maintenance
a) Maintenance and repair personnel shall be escorted if they are not TOP SECRETcleared and indoctrinated for SCIF access.
b) Repairs shall be initiated within four hours of receipt of an alarm.
c) The SCIF shall be continuously manned by SCI-indoctrinated personnel on a 24hour basis until repairs are completed.
d) The following apply to emergency-power battery maintenance:
(1) The battery manufacturer‟s periodic maintenance schedule and procedures
shall be followed and documented in the system‟s maintenance logs and retained
for two years.
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(2) If the communications path is via a network, the local uninterruptible power
source for the network shall also be tested.
(3) Batteries shall be tested, under load, until 50% of their capacity has been
expended.
(4) If a generator is used to provide emergency power, the manufacturers
recommended maintenance and testing procedures shall be followed.
e) Network Maintenance
(1) NIDS system administrators shall maintain configuration control, ensure the
latest operating system security patches have been applied, and configure the
operating system to provide a high level of security.
(2) Inside the U.S., network maintenance personnel within a SCIF shall be a U.S.
person and be escorted by cleared SCIF individuals.
(3) Outside the U.S., network maintenance personnel shall be U.S. TOP
SECRET-cleared or U.S. SECRET-cleared and escorted by SCIF personnel.
D. Installation and Testing of IDS
1. Personnel Requirements
a) Installation and testing within the U.S. shall be performed by U.S. companies
using U.S. citizens.
b) Installation and testing outside of the U.S. shall be performed by personnel who
are U.S. TOP SECRET-cleared or U.S. SECRET-cleared and escorted by SCIF
personnel.
2. Installation Requirements
All system components and elements shall be installed in accordance with
requirements of this document, UL 2050, and manufacturer‟s instructions and
standards.
3. Testing
a) Acceptance testing shall be conducted on systems prior to operational use to
provide assurance that they meet all requirements of this section prior to SCIF
accreditation.
b) Semi-annual IDS testing shall be conducted to ensure continued performance.
c) Records of testing and test performance shall be maintained in accordance with
documentation requirements.
d) Motion Detection Sensor Testing
All motion detection sensors shall be tested to ensure activation of the sensor at a
minimum of four consecutive steps at a rate of one step per second; that is, 30
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inches ± 3 inches or 760 mm ± 80 mm per second. The four-step movement shall
constitute a “trial.”
(1) The test shall be conducted by taking a four-step trial, stopping for three to
five seconds, and taking another four-step trial.
(2) Trials shall be repeated throughout the SCIF and from different directions.
(3) An alarm shall activate at least three out of every four consecutive trials made
by moving progressively through the SCIF.
e) HSS Testing
All HSS devices shall be tested to ensure that an alarm signal activates before the
non-hinged side of the door opens beyond the thickness of the door from the
closed position, e.g., the sensor initiates before the door opens 1¾ inch for a 1¾
inch door.
f) Tamper Testing
Each IDS equipment cover shall be individually removed or opened to ensure
there is alarm activation at the PCU or monitoring station in both the secure and
access modes.
(1) Tamper detection devices need only be tested when installed.
(2) The AO may require more frequent testing of tamper circuits.
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Access Control Systems
Chapter 8. Access Control Systems (ACS)
A. SCIF Access Control
1. Guidelines
a) SCIFs shall be controlled by SCI-indoctrinated personnel or by an AO- approved
ACS to ensure access is restricted to authorized personnel.
b) Personnel access control shall be utilized at all SCIFs.
c) Visual recognition of persons entering the SCIF by an SCI-indoctrinated person at
the entrance to a SCIF is the ideal access control.
d) Entrances where visitor control is conducted shall be under continuous visual
observation unless the SCIF is properly secured.
e) When the SCIF is an entire building, access control shall occur at the building
perimeter.
2. ACS Requirements if Continuous Visual Observation is Not Possible
a) An automated personnel ACS that verifies an individual‟s identity before the
individual is permitted unescorted access shall be utilized when personal recognition
and verification is not used. Automated verification shall employ two of the
following three technologies:
(1) Identification (ID) badge or card used in conjunction with the access control
device that validates the identity of the person to whom the card is issued.
Compromised or lost access cards shall be reported immediately and updated in
the system to reflect “no access.”
(2) A personal identification number (PIN) that is entered into the keypad by
each individual. The PIN shall consist of four or more random digits, with no
known or logical association to the individual or which can be derived from the
person or system generated. Compromised PINs shall be reported immediately to
the facility Security Officer (SO) or SCIF SO and updated in the system to reflect
“no access.”
(3) Biometric personal identity verification using unique personal characteristics
such as fingerprint, iris scan, palm print, etc.
b) The automated personnel ACS shall ensure that the probability of an unauthorized
individual gaining access is no more than one in ten thousand while the probability of
an authorized individual being rejected access is no more than one in one thousand.
Manufacturers must certify in writing that their system meets these criteria.
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B. ACS Administration
1. ACS administrators shall be SCI-indoctrinated.
2. Remote release buttons that by-pass the ACS shall be inside the SCIF and in a
location that provides continuous visual observation of personnel entering the SCIF.
3. ACSs shall not be used to secure an unoccupied SCIF.
4. When not occupied, SCIFs shall be alarmed and in secure mode in accordance with
Chapter 7 and secured with an approved GSA FF-L-2740A combination lock.
5. Authorized personnel who permit another individual to enter the SCIF shall verify the
individual‟s authorized access.
6. SCIF access authorization shall be removed when the individual is transferred,
terminated, or the access approval is suspended or revoked.
C. ACS Physical Protection
1. Card readers, keypads, communication interface devices, and other access control
equipment located outside the SCIF shall be tamper-protected and be securely fastened to
a wall or other fixed structure.
2. Electrical components, associated wiring, or mechanical links shall be accessible only
from inside the SCIF.
3. System data that is carried on transmission lines (e.g., access authorizations, personal
identification, or verification data) to and from equipment located outside the SCIF shall
be protected using FIPS AES certified encrypted lines. If this communication technology
is not feasible, transmission lines shall be installed as approved by the AO.
4. Equipment containing access-control software programs shall be located in the SCIF
or a SECRET controlled area.
5. Electric door strikes installed in conjunction with a personnel ACS shall have a
positive engagement and be approved under UL 1034 for burglar resistance.
D. ACS Recordkeeping
1. Records shall reflect the active assignment of ID badge/card, PIN, level of access,
entries, and similar system-related information.
2. Records and information concerning encoded ID data, PINs, Authentication data,
operating system software, or any other data associated with the personnel ACS shall be
secured in an open-storage facility or, when unattended, secured in a GSA-approved
container in a closed-storage facility. Access to such data shall be restricted to only SCIindoctrinated personnel responsible for the access control system.
3. Records of personnel removed from the system shall be retained for two years from
the date of removal.
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4. Records of security incidents (violations/infractions) regarding ACS shall be retained
by the SO for five years from the date of an incident or until investigations of system
violations and incidents have been resolved.
E. Using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to Supplement ACS
1. CCTV may be used to supplement the monitoring of a SCIF entrance for remote
control of the door from within the SCIF. The system shall present no technical security
hazard.
2. The remote control device shall be within the interior of the SCIF.
3. The system shall provide a clear view of the SCIF entrance and shall be
monitored/operated by SCI-indoctrinated personnel within the SCIF.
4. CCTV communication lines should be located within the SCIF. Communication lines
that must run external to the SCIF shall be installed to prevent tampering as approved by
the AO.
F.
Non-Automated Access Control
1. Non-automated access control devices (mechanical, electric, or electromechanical)
may be approved by the AO to control access to SCIFs where the number of personnel
that require access is low and there is only one entrance.
2. Combinations shall consist of four (4) or more random digits.
3. The use of pass keys to bypass such devices should be avoided except when local
fire/safety codes require them. Any pass keys for such devices must be strictly controlled
by SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
4. Mechanical access control devices (e.g., UNICAN, Simplex) shall be installed to
prevent manipulation or access to coding mechanisms from outside the door.
5. The following shall apply to electric or electromechanical access control devices:
a) The control panel or keypad shall be installed in such a manner to preclude
unauthorized observation of the combination or the actions of a combination change.
b) The selection and setting of combinations shall be accomplished by the SO and
shall be changed when compromised or deemed necessary by the SO.
c) The control panel in which the combination and all associated cabling and wiring
is set shall be located inside the SCIF and shall have sufficient physical security to
deny unauthorized access to its mechanism.
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Acoustic Protection
Chapter 9. Acoustic Protection
A. Overview
1. This establishes DNI guidelines to protect classified conversations from being
inadvertently overheard outside a SCIF.
2. This is not intended to protect against deliberate technical interception of audio
emanations.
B. Sound Group Ratings
The ability of a SCIF structure to retain sound within the perimeter is rated using a
descriptive value, the Sound Transmission Class (STC). To satisfy the normal security
standards of SCIFs, the following transmission attenuation groups have been established:

Sound Group 3 - STC 45 or better. Loud speech from within the SCIF can be
faintly heard but not understood outside of the SCIF. Normal speech is
unintelligible with the unaided human ear.
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Sound Group 4 - STC 50 or better. Very loud sounds within the SCIF, such as
loud singing, brass music, or a radio at full volume, can be heard with the
human ear faintly or not at all outside of the SCIF.
C. Acoustic Testing
1. Audio tests shall be conducted to verify standards are met. Tests may be instrumental
or non-instrumental as approved by the AO. Test method used shall be detailed in the
CSP.
2. Instrumental Acoustic Tests
a) Only those with training on audio testing techniques shall conduct instrumental
acoustic tests
b) With all SCIF doors closed, all perimeter walls and openings (e.g., air returns,
doors, windows, etc.) shall be tested along multiple points to ensure that either Sound
Group 3 or 4 is met.
c) Audio test sources shall have a variable sound level output.
d) The output frequency range shall include normal speech.
e) Test speakers shall be placed six feet from the test wall and 4 feet off the floor.
f) Audio gain of the test source shall produce “loud or very loud speech” as defined
by Sound Group 3 and 4 levels respectively.
g) As an alternative, instrumented testing may be performed to Noise Isolation Class
(NIC) standards. Results shall comply with NIC 40 for Sound Group 3 and NIC 45
for Sound Group 4.
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3. Non-Instrumental Acoustic Tests
All non-instrumental tests shall be approved by the AO.
D. Construction Guidance for Acoustic Protection
1. The SCIF perimeter shall be designed and constructed to meet Sound Group 3 or
better standards. (See construction drawings for Wall A, B, or C.)
2. Areas that provide for amplified conversations, such as conference centers, video
teleconference (VTC) rooms, or similar areas, shall be designed and constructed to meet
Sound Group 4 standards. (See construction drawings for Wall A, B, or C.)
3. Utility (e.g., power, signal, telephone) distribution shall be surface mounted to a
sound-treated wall and shall not completely penetrate the sound-engineered structure.
E. Sound Transmission Mitigations
1. Construction of walls as described in Chapter 3 (Wall types A, B and C) or with
brick, concrete, or other substantive material and acoustically treating penetrations, walls
and doors should provide the necessary acoustic protection for Sound group 3.
2. When Sound Group 3 or 4 cannot be met with normal construction, supplemental
mitigations to protect classified discussions from being overheard by unauthorized
persons may include but not be limited to the following:
a) Structural enhancements such as the use of high-density building materials (i.e.,
sound deadening materials) can be used to increase the resistance of the perimeter to
vibration at audio frequencies.
b) Facility design can include a perimeter location or stand-off distance which
prevents non-SCI-indoctrinated person(s) traversing beyond the point where SCI
discussions become susceptible to interception. For example, use of a perimeter
fence or protective zone between the SCIF perimeter walls and the closest "listening
place" is permitted as an alternative to other sound protection measures.
c) Sound masking devices, in conjunction with an amplifier and speakers or
transducers, can be used to generate and distribute vibrations or noise; noise sources
may be noise generators, tapes, discs, or digital audio players.
d) Speakers/transducers must produce sound at a higher level than the voice
conversations within the SCIF.
e) Speakers/transducers shall be placed close to, or mounted on, any paths that
would allow audio to leave the area, including doors, windows, common perimeter
walls, vents/ducts, and any other means by which voice can leave the SCIF.
f) Wires and transducers shall, to the greatest extent possible, be located within the
perimeter of the SCIF.
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g) The sound masking system shall be subject to inspection during TSCM
evaluations.
h) If the AO determines risk to be low, a speaker may be installed outside the SCIF
door if the following conditions are met:
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The cable exiting the SCIF shall be encased within rigid conduit.
The sound masking system shall be subject to review during TSCM
evaluations.
i) For common walls, the speakers/transducers shall be placed so the sound
optimizes the acoustical protection.
j) For doors and windows, the speakers/transducers shall be placed close to the
aperture of the window or door and the sound projected in a direction facing away
from conversations.
k) Once the speakers or transducers are optimally placed, the system volume shall be
set and fixed. The volume level for each speaker shall be determined by listening to
conversations outside the SCIF or area to be protected, and the speaker volume
adjusted until conversations are unintelligible from outside the SCIF.
l) Sound-source generators shall be permanently installed and not contain an
AM/FM receiver and shall be located within the SCIF.
m) Any sound-source generator within the SCIF that is equipped with a capability to
record ambient sound shall have that capability disabled.
n) Examples of government-owned or government-sponsored sound-source
generators are given below:
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Audio amplifier with a standalone computer (no network connection).
Audio amplifier with a cassette tape player, compact disc (CD) player, or
digital audio player, or with a digital audio tape (DAT) playback unit.
Integrated amplifier and playback unit incorporating any of the above music
sources.
A noise generator or shift noise source generator using either white or pink
noise.
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Portable Electronic Devices
Chapter 10. Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs)
A. Approved Use of PEDs in a SCIF
1. Heads of IC elements may institute and maintain mitigation programs
(countermeasures) to allow introduction of PEDs into SCIFs under their cognizance.
Such decisions are not applicable to facilities under the cognizance of other heads of IC
elements.
2. The AO, and when appropriate the information systems (ISs) authorizing official(s),
shall collaborate and approve the introduction and use of PEDs into a SCIF.
3. Outside the U.S., heads of intelligence elements may approve PED usage by waiver
and include the following:
 Defined mission need for PED usage.
 Defined period of time.
 Statement of residual risk.
4. Within the U.S., if the CSA determines the risk from PEDs to SCI under their
cognizance is acceptable, taking a PED into the SCIF may be allowed with the following
restrictions:
a) A complete risk assessment addressing each component of risk must be
completed.
b) Only PEDs with low risk may be allowed entry to a SCIF.
c) Mitigation shall be applied to PEDs evaluated to be high and medium risk to
reduce the PED risk to low before the device may be allowed entry.
d) Assessments may result in a CSA determination to prohibit specific PEDs; any
determination shall be applied to all SCIFs under the CSA‟s cognizance.
5. Government-owned PEDs, with physically disconnected wireless capability, may be
approved to process and/or be connected to a government classified or unclassified
information system (IS) provided the following apply:
a) Use and storage of the PED is specified in the System Security Plan for the
government system to which it is connected.
b) The PED is accredited by the authorizing official for the IS.
6. Contractor-owned and government-sponsored PEDs, with physically disconnected
wireless capability, may be approved to process and/or be connected to a government
classified or unclassified IS provided the following apply:
a) Use and storage is specified in the System Security Plan for the government
system to which it is connected.
b) The PED is accredited by the Authorizing Official for the IS.
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c) Use and storage is specified in the appropriate contract(s) to include the
government‟s right to seize if and when necessary.
B. Prohibitions
1. Personally-owned PEDs are prohibited from processing SCI. Connecting personallyowned PEDs to an unclassified IS inside SCIFs may only be done when wireless
capability is physically disconnected and has the approval of the AO for the IS.
2. Personally-owned PEDs are prohibited in SCIFs outside the U.S. If the CSA
determines that mission requirements dictate a need, government- or contractor-owned
PEDs may be permitted in a SCIF by specific exception or if the CSA determines the risk
is low.
3. If a PED is transported outside the U.S. and left unattended or physical control is lost,
that device shall not be reintroduced into a SCIF.
C. PED Risk Levels
1. General Information
a) Levels of risk are based on the functionality of PEDs.
b) The CSA and appropriate authorizing official for the IS (when a portable IS is
involved) will determine risk level and mitigation requirements for devices not
addressed.
2. Low-, Medium-, and High-risk PEDs
a) Low-risk PEDs are devices without recording or transmission capabilities and
may be allowed into a SCIF by CSAs without mitigation. Low-risk PEDs include,
but are not limited to, the following:
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Electronic calculators, spell checkers, language translators, etc.
Receive-only pagers.
Audio and video playback devices with volatile storage capability.
Radios (receive-only).
Infrared (IR) devices that convey no intelligence data (e.g., text, audio, video,
etc.), such as an IR mouse or remote control.
b) Medium-risk PEDs are devices with built-in features that enable recording or
transmitting digital text, digital images/video, or audio data; however, these features
can be physically disabled. Medium-risk PEDs may be allowed in a SCIF by the
CSA with appropriate mitigations. Examples of medium-risk PEDs include, but are
not limited to, the following:
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Voice-only cellular telephones.
Portable ISs, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), tablet personal
computers, etc.
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Devices that may contain or be connected to communications modems
Devices that have microphones or recording capabilities
Optical technologies such as infrared (IR) other than those identified in
paragraph 10.C.2. above
c) High-risk PEDs are those devices with recording and/or transmitting capabilities
that require more extensive or technically complex mitigation measures to reduce the
inherent risk or those that cannot be sufficiently mitigated with current technology.
The CSA may approve entry and use of government- and contractor-owned PEDs for
official business provided mitigation measures are in place that reduces the risk to
low. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
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Electronic devices with RF transmitting capabilities including wireless
devices (WiFi/IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth, etc.).
Photographic, video, and audio recording devices.
Multi-function cellular telephones.
D. Risk Mitigation
1. Heads of IC elements shall establish risk mitigation programs if high- or medium-risk
PEDs are allowed into SCIFs.
2. Risk mitigation programs shall contain the following elements:
a) Formal approval process for PEDs.
b) Initial and annual refresher training for those individuals with approval to bring
PEDs into a SCIF.
c) Device mitigation compliance documents listing the specific PEDs, their
permitted use, required mitigations, and residual risk after mitigation.
d) A user agreement that specifies the following:
(1) The USG or a designated representative may seize the PED for physical and
forensic examination at the government‟s discretion.
(2) The USG and the designated representative are not responsible for any
damage or loss to a device or information stored on personally-owned PEDs
resulting from physical or forensic examination.
3.
Risk mitigation programs may include the following elements:
a) Registration of PED serial numbers.
b) PED security training program.
c) Reporting procedures for loss or suspected tampering.
d) Labeling approved PEDs for easy identification.
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e) Electronic detection equipment to detect transmitters/cell phones.
4. The following sample table may be used to identify PED capabilities that could be
allowed or prohibited, and capabilities that require mitigation and mitigation methods.
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PED Sample Table
PED Functionalities
Single-function RF receiver (Pager,
1
AM/FM Radio, etc.)
CD Player
2
Medical devices
3
Infrared (IR) capability
Introduction
Permitted
Approval &/or
Registration
Required
Mitigation
Required Prior
to Use
PED Use
Permitted
Yes
No
None
Yes
Yes
No
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
Yes
Yes
4
Yes
Metal Tape
Yes
Yes
Yes
PEDs with microphone ports
Yes
Yes
Disable wiring or
use adapter/erase
5
plug
MP3 players (without record or RF
capability)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Battery removed
Cell phone
6
8
7
No
Prohibited
Prohibited
Wireless transmitting capabilities
Prohibited
Prohibited
Personally owned laptops
Prohibited
Prohibited
Prohibited
Prohibited
Prohibited
Prohibited
RF transmitter
Any device capable of recording
images (photographic, video) or audio
including devices connected to
memory sticks, thumb drives or flash
memory.
Personally owned PEDs capable of
connecting to systems within the SCIF
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without interface cables or cradles.
RF Receiver may not have external cabling or contain any internal or external connectivity capabilities.
CD players capable of playing CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 formats are permitted. Only commercially produced media is allowed. No
personally produced CDs are allowed in SCIFs.
3
Medical devices are exceptions to these requirements.
4
Metal tape must be a minimum of 3 mils (.003 inch) thick and completely cover the IR port while within SCIF.
5
Microphone wires must be cut/disabled on non-laptop PEDs. An adapter/erase plug must be inserted into laptop external microphone ports.
Any adaptor that is designed for the external microphone port may be used provided that the adapter does not provide any functionality other than
disabling the internal microphone.
6
Single-function cell phone is defined as a cellular phone with no additional capabilities (can only be used for voice communications over a
cellular network, storage of speed dial and caller ID information is permitted).
7
Cell phones must be turned off and the battery removed while in the SCIF. In addition, multi-function cell phones must be approved and meet
all other mitigation requirements.
8
RF transmitter is defined as any radio frequency transmitter, except single-function cell phones that are addressed separately.
9
Excludes mitigated IR function. Cables and cradles for personally owned PEDs are prohibited.
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Chapter 11
Telecommunications Systems
Chapter 11. Telecommunications Systems
A. Applicability
1. This guidance is compatible with, but may not satisfy, security requirements of other
disciplines such as Information Systems Security, Communications Security (COMSEC),
Operational Security (OPSEC), or TEMPEST.
2. This section outlines the security requirements that shall be met to ensure the
following:
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Protection of information.
Configuration of unclassified telecommunications systems, devices, features, and
software.
Access control.
Control of the cable infrastructure.
B. Unclassified Telephone Systems
1. A baseline configuration of all unclassified telephone systems, devices, features, and
software shall be established, documented, and included in the SCIF FFC.
2. The AO shall review the telephone system baseline configuration and supporting
information to determine if the risk of information loss or exploitation has been suitably
mitigated.
3. When security requirements cannot be met, unclassified telephone equipment shall be
installed and maintained in non-discussion areas only.
4. When not in use, unclassified telephone systems shall not transmit audio and shall be
configured to prevent external control or activation, technical exploitation, or penetration.
5. Unclassified telephone systems shall incorporate physical and software access
controls to prevent disclosure or manipulation of system programming and data. The
following specific requirements shall be met:
a) On-hook and off-hook audio protection shall be provided by equipment identified
by the National Telephone Security Working Group within CNSSI 5006, National
Instruction for Approved Telephone Equipment, or an equivalent TSG 2 system
configuration within an AO-approved controlled space.
b) If a Computerized Telephone System (CTS) is selected for isolation, it shall be
installed and configured as detailed in TSG 2 with software and hardware
configuration control and audit reporting (such as station message detail reporting,
call detail reporting, etc.).
c) System programming shall not include the ability to place, or keep, a handset offhook.
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d) Configuration of the system shall ensure that all on-hook and off-hook
vulnerabilities are mitigated.
e) Equipment used for administration of telephone systems shall be installed inside
the SCIF or a controlled area where access is limited to authorized personnel.
f) When local or remote CTS administration terminals are not contained within a
controlled area and safeguarded against unauthorized manipulation, the use of CNSSI
5006 approved telephone instruments shall be required, regardless of the CTS
configuration.
g) Speakerphones and audio conferencing systems shall not be used on unclassified
telephone systems in SCIFs. Exceptions to this requirement may be approved by the
AO when these systems have sufficient audio isolation from other classified
discussion areas in the SCIF and procedures are established to prevent inadvertent
transmission outside the SCIF.
h) Features used for voice mail or unified messaging services shall be configured to
prevent access to remote diagnostic ports, internal dial tone, and dial plans.
i) Telephone answering devices and facsimile machines shall not contain features
that introduce security vulnerabilities, e.g., remote room monitoring, remote
programming, or other similar features that may permit off-premise access to room
audio.
j) All unclassified telephone systems and associated infrastructure shall be
physically isolated from classified information and telecommunications systems in
accordance with DNI and CNSS TEMPEST guidance.
k) The security requirements and installation guidelines contained in the National
Telecommunications Security Working Group (NTSWG) publication CNSSI 5000
shall be followed for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems installed in a SCIF.
C. Unclassified Information Systems
1. Unclassified information systems shall be safeguarded to prevent hardware or
software manipulation that could result in the compromise of data.
2. Information systems equipment with telephonic or audio features shall be protected
against remote activation and/or removal of audio (analog or digitized) information.
3. Video cameras used for unclassified video teleconferencing and video recording
equipment shall be deactivated and disconnected when not in use.
4. Video devices shall feature a clearly visible indicator to alert SCIF personnel when
recording or transmitting.
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D. Using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to Monitor the SCIF Entry
Point(s)
1. CCTV may be used to supplement the monitoring of a SCIF entrance and to record
events for investigation.
2. The system shall present no technical security hazard to the SCIF.
3. The system and all components, including communications and control lines, shall be
exterior to the SCIF perimeter.
4. The system may provide a clear view of the SCIF entrance but not enable the viewer
to observe classified information when the door is open nor external control pads or
access control components that would enable them to identify PINs.
E. Unclassified Wireless Network Technology
1. The use of devices or systems utilizing wireless technologies pose a high risk and
require approval from the AO, CTTA, and IT systems approving authority prior to
introduction into the SCIF.
2. Wireless systems shall meet all TEMPEST and TSCM requirements and shall be
weighed against the facilities overall security posture (i.e., facility location, threat, as well
as any compensatory countermeasures that create SID) when evaluating these systems.
3. All separation and isolation standards provided in TEMPEST standards are applicable
to unclassified wireless systems installed or used in SCIFs.
F.
Environmental Infrastructure Systems
1. The FFC shall include information on whether or not environmental infrastructure
systems (also referred to as building maintenance systems) are located in the SCIF.
Examples include the following:
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Premise management systems
Environmental control systems
Lighting and power control units
Uninterrupted power sources
2. The FFC shall identify all external connections for infrastructure systems that service
the SCIF. Examples of the purpose of external connections include the following:
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Remote monitoring
Access and external control of features and services
Protection measures taken to prevent malicious activity, intrusion, and
exploitation
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G. Emergency Notification Systems
1. The introduction of electronic systems that have components outside the SCIF
perimeter is prohibited, with the following exceptions:
a) The system is approved by the AO.
b) The system is required for security purposes.
c) The system is required under life safety regulations.
2. If required, and speakers or other transducers are part of a system that is not wholly
contained in the SCIF but are installed in the SCIF for life safety or fire regulations, the
system must be protected as follows:
a) All incoming wiring shall breach the SCIF perimeter at one point. TEMPEST or
TSCM concerns may require electronic isolation and shall require review and
approval by the CTTA.
b) One-way (audio into the SCIF) communication systems shall have a high gain
amplifier.
c) Two-way communication systems shall only be approved when absolutely
necessary to meet safety/security requirements. They shall be protected so that audio
cannot leave the SCIF without the SCIF occupants being alerted when the system is
activated.
d) All electronic isolation components shall be installed within the SCIF and as close
to the point of SCIF penetration as possible.
H. Systems Access
1. Installation and maintenance of unclassified systems and devices supporting SCIF
operations may require physical or remote access. The requirements outlined in this
section shall apply to telecommunications devices located within the SCIF or in a
controlled area outside the SCIF.
2. Installation and maintenance personnel requiring physical access shall possess the
appropriate clearance and access, or will be escorted and monitored at all times within the
SCIF by technically knowledgeable, U.S. SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
3. Remote maintenance shall be protected against manipulation or activation.
4. All capabilities for remote maintenance and diagnostic services shall be specified in
the FFC.
5. The FFC shall identify all procedures and countermeasures to prevent unauthorized
system access, unauthorized system modification, or introduction of unauthorized
software.
6. Remote maintenance and diagnosis may be performed from a SCIF or an adjacent
controlled area over a protected link in accordance with FIPS AES standards.
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7. Telephone systems only may be accessed over an unclassified telephone line as
specified in TSG 2 Standard, Section 4.c.
I.
Unclassified Cable Control
1. To the extent possible, all telecommunications cabling shall enter the SCIF through a
single opening and allow for visual inspection.
2. Cable, either fiber or metallic, shall be accounted for from the point of entry into the
SCIF.
a) The accountability shall identify the precise use of every cable through labeling.
b) Log entries may also be used.
c) Designated spare conductors shall be identified, labeled, and bundled together.
3. Unused conductors shall be removed. If removal is not feasible, the metallic
conductors shall be stripped, bound together, and grounded at the point of ingress/egress.
4. Unused fiber shall be uncoupled from the interface within the SCIF, capped, and
labeled as unused fiber.
J.
References
1. Overview
a) The NTSWG publishes guidance for the protection of sensitive information and
unclassified telecommunications information processing systems and equipment.
b) NTSWG documents are currently in transition from TSG/NTSWG documents to
Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) publications.
c) The List of References is provided for use by personnel concerned with
telecommunications security.
2. List of References
a) TSG Standard 1 (Introduction to Telephone Security). Provides telephone
security background and approved options for telephone installations in USG
sensitive discussion areas.
b) TSG Standard 2 (TSG Guidelines for Computerized Telephone Systems) and
Annexes. Establishes requirements for planning, installing, maintaining, and
managing CTS, and provides guidance for personnel involved in writing contracts,
inspecting, and providing system administration of CTS.
c) TSG Standards 3, 4, 5, and CNSSI 5001. Contains design specifications for
telecommunication manufacturers and are not necessarily applicable to facility
security personnel.
d) CNSSI 5000. Establishes requirements for planning, installing, maintaining, and
managing VoIP systems.
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e) CNSSI 5006. Lists approved equipment which inherently provide on-hook
security.
f) NTSWG Information Series (Computerized Telephone Systems). A Review of
Deficiencies, Threats, and Risks, December 1994). Describes deficiencies, threats,
and risks associated with using computerized telephone systems.
g) NTSWG Information Series (Executive Overview, October 1996). Provides the
salient points of the TSG standards and presents them in a non-technical format.
h) NTSWG Information Series (Central Office (CO) Interfaces, November 1997).
Provides an understanding of the types of services delivered by the local central
office and describes how they are connected to administrative telecommunications
systems and devices.
i) NTSWG/NRO Information Series (Everything You Always Wanted to Know
about Telephone Security…but were afraid to ask, 2nd Edition, December 1998).
Distills the essence of the TSG standards (which contain sound telecommunications
practices) and presents them in a readable, non-technical manner.
j) NTSWG/NRO Information Series (Infrastructure Surety Program…securing the
last mile, April 1999). Provides an understanding of office automation and
infrastructure system protection that contributes to SCIF operation.
k) NTSWG Information Series (Computerized Telephone Systems Security Plan
Manual, May 1999). Assists to implement and maintain the “secure” operation of
CTSs as used to support SCIF operations. (The term “secure” relates to the safe and
risk-free operation, not the use of encryption or a transmission security device.)
l) Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community Directive 702,
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures.
m) Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community Directive 503,
Intelligence Community Information Technology Systems Security Risk
Management, Certification and Accreditation.
n) SPB Issuance 00-2 (18 January 2000). Infrastructure Surety Program and the
Management Assessment Tool.
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Chapter 12. Management and Operations
A. Purpose
To establish safeguards and procedures necessary to prevent the unauthorized disclosure
of SCI and other classified national security information in SCIFs. To define
administrative processes that shall provide a secure operating environment and enable
adequate security oversight, management, and operations of SCIFs
B. SCIF Repository
1. As required by ICD 705, the DNI shall manage an inventory of information on all
SCIFs which shall be reported to the DNI via the SCIF repository not later than 180 days
after the effective date of ICD 705 and updated no later than 30 days after changes occur
thereafter.
2. Reportable SCIF Administrative Information:
 SCIF ID
 AO ID
 Location of SCIF
o In U.S.
o Outside U.S.
o Under COM
 SCIF Type
o Closed Storage
o Open Storage
o SWA
o TSWA
o T-SCIF
 SID
 Initial Accredited Date
 Re-Accreditation Date
 Review date
 Waivers
 Date waiver approved
 Waiver approval authority/ID
 Exceeded standards
 Does not meet standards
 Date waiver expires
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C. SCIF Management
1. SO Responsibilities:
a) The SCIF SO shall be responsible for all aspects of SCIF management and
operations to include security policy implementation and oversight.
b) The SO shall prepare a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that
documents management and operations of the SCIF.
c) The SO shall review the SOP at least annually and revise it when any aspect of
SCIF security changes.
d) The SO shall issue and control all SCIF keys. Locks shall be changed when a key
is lost or is believed to be compromised.
e) The SO shall conduct annual self-inspections to ensure the continued security of
SCIF operations, identify deficiencies, and document corrective actions taken.
Inspection results shall be forwarded to the AO and copies retained by the SO until
the next inspection.
f) The SO shall create an emergency plan to be approved by the AO. Plans shall be
reviewed and updated annually and all SCIF occupants shall be familiar with the
plans. Drills shall be conducted as circumstances warrant, but at least annually. The
emergency plan may be an extension of an overall department, agency, or installation
plan.
(1) For SCIFs within the U.S., emergency plans shall address the following:
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Fire
Natural disaster
Civil unrest
Intrusion detection system failures
Admittance of emergency personnel
The protection of SCIF occupants and classified information
Evacuation requirements and emergency destruction
(2) For SCIFs outside the U.S., emergency plans shall address all of the above
and shall include instructions for the emergency destruction or removal of SCI
where political instability, terrorism, host country attitudes, or criminal activity
suggest the possibility that a SCIF may be overrun.
g) The SO shall control passwords to access the maintenance mode of copiers and
other office equipment.
h) The SO shall develop an SOP that addresses actions to be taken when IDS
maintenance access is required.
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2. Required SCIF Documentation
a) Copies of all documents relating to SCIF accreditation shall be maintained by the
SCIF SO and include, but not limited to, the following:
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SCIF accreditation
Fixed facility checklist
Construction security plan
CTTA evaluation
IS accreditation
SOPs
The results of the final acceptance test of the original system installation and
any tests to system modifications made thereafter
Emergency plan
b) As applicable, the following documents shall be maintained by the SCIF SO:
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TSCM reports
Co-utilization agreements
Memoranda of agreement
Self-inspection reports
Compartmented area checklist
Shipboard SCIF checklist
Aircraft/UAV checklist
A copy of the CRZH certificate (UL 2050)
D. SOPs
1. A comprehensive SOP that documents management and operations of the SCIF shall
be prepared by the SO.
2. The SOP shall be included in the accreditation package and approved by the AO.
3. All individuals assigned to, or having unescorted access to, the SCIF shall be familiar
with and adhere to the SOP.
4. All SOP revisions shall be provided to the AO for approval.
5. SOPs shall be tailored to a specific SCIF.
6. SOPs shall include specific areas of security concern as defined by program or
mission requirements.
7. The following are examples of subjects that should be addressed in an SOP:
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Self-inspections
Security incidents and violations
Alarm systems and response requirements
Opening and closing procedures
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Access controls
Visitor access
Escort procedures
Equipment maintenance procedures
Handling, processing, and destruction of classified material
Badge procedures
End-of-day security procedures
Personnel and package inspection procedures
Secure communications device instructions
E. Changes in Security and Accreditation
1. Changes affecting the security posture of the SCIF shall be immediately reported by
the SO to the AO to include any corrective or mitigating actions taken.
2. If an AO determines that SCIF security conditions are unsatisfactory, SCIF
accreditation may be suspended or revoked.
a) All appropriate authorities and SCIF occupants shall be immediately notified and
the SCIF closed until deficient conditions are corrected.
b) All SCI material shall be relocated to another SCIF.
F.
General
1. Except for law enforcement officials or other personnel required to be armed in the
performance of their duties, firearms and other weapons are prohibited in SCIFs.
2. Photography, video, and audio recording equipment are restricted but may be
authorized for official purposes as documented in the SOP.
3. Procedures shall be established to control IT storage media upon entering or exiting a
SCIF in accordance with ICD 503 (Intelligence Community Information Technology
Systems Security Risk Management, Certification and Accreditation).
4. SCIF perimeter doors shall remain closed and controlled at all times. When a door
needs to be open, it shall be continually monitored by an SCI-indoctrinated individual.
5. All SCIF occupants shall be familiar with emergency plans and drills shall be
conducted as circumstances warrant, but at least annually.
6. Where the risk of hostile action is significant, SCI materials shall be maintained at an
absolute minimum.
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G. Inspections
1. SCIF inspections shall be performed by the AO, or designee, prior to accreditation.
2. Heads of IC elements shall conduct periodic security reviews to ensure the efficiency
of SCIF operations, identify deficiencies, and document corrective actions taken. All
relevant documentation associated with SCIF accreditation, inspections, and security
administration may be subject to review.
3. Periodic inspections shall be conducted based on threat, facility modifications,
sensitivity of programs, past security performance, or at least every five years.
4. SOs shall conduct annual self-inspections to ensure the continued security of SCIF
operations, identification of deficiencies, and to document corrective actions taken.
Inspection results shall be forwarded to the AO and copies retained by the SO until the
next inspection.
5. Authorized inspectors shall be admitted to a SCIF without delay or hindrance when
inspection personnel are properly certified to have the appropriate level of security
clearance and SCI indoctrination for the security level of the SCIF.
6. Short-notice or emergency conditions may warrant entry without regard to the normal
SCIF duty hours.
7. Government-owned equipment needed to conduct SCIF inspections will be admitted
into the SCIF without delay. Specifically, equipment for TEMPEST or Technical
Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) testing shall be admitted to a SCIF as long as the
personnel operating the equipment are certified to have the appropriate level of security
clearance and SCI indoctrination.
H. Control of Combinations
1. Combinations to locks installed on security containers/safes, perimeter doors,
windows, and any other opening should be changed in the following circumstances:
a) When a combination lock is first installed or used.
b) When a combination has been subjected, or believed to have been subjected, to
compromise.
c) Whenever a person knowing the combination no longer requires access to it
unless other sufficient controls exist to prevent access to the lock.
d) At other times when considered necessary by the SO.
2. When the lock is taken out of service, it will be reset to 50-25-50.
3. All combinations to the SCIF entrance doors should be stored in a different SCIF.
When this is not feasible, alternative arrangements shall be made in coordination with the
AO.
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Chapter 12
Management and Operations
De-Accreditation Guidelines
SCIF closeouts and de-accreditations shall comply with the following procedures:
1. Inspect all areas, storage containers, and furniture for the presence of classified,
sensitive, or proprietary information.
2. Reset safe combinations to 50-25-50 and lock the containers.
3. Affix written certification to all storage containers that the container does not contain
classified, sensitive, or proprietary information. The certification shall include the date of
inspection and the name and signature of the inspector.
4. Ensure that reproduction and printing equipment is decertified or disposed of in
accordance with AO guidance.
5. Dispose of, or relocate, SCI computer equipment, media, hard drives, and portable
storage media as approved by the AO.
6. Request revocation of Automated Information Systems (AIS) accreditation.
7. Request revocation of SCIF accreditation.
8. If the SCIF will be used for another mission or project that requires alarms, transfer
alarm service to the new activity.
9. If the SCIF will not be used for another mission or project and all classified
information has been removed, the following shall occur:
a) Alarm service shall be discontinued.
b) Combinations on the entrance door and any GSA containers shall be changed to
50-25-50.
c) All keys shall be accounted for.
J.
Visitor Access
1. General Requirements
a) Visitor logs shall be used to record all SCIF visitors and include the following
information:
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Visitor‟s full name
Organization
Citizenship
Purpose of the visit
Point of contact
Date/time of the visit
b) Government-issued identification shall be required as a means of positive
identification.
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c) Visitor logs shall be retained for two years after the date of the last entry.
d) Visitor clearance verification shall be accomplished using the DNI Scattered
Castles database to the greatest extent possible.
e) Visitors whose clearances have not been verified may be permitted, under escort,
entry into the SCIF; however, access to and/or discussion of classified information
shall be denied pending clearance verification.
f) Visitors, SCIF occupants, and their possessions may be subject to screening and
inspections to deter the unauthorized removal of classified material or the
introduction of prohibited items or contraband.
g) Screening and inspection procedures shall be documented and approved by the
AO.
2. SCIF Access by Uncleared and Emergency Personnel
a) Uncleared personnel shall be escorted at all times by cleared personnel.
b) The ratio of cleared escorts to uncleared personnel shall be determined on a caseby-case basis by the SO.
c) Prior to assuming escort duties, all escorts shall receive a briefing by the SO or
designee outlining their responsibilities.
d) Uncleared personnel shall be kept under observation at all times while in the
SCIF. Escorts shall ensure precautions are taken to preclude inadvertent access to
classified information.
e) Lights, signs, or other alerting mechanisms or procedures shall be used to alert
SCIF occupants of the presence of uncleared personnel.
f) Emergency personnel and equipment shall be allowed access to SCIFs and be
escorted to the degree practical. If exposed to classified information, they shall sign
an inadvertent disclosure statement when feasible.
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K. Maintenance
1. SCI-indoctrinated maintenance personnel shall be used to the extent possible.
2. Procedures for performing maintenance on office equipment, including the use of
diagnostic equipment, shall be documented in the SCIF SOP.
3. Computerized diagnostic equipment, to include associated hardware and software,
shall be kept under control within a SCIF and shall be managed to prohibit the migration
of classified data when connected to classified systems. Procedures shall be documented
in the SOP.
4. Passwords to access the maintenance mode of copiers and other office equipment
shall be controlled by the SO.
5. Office equipment that is no longer serviceable, such as copiers and classified fax
machines, shall be sanitized by having volatile memory erased and non-volatile memory
and disk storage removed for terminal destruction.
L. IDS and ACS Documentation Requirements
The following documents and records shall be maintained within the SCIF:
1. System Plans such as system design, equipment, and installation documentation.
2. MOAs established for external monitoring, response, or both, and which shall include
the following information:
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Response time for response forces and SCIF personnel.
Responsibilities of the response force upon arrival.
Maintenance of SCIF points of contact.
Length of time response personnel are required to remain on-site.
3. Monitoring Station SOP and/or a copy of the monitoring station UL certificate.
4. Maintenance access SOP.
5. Records, logs, and archives.
6. Records of system testing (for two years) shall include the following information:
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Testing dates
Names of individuals performing the test
Specific equipment tested
Malfunctions detected
Corrective actions taken
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7. Records of guard or response force personnel testing.
8. The PCU shall contain a secured, non-volatile event (alarm) log capable of storing at
least six months of events, or a printer shall be installed that provides real-time recording
of openings, closings, alarms, trouble alarms, and loss of communications.
a) If the system has no provision for automatic entry into archive, the AO may
authorize a manual logging system.
b) Monitoring personnel shall record the time, source, type of alarm, and action
taken.
c) The SCIF SO shall routinely review the historical records.
d) Results of investigations and observations by the response force shall also be
maintained at the monitoring station.
e) Records of alarm annunciations shall be retained for two years.
f) Shunting or masking of any zone or sensor shall be logged in the system archives.
g) All maintenance periods shall be archived into the system.
h) An archive shall be maintained for all remote service mode activities.
9. Access Control Systems Records which include:
a) The active assignment of ID badge/card, PIN, level of access, entries, and similar
system-related information
b) Records of personnel removed from the system which shall be retained for two
years from the date of removal.
10. Records of security incidents (violations/infractions) regarding automated systems
shall be retained by the SO for five years from the date of an incident or until
investigations of system violations and incidents have been resolved.
M. Emergency Plan
1. The SO shall create an emergency plan.
2. The emergency plan shall be approved by the AO and maintained on-site for each
accredited SCIF.
3. The emergency plan may be an extension of an overall department, agency, or
installation plan.
4. The emergency plan shall address the following:
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Fire
Natural disaster
Civil unrest
Admittance of emergency personnel into a SCIF
The protection of SCIF occupants and classified information
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 Evacuation requirements
 Emergency destruction
5. Plans shall be reviewed at least annually and updated as necessary.
6. All SCIF occupants shall be familiar with the plans and drills shall be conducted as
circumstances warrant, but at least annually.
7. Where political instability, terrorism, host country attitudes, or criminal activity
suggests the possibility that a SCIF may be overrun, emergency plans shall include
instructions for the secure destruction or removal of SCI under adverse circumstances and
include contingencies for loss of electrical power and non-availability of open spaces for
burning or chemical decomposition of material.
8. Where the risk of hostile actions are significant, SCI holdings and reference materials
shall be maintained at an absolute minimum required for current working purposes. If
reference or other material is needed, it shall be obtained from other activities and
returned or destroyed when no longer needed.
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CLASSIFICATION GUID AN CE
Fixed Facility Checklist
[Insert Org N ame]
[D ate]
[Address]
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SCIF Fixed Facility Checklist
CLASSIFY ACCORD IN G TO FACILITY SPON SOR CLASSIFICATION
GUID AN CE
CHECK Applicable blocks
□ Dom estic
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Overseas N ot
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[ ] Overseas COM
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Pre-construction,
Com plete Sections
as Required by A/ O
Final FFC
Accred itation
Upd ate/ Page
Change
Checklist Contents
Section A:
General information
Section B:
Security-in-D epth
Section C:
SCIF Security
Section D :
D oors
Section E:
Intrusion D etection Systems (ID S)
Section F:
Telecommunication Systems and Equipment Baseline
Section G:
Acoustical Protection
Section H:
Classified D estruction Methods
Section I:
Information Systems/TEMPEST/Technical Security
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List of Attachments
-- TEMPEST Checklist
-- Other Attachments as Required
(Diagrams must be submitted )
Section A: General Information
1.
SCIF D ata
Organization/ Com pany N am e
SCIF Id entification N um ber (if applicable)
Organization subordinate to (if applicable)
Contract N um ber & Expiration Date (if
applicable)
Concept approval Date/ by (if applicable)
Cognizant Security Authority (CSA)
D efense Special Security Communication System Information (if applicable)
DSSCS Message Ad d ress
DSSCS IN FO Ad d ress
If no DSSCS Message Add ress, please provid e
passing instructions
2.
SCIF Location
Street Ad d ress
3.
Build ing N ame/ #
Floor(s)
Suite(s)
Room (s) #
City
Base/ Post
State/ Country
Zip Cod e
Mailing Address (if different from SCIF location)
Street or Post Office Box
City
State
Zip Cod e
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Responsible Security Personnel
PRIMARY
ALTERN ATE
N am e
Com m ercial Phone
DSN Phone
Secure Phone
STE Other Phone
H om e
Secure Fax
Command or Regional Special Security Office/N ame (SSO) (if applicable)
Com m ercial Phone
Other Phone
5.
6.
E-Mail Address of Responsible Security Personnel
Classified
(N etw ork/ System N am e & Level)
Unclassified
(N etw ork/ System N am e)
Other
(N etw ork/ System N am e)
Accreditation D ata (Ref Chapter: 12E)
a. Category/ Com partments of SCI Requested :
1) Ind icate storage requirem ent:
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Open
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Closed
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Continuous Operation
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N one
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Secure Working Area
□
TSWA
2) Ind icate the facility type
□
Perm anent
□
Tem porary
3) Co-Use Agreem ents
□
Yes
□
No
If yes, provid e sponsor:
b. SAP(s) co-located
w ithin SCIF
□
Yes
□
No
If yes, id entify SAP Classification level
(check all that apply)
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SCI
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Top Secret
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c. SCIF Duty H ours
H ours to H ours:
Days Per Week:
d . Total square footage that the SCIF occupies:
e. H as or w ill CSA
requested any
w aivers?
□
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If yes, attach a copy of
approved w aiver
Construction/Modification (Ref: Chapter 3B)
7.
Is construction or
m od ification
com plete?
□
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If no, enter the expected d ate of
com pletion
Was all
construction
com pleted in
accord ance w ith
the CSP?
□
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If not, explain changes.
Inspections (Ref: Chapter 12G)
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Has a TSCM Inspection been performed
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Yes
No
If yes, provide the follow ing
a. TSCM Service com pleted by
On ________________
(A ttach a copy of report)
Were d eficiencies
corrected ?
□
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If no, explain
On ________________
b. Last physical security
inspection by
Were d eficiencies
corrected ?
□
(A ttach a copy of report)
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If no, explain
c. Last Staff Assistance Visit by:
On ________________
(A ttach a copy of report)
8.
REMARKS:
Section B: Security-in-D epth
1.
D escribe building exterior Security (Ref: Chapter 2B)
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a. Is the SCIF located on a m ilitary installation, em bassy
com pound , USG compound or contractor compound w ith
a d ed icated U.S. person response force?
□
Yes
□
No
b. Is the SCIF located in an entire Building
□
Yes
□
No
c. Is the SCIF located on a single floor of Building
□
Yes
□
No
d . Is the SCIF located in a seclud ed area of Build ing
□
Yes
□
No
e. Is the SCIF located on a fenced com pound w ith access
controlled vehicle gate and / or ped estrian gate?
□
Yes
□
No
Fence Type
H eight
Does it surround
the com pound?
H ow is it
controlled?
H ow many gates?
H ours of usage?
H ow are they
controlled w hen
not in use?
1)
Is the Fence
Alarm ed ?
If so, d escribe alarm system s (i.e. – Microw ave)
2) Fence Lighting
3) Build ing Lighting
f. Is there external CCTV
coverage? If so, d escribe
the CCTV system .
(include monitor locations on map)
g. Guard s
□ Yes
□ No
□ Static
□ Roving
 Clearance level of guards (if applicable)
 During w hat hours/ d ays?
Any SCIF d uties?
2.
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, d escribe d uties
D escribe Building Security (Please provide legible general floor plan of the SCIF perimeter)
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Is the SCIF located in a
controlled building
w ith separate access
controls, alarm s,
elevator controls,
stairw ell control, etc.
required to gain access
to build ing or elevator?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, is SCIF
controlled by bld g
ow ners?
If controlled by
SCIF ow ners, is
alarm activation
reported to SCIF
ow ners by
agreem ent?
□ Yes
□ Yes
□ No
□ No
b. Construction Type
c. Wind ow s
d . Doors
e. Describe Bld g
□ Continuous
□ Yes
□ No
If no, d uring w hat hours?
Access Controls

Clearance level of guards (if
Any SCIF d uties? If
yes, d escribe d uties?
applicable)
□ Yes
3.
□ No
D escribe Building Interior Security
Are office areas
ad jacent to the SCIF
controlled and
alarm ed ? If yes,
d escribe adjacent areas
and types of alarm
system s.
4.
During w hat
hours/ d ays?
□ Yes
□ No
Controlled by
SCIF Ow ner?
If controlled by
Bld g ow ner, alarm
activation reported
to SCIF ow ner by
agreem ent?
□ Yes
□ Yes
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What external security attributes and/ or features should the AO consid er before
d eterm ining w hether or not this facility has Security In -Depth? Please
id entify/ explain all factors:
Section C: SCIF Security
1.
How is access to the SCIF controlled (Ref: Chapter 8)
a. By Guard Force
□ Yes
b. Is Guard Force Arm ed ?
□ Yes
c. By assigned personnel?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, d o personnel have visual control
of SCIF entrance d oor?
d . By access control
d evice?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, w hat kind ?
□ No
If yes, w hat is their minim um security
clearance level?
□ No
□ Autom ated access control system
□ N/ A
□ N on-Autom ated
If Non-Automated
1. Is there a by-pass key?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
 If yes, how is the by-pass key protected ?
2. Manufacturer:
Mod el:
(A ttach sheet if additional space is required for this information)
If Automated
1. Is there a by-pass key?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
 If yes, how is the by-pass key protected ?
2. Manufacturer:
Mod el:
(A ttach sheet if additional space is required for this information)
3. Are access control
transmission lines
protected by 128-bit
encryption/ FIBS 140?
□ Yes
□ No
If no, explain the physical protection
provid ed .
4. Is autom ated access control system located w ithin a SCIF or an
alarm ed area controlled at the SECRET level?
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2.
3.
5. Is the access control system encod ed and is ID d ata and PIN s
restricted to SCI-ind octrinated personnel?
□ Yes
□ No
6. Does external access control outsid e SCIF have tam per
protection?
□ Yes
□ No
7. Is the access control device integrated w ith IDS
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
8. Is the access control device integrated w ith a
LAN / WAN System ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
D oes the SCIF have w indow s? (Ref: Chapter 3F)
a. Are they acoustically
protected ?
□
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If yes, how ? Please explain
b. Are they secured
against forced entry?
□
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If yes, how ? Please explain
c. Are they protected
against visual
surveillance?
□
Yes
□
No
□
N/ A
If yes, how ? Please explain
D o ventilation ducts penetrate the SCIF perimeter? (Ref:
Chapter 3G)
□ Yes
□ No
(Indicate all duct penetrations and their size on a separate floor plan as an attachment)
a. Any d ucts over 96 square inches that penetrate perim eter w alls?
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, how are they protected ?
□ IDS (Describe in
Section E)
□ Bars/ Grills/ Metal
Baffles
□ Other, please explain
 Describe Protection:
b. Inspection ports?
 If yes, are they w ithin the
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
SCIF?
 If no, are they secured ?
□ Yes
c. Do all ventilation d ucts
penetrating the perimeter
m eet acoustical requirem ents?
□ Yes
□ No
Please explain
□ No
(NO TE: A ll ducts and vents, regardless of size may require acoustical protection)
 If yes, how are they protected ?
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□ Metal Baffles
□ N oise Generator
□ Z-Duct
□ Other (Describe)
D escribe the method of ventilation and duct w ork protection (if applicable)
4.
Construction (Ref: Chapter 3B)
a. Describe Perimeter Wall Construction:
b. True ceiling (m aterial and thickness)?
□ Yes
□ No
c. False ceiling?
□ Yes
□ No
d . True floor (m aterial and thickness)?
□ Yes
□ No
e. False floor?
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, w hat is the type of ceiling m aterial?
 What is the d istance betw een false and true
ceiling?
 If yes, w hat is the type of false flooring?
 What is the d istance betw een false and true
floor?
5.
REMARKS:
Section D : D oors
1.
D escribe SCIF primary entrance door construction (indicate on floor plan) (Ref:
Chapter 3E)
a. Does the d oor and d oorfram e m eet sound attenuation
requirem ents?
 If no, have acoustical counterm easures been em ployed ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
b. Describe SCIF perim eter d oors to includ e thickness and type of d oor.
c. Is an autom atic d oor closer
installed ?
□ Yes
□ No
If no, please explain
d . Is a d oor sw eep/ threshold s
installed ?
□ Yes
□ No
If no, please explain
e. Is an acoustical/ astragal strip
□ Yes
□ No
If no, please explain
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installed ?
2.
D escribe number and type of doors used for SCIF emergency exits and other
perimeter doors including day access (show on floor plan)
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
b. H as exterior hardw are been rem oved ?
□ Yes
□ No
c. H as local enunciator been installed ?
□ Yes
□ No
a. Do the d oors and d oorfram es m eet sound attenuation
requirem ents?
 If no, have acoustical counterm easures been em ployed ?
 Describe how the d oor hinges exterior to the SCIF are secured against
rem oval (if in an uncontrolled area).
3.
Locking D evices
a. Is the prim ary entrance d oor equipped w ith a GSA -approved
ped estrian d oor d eadbolt m eeting Fed eral Specification
FF-L-2890 includ ing lock m eeting FF-L-2740A
□ Yes
□ No
b. List combination lock m anufacturer, m od el num ber and group rating
Manufacturer:
Mod el N um ber:
c. Does the entrance d oor stand open into an uncontrolled area?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, please d escribe tam per protection.
d . Emergency exits and other perim eter d oors: Describe (locks, m etal strip/ bar,
d ead bolts, local annunciation, and panic hardw are).
e. Where is the lock combination(s) filed ? (Please id entify the SCIF AO and SCIF
ID#)
4.
REMARKS:
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Section E: Intrusion D etection Systems
1.
General ID S D escription (Ref: Chapter 7A)
a. H as the IDS configuration been approved by the AO?
b. Id entity of IDS installer:
□ Yes
□ No
Id entity of IDS m onitoring firm :
c. Prem ise Control Unit (PCU)
Manufacturer
Mod el N um ber
d . Is the PCU located insid e the
SCIF perim eter (indicated on
floor plan)?
□ Yes
Tam per Protection
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
If no, please explain
e. Location of interior motion d etection
protection
 Accessible points of entry/ perim eter?
□ Yes
□ No
 Any others? Specify
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
f. H as the IDS alarm m onitor station been installed to Und erw riters
Laboratories certified stand ard s?
Contractor facility submit copy of Certificate
g. H as the IDS passed AO or UL 2050 installation and acceptance
tests?
 If yes, attach a copy of certificate (N on -com mercial proprietary system m ust
answ er all questions)
h. H igh Security Sw itches Type I
□ Yes
□ No
i. H igh Security Sw itches Type II
□ Yes
□ No
j. Motion sensor (indicate sensor placem ent on a legible floor plan; 8 ½ x 11” or
11” x 17” paper)
k. Are any other intrusion d etection equipm ent sensors/ d etectors in
use?
□ Yes
□ No
 Please id entify m ake, m od el and manufacturer and function (ind icate on floor
plan)
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Make
Mod el
Manufacturer
Function
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
q. What is the m ethod of line security? N ational Institute of
Stand ard s and Technology (N IST) FIBS AES encryption?
□ Yes
□ No
1) If yes, has the encryption been certified by N IST or another
independ ent testing laboratory?
□ Yes
□ No
2) If not N IST stand ard , is there an alternate?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
l.
Does the IDS extend beyond the SCIF perim eter?
m . Can the status of PCU be changed from outsid e IDS protection?
 If yes, is an aud it cond ucted d aily?
n. Do any intrusion d etection equipm ent com ponents have aud io or
vid eo capabilities?
 If yes, please explain.
o. PCU Ad ministrator SCI ind octrinated ?
p. External Transm ission Line Security:
3) If yes, please explain
4) Does the alternate line utilize any cellular or other Rad io
Frequency (RF) capability?
Manufacturer
Mod el N um ber
r. Does any part of the IDS use local or w id e area netw ork
(LAN / WAN )?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
1) Is the host com puter d ed icated solely for security
purposes?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
2) Is the host com puter secured w ithin an alarm ed area
controlled at the SECRET or higher level?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
3) Is the host com puter protected through firew alls or
sim ilar d evices?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
4) Is the passw ord for the host com puter unique for each
user and at least 8-characters long consisting of alpha,
num eric, and special characters?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
5) Is the passw ord changed sem i-annually?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
6) Are rem ote security term inals protected the sam e as the
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
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host com puter?
 If no, please explain:
2.
Is emergency pow er available for the ID S?
□ Yes
Generator?
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, how many hours?
Battery?
 If yes, how many hours?
3.
Where is the ID S alarm monitor station located?
4.
D oes the monitor station have any remote capabilities
(i.e., resetting alarms, issuing PIN s, accessing/securing
alarms, etc.?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
 If yes, please explain:
5.
D oes the ID S have any automatic features (i.e., timed
auto-secure, auto-access capabilities?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
6.
D oes the PCU/keypad have dial out capabilities?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
7.
ID S response personnel
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
a. Who provid es initial alarm response?
□ Yes
□ No
c. Do you have a w ritten agreem ent w ith external response force?
□ Yes
□ No
d . Emergency proced ures d ocum ented ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
g. H as a catastrophic failure plan been approved by the CSA?
□ Yes
□ No
8.
D oes the ID S undergo semiannual testing?
□ Yes
□ No
9.
Have ID S records been maintained?
□ Yes
□ No
b. Does the response force have a security clearance?
 If yes, w hat is the clearance level?
e. Response to alarm cond ition:
______ Minutes
f. Are response proced ures tested and record s maintained?
 If no, please explain:
 If no, please explain:
10.
REMARKS:
Section F: Telecommunication Systems and Equipment Baseline
1.
Is the facility declared a “N o Classified D iscussion Area”? (Ref:
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□ Yes
□ No
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Chapter 11A)
 If yes, then the aud io protection questions w ithin this section m ay be
id entified as N / A
 If the facility is d eclared a “N o Classified
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Discussion Area”, are w arning notices posted
prom inently w ithin the facility?
2.
D oes the facility have any unclassified telephones that are
connected to the commercial public sw itch telephone netw ork
(PSTN )?
□ Yes
□ No
 What is the m ethod of on -hook protection?
1) CN SSI 5006 (TSG-6) approved telephone or instrum ent
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
(Please identify all telephone equipment/stations and/or instruments being used either below
or as an attachment)
Manufacturer
Mod el N um ber
TSG N um ber (if applicable)
2) CN SSI 5006 (TSG-6) approved d isconnect device?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
a. Line d isconnect?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
b. Ringer protection?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Manufacturer
Mod el N um ber
3) CN SSI 5002 (TSG-2) configured com puterized
telephone system (CTS)?
TSG N um ber (if applicable)
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
a. If yes, please provid e the follow ing inform ation about the CTS
Manufacturer
Mod el
b. If yes, please provid e specific location of the CTS
c. H ow is the facility protecting the CTS physically controlled?
d . If yes, w hat is the clearance level (if any) of facility or area w here the sw itch is
located and how is area controlled ?
e. H ow are all cables, signal lines and interm ed iate w riting fram es betw een the SCIF
telephones and the CTS physically protected w ithin a physically controlled space?
f. Are all program m edia, such as tapes and / or disks, from the CTS
afford ed physical protection from unauthorized alterations?
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g. Is an up -to-d ate m aster copy of the CTS softw are program
m aintained for confirm ation and/ or reload ing of the operating
system ?
□ Yes
□ No
h. Does the CTS have the capability to force or hold a telephone
station off-hook?
□ Yes
□ No
i. Does the CTS use remote m aintenance and diagnostic proced ures
or other rem ote access features?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, explain maintenance proced ures
j. Do the CTS installers and program m ers have security clearances?
 If yes, at w hat access level (m inim um established by AO)
 If no, are escorts provid ed ?
4) Is it a Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone
system (IPS) (Ref CN SSI 5000)?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
a. If yes, please provide the follow ing inform ation about the IPS
Manufacturer
Mod el N um ber
b. Do all unclassified telephones w ithin the facility have a
hold , m ute and/ or push -to-talk [hand set] capability,
(for off-hook aud io protection)?
IPS Location
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
 If no, please explain?
c. Is access to the facility housing the IPS physically controlled ?
□ Yes
□ No
d . If yes, w hat is the clearance level (if any) of facility or area w here the sw itch is
located and how is the area controlled ?
□ Yes
□ No
f. Are all program m ed ia, such as tapes and / or disks, from the IPS
afford ed physical protection from unauthorized alterations?
□ Yes
□ No
g. Is an up-to-d ate m aster copy of the IPS softw are program
m aintained for confirm ation and/ or reload ing of the operating
system ?
□ Yes
□ No
h. Does the IPS have the capability to force or hold a telephone
station off-hook?
□ Yes
□ No
e. Are all cables, signal lines and interm ed iate w iring fram es
betw een the SCIF telephones and the IPS physically protected or
contained w ithin a physically controlled space?
 If no, please explain?
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i. Does the IPS use remote m aintenance and diagnostic proced ures
or other rem ote access features?
□ Yes
□ No
j. Do the IPS installers and program m ers have security clearances?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
 Voicem ail/ unified message service?
□ Yes
□ No
 Stand alone telephone answ ering d evice (TAD)?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, at w hat access level (m inim um established by AO)?
 If no, are escorts provid ed ?
3.
Automatic telephone call answ ering
a. Are there any autom atic call answ ering devices for the telephones
in the SCIF?
1) If yes, please id entify the type
2) Provid e m anufacturer and m od el num ber of the equipm ent
Manufacturer
Mod el
a. Are speakerphones/ m icrophones enabled?
 If yes, has the rem ote room m onitoring capability been
d isabled?
 H as this been approved for use by the AO?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Provid e d etailed configuration proced ures
 If applicable, is the voice m ail or unified messaging services
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
configured to prevent unauthorized access from rem ote
d iagnostic ports or internal dial tone?
4.
Are any multi-function office machines (M-FOMs) used w ithin the
SCIF (M-FOMs are electronic equipment that can be used at
netw ork or standalone printers, facsimiles, and copiers)?
a. If yes, please id entify the d evice to includ e (Please id entify all M-FOM devices in
use, either below or as an attachm ent) – Includ e a m anufacture Volatile statem ent
for each M-FOM.
Make
Mod el
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b. If yes, please id entify all features and inform ation processing level of each M -FOM
1) Copier?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
 If yes, level(s) of inform ation
2) Facsim ile?
 If yes, level(s) of inform ation
3) Printer? (connected to a standalone com puter or
netw ork)
 If yes, please explain and id entify the system (s) and the level(s) of inform ation
□ Yes
c. Does the M-FOM have m em ory storage capability?
If yes, w hat kind ?
□ Volatile (inform ation in
m em ory clears/ erases
w hen pow ered off)
□ No
□ N/ A
□ N on-volatile
(inform ation in
m em ory that rem ains
w hen pow ered off)
d . Does the M-FOM have a d igital hard d rive?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
e. H ave m aintenance and d isposition proced ures been
established ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
f. Does the M-FOM have voice transm ission capability
and/ or a telephone hand set?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
 If yes, how is this feature protected ? Please d escribe
5.
Are there any video teleconference (VTC) systems installed?
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, w hat level(s) of inform ation is the VTC system processing?
Which room(s) contain VTC system s?
6.
Are there any commercial television receivers installed?
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, provid e a separate annotated floor plan of the com m ercial television
system
7.
D oes the SCIF have any automated environmental infrastructure
systems?
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, d escribe w hat counterm easures have been taken to provide against
m alicious activity, intrusion, and exploitation. (Exam ple: prem ise
m anagem ent system s, environm ental control system s, lighting and pow er
control units, uninterrupted pow er sources)
8.
REMARKS:
Section G: Acoustical Protection
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1.
□ Yes
D o all areas of the SCIF meet AO required acoustical protection
standards”? (Ref: Chapter 9A)
□ No
 If no, d escribe ad d itional m easures taken to provid e conform ing acoustical
protection (e.g., ad d ed sound insulation, d oor and w ind ow s coverings, no
d iscussion areas, sound m asking, etc.)
2.
□ Yes
Are there any amplified audio systems used for classified
information? (Example VTC, PA systems, etc.)
 If yes, are the w alls/ ceilings/ floor of the room
□ Yes
□ No
□ No
□ N/ A
w here the am plified audio system resid es
acoustically treated to meet a Sound Group 4 or
STC 50?
3.
Is there a public address or music system entirely contained
w ithin the SCIF?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
 If yes, provid e a separate annotated floor plan for each system
4.
Is the SCIF equipped w ith a public address, emergency/fire
announcement or music system originating outside the SCIF?
Section H: Classified D estruction Methods
1.
D estruction methods? (Ref: Chapter 12M)
a. Describe the m ethod and equipm ent used for destruction of classified / sensitive
m aterial (if m ore than one m ethod or d evice, use Rem arks to d escribe). List all
m anufacturer and mod els
Method
Device Manufacturer
Mod el
□ Yes
b. Is a second ary m ethod of d estruction available?
□ No
c. Describe the location of d estruction site(s) in relation to the secure facility
d . Describe method or proced ure used for hand ling non -soluble classified/ sensitive
m aterial at this facility
e. Do you have a w ritten Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
approved by AO (if required )?
2.
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
REMARKS:
Section I: IN FOSEC/TEMPEST/Technical Security
1.
D oes the facility electronically process classified information?
(Ref: Chapter 13)
 If yes, com plete TEMPEST CH ECKLIST FOR SCIF Form
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□ Yes
□ No
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CLASSIFY ACCORD IN G TO FACILITY SPON SOR
CLASSIFICATION GUID AN CE
TEMPEST Checklist
[Insert Org N ame]
[D ate]
[Address]
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TEMPEST CHECKLIST
(Classified when filled in)
DATE: _____________
(Select the appropriate block)
SECTION A - SCIF Identification Data
1. SCIF Data:
Organization/Company Name:_______________
Organization subordinate to: ________________
Office E-mail address: ______________(C) _________________ (U)
2. SCIF Location:
Street Address:____________________
Bldg. Name/Number: _______________Floor(s): __________
Room No(s).:________________
City: __________State/Country:___________ Zip Code:___________
Military Base/Installation Name:
GPS Coordinates:
__________________
3. Primary SCIF Point(s) of Contact:
Name(s):___________
DSN/Commercial Telephone:__________
Secure Telephone:______________
Secure Fax No:_________________
Unclassified Fax No:______________
Secure E-mail Address:_____________
Unclassified E-mail Address:_________________
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4. Alternate SCIF Point(s) of Contact:
Name(s):_____________
DSN/Commercial Telephone:_______________
Secure Telephone:________________
Secure Fax No:_____________
Unclassified Fax No:_______________
Secure E-mail Address:___________
Unclassified E-mail Address:__________
SECTION B - SCIF Equipment/Systems
1. Signal Lines and Signal Distribution Systems:
a. Are there any Signal Lines/Signal Distribution systems that exit the SCIF?
{ } Yes
{ } No (skip to 2)
b. If Yes, what type of lines exit the SCIF? If yes, give a diagram identifying the location and
line types. Clearly identify any usage of a Protected Distribution System.
{
} Fiber Optic (Skip to 2.) { } Coaxial
{
}Copper Wires
c. If they are Coaxial or Copper wires, is there any kind of Filter or Isolation device installed on
them?
{ } YES {
}
NO (Skip to e.)
d. If Yes, what type of device is used in the system? If needed, use additional sheets.
Make __________ Model # ________
Location _________
Make ___________ Model # _________
Location _________
Make ____________ Model # ___________
Location ________
e. If No, describe each Signal Lines/Signal Distribution Systems. Detail where it goes, what it
connects to outside the SCIF, the composition of line, the number of lines, etc. If needed, use
additional sheets.
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______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Submit floor plans of the SCIF that show the location, routing and identity of all signal lines and
signal distribution systems within the SCIF. Identify them as BLACK or RED and include all
telephone lines, signal lines, alarm lines, etc. If applicable, indicate where they leave the SCIF
area and show the locations of all filters, Isolators and amplifiers
2. Power Lines and Power Distribution Systems:
a. Are there any Power Lines/Power Distribution Systems that exit the SCIF?
{ } YES { } NO (Skip to 3.)
If yes, provide a diagram showing where it exits the
SCIF.
b. Describe each Power Lines/Power Distribution Systems. Detail where it leaves the SCIF, what
it connects to outside the SCIF, does the power come from a Host Nation source, does the power
come from a US controlled generator, describe the material composition of the line, the number
of lines, voltages involved, etc. If needed, use additional sheets.
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Submit floor plans of the SCIF showing the location, routing and identity of all power lines and
power distribution systems within the SCIF. Identify them as BLACK or RED. If applicable,
indicate where they leave the SCIF area and show the locations of all filters, Isolators and
amplifiers.
3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems; Water Pipes; Gas Pipes,
Sprinkler Systems, etc.:
a. Describe each HVAC Systems or pipe. Please explain in detail: path, connections in/outside
of the SCIF, composition of the vent or pipe, size, accessibility, etc. Provide a diagram
indicating their exits from the SCIF. If there are any grounding mitigations, please indicate on
the diagram. Are wave guides installed? If needed, use additional sheets.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
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Submit floor plans of the SCIF showing the location, routing and identity of all HVAC systems
and pipes within the SCIF. If applicable, indicate where they leave the SCI area and show the
locations of all isolators and non-conductive breaks.
4. Radio Transmission/Reception Device:
a. Are there any Radio Transmitters or Receivers located in the SCIF or within three meters of
the SCIF‟s perimeter wall?
{ } YES (Go to Device #1.)
{ } NO (Skip to 5.)
Device #1:
a. Type of equipment
Make
Model number
________________
____________
________________
b. List how many hours the equipment is used? Hours per: day____ week____ month_____
c. Prior to encryption, what is the highest classification level of the information transmitted?
{ } SCI { } TOP SECRET { } SECRET {
UNCLASSIFIED
} CONFIDENTIAL
{ }
d. List the room number(s) where the equipment is located: ________________
e. List the distance between the radio transmission/reception device and the nearest RED
equipment or crypto gear ___________
f. Is the power for the radio transmission/reception equipment isolated from the power for the
RED processing equipment?
{ } YES { } NO (Skip to h.)
g. If Yes, how are they isolated?
{ } Separate power circuit (Skip to 5.)
2d.)
{ } Power line filters (Should be annotated in
h. If No, describe each transmitter power source. Please explain in detail: path, connections
in/outside of the SCIF, composition of the line, voltage, size/gauge, accessibility, etc. If needed,
use additional sheets.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
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For Additional Devices (use additional sheets)
Submit floor plans of the SCIF showing the transmitter locations, signal and power line routing
and the identity of all system components installed within the SCIF. If applicable, indicate where
they leave the SCI area, where the antenna is and show the locations of all Isolators and filters.
5. Multilevel Systems:
a. Are there any multi-level systems (e,g, equipment that processes different classification levels)
located in the SCIF or within one meter of the SCIF‟s perimeter wall?
{ } YES { } NO (Skip to 6) If so, describe the level in detail.
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
6. Telecommunications Systems:
a. What kind of telecommunications systems are in the SCIF? (VoIP, DSM) Please describe.
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
7. Existing TEMPEST Countermeasures:
a. List any existing TEMPEST countermeasures such as shielded enclosures, supplemental
shielding, filters (power, signal, telephone, etc...), and non-conductive sections in metallic
distribution systems (pipes, a/c ducts, etc...).
___________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
b. Describe construction method and materials used in:
Perimeter wall:
__________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
Floor:
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___________________________________________________________________________
Ceiling:
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
c. Does the SCIF perimeter have windows?
{ } YES (Answer below.)
{ } NO (Go to SECTION C.)
List quantity, size, and any countermeasures used and pertinent information about your windows.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
SECTION C - Information Processing
Volume of Information Processed- Describe the percentage and volume of information processed
at the UNCLASSIFIED, SENSITIVE, CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, and TOP SECRET levels.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
SECTION D - Maps/Diagrams
Submit these drawings even if you submitted them with your FFC for physical security
accreditation. The FFC is routed to different sections and are considered separate actions. Soft
copies are preferred and while most formats are acceptable, Power Point is recommended.
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1. External: (Please indicate on all external maps a compass heading that displays North at a
minimum.)
a. Submit scale drawings or maps of the location of your SCIF‟s building within the
base/post/compound/city in which it is located.
b. If you are on a military base/post, a government controlled facility/area or a
compound/campus that is solely controlled by your company with a 24 hour guard force, indicate
the distance between the building and the closest boundary of the compound in meters. Also
indicate the distance in meters to the boundaries in each cardinal direction (i.e. East, West, North
and South). Submit scale drawings or maps of the location of the
post/base/facility/area/campus/compound in relationship to the nearest city.
c. If you are not in a controlled area, show on the map/drawings the distances in meters from the
SCIF perimeter to the closest limit of SCIF‟s inspect able space boundary (those areas where the
U.S. government or your company does not have the legal authority to identify and/or remove a
TEMPEST exploitation or where it would be impractical to conduct a TEMPEST attack).
d. Show the locations of any areas within 100 meters of the SCIF which are occupied by Foreign
Nationals or controlled by Foreign Entitles/Companies that are not readily accessible by SCIF
personnel identify the occupants and their distance in meters from the SCIF perimeter.
2. Internal:
Submit scale drawings or maps of the location of your SCIF within the building or facility that it
resides. Provide floor plans of the SCIF itself and provide the following:
a.
Location and identify by manufacture, model, type, and level of classification of any
equipment that is electronically processes unencrypted National Security Information (NSI). For
large facilities, this list can be placed on a separate spread sheet and numbers/symbols can be
used in the drawing.
b.
Location of all Signal Line Distribution Systems, telephone instruments, line and power
filters and/or isolators, signal ground points, etc...
c.
Routing and identity of lines, cables and other metallic conductors which leave the SCI
area, including telephone, power, signal, alarm lines, pipes, air ducts, etc...
d.
If the SCIF is located in a Multi-story building NOT entirely controlled by the US
government, submit a floor plan of the entire floor and identify the occupants of the other spaces.
In addition, provide the names of the occupants on the floors above and below and, if possible,
identify any foreign nationals. GSA facilities are not exempt from the above requirement.
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e.
Indicate whether the SCIF shares a common wall with any non-government
organizations. If so, list them and show their locations on the diagram and maps.
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□
Re-approval
□
Mod ified Facility
□
Pre-construction
□
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Section A:
General information
Section B:
Compartmented Area Security
Section C:
Compartmented Area Type D escriptions
List of Attachments
(Diagrams must be submitted on 8 ½” x 11” or 11” x 17” format)
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Section A: General Information
1.
SCIF Information
Organization/ Com p any N am e
SCIF Id entification N u m ber (if applicable)
Organization su bord inate to (if applicable)
Cognizant Secu rity Au thority (CSA)
D efense Special Security Communication System Information (if applicable)
DSSCS Message Ad d ress
DSSCS IN FO Ad d ress
If no DSSCS Message Ad d ress, p lease
p rovid e p assing instru ctions
b. Existing SCIF Accreditation Information
□ Op en
□ Closed
□ IT
Storage
Storage
Processing
□ Discu ssions
□ Continu ou s
□ Fixed
□ SWA
□ TSWA
□ Other
Op eration
2) Accred itation granted by:
on:
□
c. If automated information system (AIS) is used, has an accreditation
been granted?
Yes
□
No
If yes, id entify com p artm ent classification level (check all that ap p ly)
□
SCI
□
□
Top Secret
Secret
□
Confid ential
d . SCIF d u ty hou rs: ___________ (hou rs to hou rs), ___________ d ays p er w eek.
e. Total squ are footage that the SCIF occu p ies:
f. Any w aivers?
2.
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Location of Proposed Compartmented Area
Street Ad d ress
Bu ild ing N am e/ #
Floor(s)
Su ite(s)
Room (s) #
City
Base/ Post
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If yes, attach a cop y of ap p roved
w aiver
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State/ Cou ntry
Zip Cod e
Contract N umber:
Contract nu m ber and exp iration d ate (if
Expiration Date:
applicable
3.
Mailing Address (if different from SCIF location)
Street or Post Office Box
City
4.
State
Zip Cod e
Requestor Contact Information
N am e
Phone
Op en:
E-Mail
Unclass:
Classified :
Ad d itional
E-m ail
5.
Responsible Security Personnel
PRIMARY
ALTERN ATE
N am e
Com m ercial
Telep hone
DSN
Telep hone
Secu re
Telep hone
STE Telep hone
Other
Telep hone
H om e
Telep hone
Facsim ile
Classified :
Unclassified :
Com m and or Regional Sp ecial Secu rity Office/ nam e (SSO): (if applicable)
Com m ercial
Telep hone
Other
Telep hone
Inform ation
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System Secu rity
Officer
Com m ercial
Telep hone
Secu re
Telep hone
6.
Compartmented Area Information
a. Compartmented area accreditation level desired:
1) Ind icate CA requ irem ents
□ Op en Storage
□ Closed Storage □ IT
□ Discu ssions □ Continu ou s
Processing
Op eration
2) Ind icate the CA Typ e Requ ested (See Section C)
□ Typ e 1
□ Typ e 3
□ Typ e 2
Section B: Compartmented Area Security
1.
2.
Are all equ ip m ent
(com p u ters, cop iers,
p rinters, scanners, fax, etc.)
u sed to p rocess
com p artm ented
inform ation ap p roved to
p rocess com p artm ented
p rogram inform ation or a
system secu rity p lan (SSP)
su bm itted for ap p roval to
the ap p rop riate
inform ation system
au thorizing official?
□ Yes □ N o
Provid e a cop y of the ap p roval
d ocu m entation or a cop y of the SSP
su bm itted .
Workstations in a cubicle or office configuration – Type 1:
Is the CA in a cu bicle or
other op en environm ent?
□ Yes □ N o
Is the w orkstation in a
closable office?
□ Yes □ N o
If the office is closable, is
there an access control
d evice?
□ Yes □ N o
If yes, p lease p rovid e m anu factu rer and
m od el
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Are d isp lay screens
p ositioned to avoid
“shou ld er-su rfing”?
□ Yes □ N o
Are p olarized p rivacy
screens installed ?
□ Yes □ N o
Is p rinting of CA m aterial
requ ired ?
□ Yes □ N o
If yes, exp lain p rinter location, connectivity
and p roced u res to retrieve p rinted m aterial.
Is scanning/ cop ying of CA
m aterial requ ired ?
□ Yes □ N o
If yes, exp lain cop ier/ scanner location,
connectivity and p roced u res to p rotect CA
m aterial.
Is storage of CA m aterial
requ ired w ithin the CA?
□ Yes □ N o
If yes, d o only ind ivid u als briefed to the CA
p rogram have access to the GSA ap p roved
storage container? □ Yes □ N o
Describe p roced u res to secu re the w orkstation w hen the ind ivid u al leaves the CA (for any
length of tim e).
Describe p roced u res to secu re the CA at the end of d ay.
3.
CAs w ith a requirement for discussions of compartmented information – Type 2:
Are all ind ivid u als w ithin
the CA briefed to the
com p artm ent?
□ Yes □ N o
If N o, d escribe p roced u res to p revent
inad vertent d isclosu re of com p artm ented
inform ation.
Is the CA constru cted to
m eet ICS 705-1 acou stic
stand ard s?
□ Yes □ N o
If Yes, d escribe acou stic p rotection m ethod
u sed .
Is secu re teleconferencing
equ ip m ent to be u sed ?
□ Yes □ N o
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Describe the p roced u res for controlling access d u ring p rogram d iscu ssions and control of
m eeting m aterial u sed (if ap p licable) d u ring and after the d iscu ssions.
4.
CAs w ith a requirement for strict accountability of compartmented information – Type 3:
Are all p ersonnel w ho
have u nescorted access to
the CA briefed to the
com p artm ented p rogram ?
□ Yes □ N o
Does the CA m eet ICS 7051 stand ard for acou stic
p rotection? (if applicable)
□ Yes □ N o
Are storage containers
GSA ap p roved ?
□ Yes □ N o
Are all equ ip m ent
(com p u ters, cop iers,
p rinters, scanners, fax, etc.)
u sed to p rocess
com p artm ented
inform ation ap p roved or a
system secu rity p lan (SSP)
su bm itted for ap p roval?
□ Yes □ N o
If Yes, d escribe acou stic p rotection m ethod
u sed .
5.
Describe the p roced u res for controlling access d u ring p rogram d iscu ssions and control of
m eeting m aterial u sed (if ap p licable) d u ring and after the d iscu ssions. In ad d ition, inclu d e
any rem arks to assist in the ap p roval p rocess.
6.
Additional security measures (locks, alarms, dedicated reading rooms, etc.) are considers
w aivers (above) to the standards and require approval of the IC Element Head. Identify
any additional security requirements requested:
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Section C: Compartmented Area Type D escriptions
1.
Com p artm ented Area Typ es:
a. Type I: A workstation environment that is used to view and process
compartmented information.
Type I comprises open bays, open spaces, or a set of rooms with multiple
cubicles in an accredited SCIF where compartmented information may be
securely viewed and/or processed, i.e., via an approved computer
workstation by authorized personnel. Workstations in these environments
may include computers with single or multiple monitors. Polarized privacy
screens may be used on a computer monitor to prevent persons other than the
authorized user to view the material, i.e., shoulder surfing, or when a monitor
faces a primary door or common work area. In addition to processing
compartmented information on approved computer workstations, Type I CAs
may include the use of printers, copiers, and scanners with prior approval.
2.
b. Type II: An area where discussions of compartmented information may
take place. If so equipped and approved, compartmented information may
also be viewed and processed.
This CA comprises a room, e.g., office or conference room, inside an
accredited SCIF where compartmented discussions may be held by
authorized personnel. All Type II CAs must meet existing sound
transmission class (STC) requirements per ICS 705-1 to ensure that the room
or office retains sound within its perimeter. In addition to compartmented
discussions, Type II CAs may be used for secure video teleconferencing
(SVTC) and related communication conferencing and the use of secure
telephones for compartmented discussions. The use of printers, scanners,
and copiers, and the secure transfer of data to approved removable media or
and the use of secure facsimile machines require prior approval.
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c. Type III: A restricted discussion area used for viewing, processing, printing,
copying, storage and control of accountable compartmented information.
This CA is intended for storing and retaining compartmented information
when accountability and strict control of compartmented program
information is required. This includes, but is not limited to: notes, briefs,
slides, electronic presentations, analytic papers, removable hard drives, field
packs, thumb drives, laptops, personal electronic devices (PEDs) or handheld devices that store compartmented information. In addition to the
storage of compartmented material in a GSA-approved container, Type III
CAs may be used for processing compartmented information on approved
computer workstations; the use of printers, scanners, and copiers; the secure
transfer of data to approved removable media; the use of secure facsimile
machines; and the use of secure telephone equipment (STE) for
compartmented discussions. All personnel residing within or who have
unfettered access to a Type III CA must be formally briefed into all
compartments that reside within the Type III CA. Visitors are permitted
within Type III areas only when all compartmented information (for which
the visitor is not briefed) is stored within containers, out of sight, and while
the visitor is under constant observation by a fully briefed person.
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□
Re- Accreditation
□
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□
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□
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Section A:
General information
Section B:
Physical Security
Section C:
Intrusion D etection Systems (ID S)
Section D :
Telecommunication Systems and Equipment Baseline
Section E:
Classified D estruction Methods
Section F:
TEMPEST/Technical Security
List of Attachments
(Diagrams must be submitted on 8 ½” x 11” or 11” x 17” format)
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Section A: General Information
1.
SCIF D ata
a.
Organization/ Com p any N am e
b.
N am e of Ship and H u ll nu m ber
c.
H om e Port
d . SCIF ID N u m ber
e.
Contract N u m ber and Exp iration
Date (if applicable)
f.
Concep t Ap p roval Date
g.
Cognizant Secu rity Au thority (CSA)
D efense Special Security Communication System Information (if applicable)
h. DSSCS Message Ad d ress
DSSCS IN FO Ad d ress
If no DSSCS Message Ad d ress, p lease
p rovid e p assing instru ctions
i.
2.
Location of Com p artm ents
Complete Mailing Address
Street Ad d ress
3.
4.
Bu ild ing N am e/ #
Floor(s)
Su ite(s)
Room (s) #
City
Base/ Post
State/ Cou ntry
Zip Cod e
E-Mail Addresses
Classified
(N etw ork/ System N am e & Level)
Unclassified
(N etw ork/ System N am e)
Other
(N etw ork/ System N am e)
Ad d itional
Ad d ress
(N etw ork/ System N am e)
Responsible Security Personnel
PRIMARY
ALTERN ATE
N am e
Com m ercial
Telep hone
DSN
Telep hone
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Secu re
Telep hone
/ STE
Telep hone
Other
Telep hone
H om e
(opt ional)
Facsim ile N u m ber:
Classified
Unclassified
Command or Regional Special Security Office/N ame (SSO) (if applicable)
PRIMARY
ALTERN ATE
Com m ercial
Telep hone
Other
Telep hone
Information System Security Officer N ame
PRIMARY
ALTERN ATE
Com m ercial
Telep hone
Secu re
Telep hone
5.
Accreditation D ata
a. Category/Compartments of SCI Requested:
1) Ind icate storage requ irem ent:
□ Op en
□ Closed
□ Continu ou s Op eration
□ N one
2) Ind icate the facility typ e
□ Perm anent
□ Tem p orary Secu re Working
□ Secu re Working Area
□
Tactical
Area
b. Existing Accreditation Information (if applicable)
1) SCIF accesses requ ired
2) Accred itation granted by:
On:
3) Waivers:
4) Co-Use Agreem ents
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, p rovid e sp onsor/ com p artm ent:
c. SAP(s) co-located
w ithin SCIF
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, id entify SAP Classification level (check
all that ap p ly)
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□ SCI
□ Top Secret
□ Secret
d . SCIF d u ty hou rs
□ Confid ential
(hou rs to hou rs)
d ays p er w eek
e. Total squ are footage that the SCIF occu p ies
□ Yes
f. H as CSA requ ested
any w aivers?
6.
□ N/ A
If yes, attach a cop y of the ap p roved
w aiver
□ No
□ N/ A
If no, enter the exp ected d ate of
com p letion
Construction/Modification
□ Yes
Is constru ction or
m od ification com p lete?
7.
□ No
Inspections
a. TSCM Service com p leted by
On ______________
(A ttach a copy of report)
□ Yes
b. Were d eficiencies
corrected ?
□
□ N/ A
If no, exp lain
No
c. Last p hysical secu rity
insp ection by
Were d eficiencies
corrected ?
8.
On ______________
(A ttach a copy of report)
□ Yes
□
□ N/ A
If no, exp lain
No
Remarks
Section B: Physical Security
1.
D ecks, bulkheads and overhead construction
Are the d ecks, bu lkhead s and overhead constru cted of alu m inu m p late
or stand ard s ship board m aterial tru e floor to ceiling?
2.
□ Yes
□ No
Security In-D epth
What external secu rity attribu tes and / or featu res shou ld the CSA consid er before
d eterm ining w hether or not this facility has Secu rity In -Dep th? Please identify/explain all
factors:
3.
Access Controls: How is access to the SCIF controlled?
□ No
If yes, w hat is their m inim u m secu rity clearance
level?
b. Is Gu ard Force Arm ed ?
□ Yes
□ No
c. By assigned p ersonnel
□ Yes
□ Yes
□ No
a. By Gu ard Force
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, d o p ersonnel have visu al control
of SCIF entrance d oor?
□ N/ A
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d . By access control d evice
□
□ Yes
□ No
□
Au tom ated access control system
If yes, w hat kind ?
N on-au tom ated
If non-automated
1. Is there a by-p ass key
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
If yes, how is the by-p ass key p rotected ?
2. Manu factu rer
Mod el
(A ttach sheet if additional space is required for this information)
If automated
1. Are access control transm ission lines p rotected by FIPS AES encryp tion?
□ Yes
4.
□ No
If no, exp lain the p hysical p rotection p rovid ed
2. Are au tom ated access control system locations w ithin a SCIF or an
alarm ed area controlled at the SECRET level?
□ Yes
□ No
3. Is the access control system encod ed and is ID d ata and PIN s
restricted to SCI-ind octrinated p ersonnel?
□ Yes
□ No
4. Does external access control ou tsid e SCIF have tam p er p rotection?
□ Yes
□ No
5. Is the access control d evice integrated w ith an IDS:
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Is the access control d evice integrated w ith a netw ork
system ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Primary Entrance D oor
a.
Is rou tine ingress and egress to the sp ace throu gh one d oor?
□ Yes
□ No
b.
Is the ship board typ e d oor constru cted IAW ICS 705-1,?
□ Yes
□ No
c.
Is d oor constru cted of alu m inu m / steel p late or stand ard ship board
m aterials?
□ Yes
□ No
d . Is d oor equ ip p ed w ith a com bination lock that m eets requ irem ents
of a Ped estrian Dead bolt Fed eral Sp ecifications FF-L-2890?
□ Yes
□ No
Inclu d e lock m anu factu rer, m od el and grou p
Manufacturer
5.
Model
Group Rating
e.
Is d oor equ ip p ed w ith an access control d evice
□ Yes
□ No
f.
Is d oor constru cted in a m anner w hich w ill p reclu d e u nau thorized
rem oval of hinge p ins and anchor bolts, as w ell as obstru ct access
to lock-in bolts betw een d oor and fram e?
□ Yes
□ No
g.
Rem arks:
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a.
Is sp ace equ ip p ed w ith an em ergency exit?
□ Yes
□ No
b.
H as the em ergency exit been fabricated of alu m inu m / steel p late or
stand ard ship board m aterials?
□ Yes
□ No
c.
H as d oor(s) been m ou nted in a fram e braced and w eld ed in p lace
in a m anner com m ensu rate w ith stru ctu ral characteristics of the
bu lkhead , d eck or overhead in w hich it is located ?
□ Yes
□ No
d . H as the em ergency exit been constru cted in a m anner w hich w ill
p reclu d e u nau thorized rem oval of hinge p ins and anchor bolts, as
w ell as obstru cts access to lock-in bolts betw een d oor and fram e?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
e.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Rem arks
Restrictions on D amage Control Fittings and Cable
a.
Are any essential d am age control fittings or cables located w ithin
or p ass throu gh the SCIF?
b.
Rem arks
Removable Hatches and D eck Plates
a.
Are hatches and d eck p lates less than 10 squ are feet that are
secu red by exp osed nu ts and bolts (external to SCIF) secu red w ith
high secu rity p ad locks?
□ Yes
□ No
b.
If key p ad locks are u sed , are the keys stored in a secu rity container
located w ith a sp ace u nd er ap p rop riate secu rity control?
□ Yes
□ No
c.
Rem arks:
Vent and D uct Barriers
a.
Are vents, d u cts, lou vers, or other p hysical p erim eter barrier
op enings w ith a cross sectional d im ension greater than 96 squ are
inches p rotected at the p erim eter w ith a fixed barrier or secu rity
grill?
□ Yes
□ No
b.
If gratings or bars are u sed , are they w eld ed in p lace?
□ Yes
□ No
c.
Rem arks:
Acoustical Isolation
a.
Is the p hysical p erim eter of the SCIF sealed or insu lated w ith nonhard ening cau lking m aterial so as to p revent inad vertent d isclosu re
of SCI d iscu ssions or briefings from w ithin the SCIF?
□ Yes
□ No
b.
In instances w here the p hysical p erim eter barrier is not su fficient to
control voices or sou nd s, is the u se of sou nd d ead ening m aterial
installed ?
□ Yes
□ No
c.
Do air hand ling u nits have continu ou s d u ty blow ers or p rovid e an
effective level of sou nd m asking in each air p ath?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
d . Rem arks:
10.
Visual Isolation
a.
Are d oors or other op enings in the p hysical p erim eter barrier
throu gh w hich the interior m ay be view ed screened or cu rtailed ?
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b.
11.
12.
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Passing Window s and Scuttles
a.
H ave p assing w ind ow s and scu ttles been elim inated from the
SCIF?
b.
Rem arks:
□ Yes
□ No
Secure Storage Equipment
a.
Is the SCIF equ ip p ed w ith a su fficient nu m ber of GSA ap p roved
secu rity containers?
□ Yes
□ No
b.
H ave they been w eld ed in p lace or otherw ise secu red to a
fou nd ation for safety?
□ Yes
□ No
c.
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Section C: Intrusion D etection Systems (ID S)
1.
Are SCIF access door(s) and emergency exit(s) protected by a
visual and audible alarm system:
□ Yes
□ No
a.
Does alarm installation consist of sensors at each d oor and
alerting ind icators located w ithin the SCIF?
□ Yes
□ No
b.
Does the em ergency exit d oor(s) alarm have a d ifferent featu re?
□ Yes
□ No
c.
Does the system have an alarm m onitor station w hich is
continu ou sly m anned by p ersonnel cap able of resp ond ing to or
d irecting a resp onse to an alarm violation of the SCIF w hen it is
u nm anned ?
□ Yes
□ No
d . Rem arks:
Section D : Telecommunication Systems and Equipment Baseline
1.
□ Yes
Is the facility declared a “N o classified D iscussion Area”?
□ No
If yes, then the au d io p rotection qu estions w ithin this section m ay be id entified as N / A
If the facility is d eclared a N o Classified Discu ssion Area,
are w arning notices p osted p rom inently w ithin the
facility?
2.
□ Yes
D oes the facility have any unclassified telephones that are
connected to the commercial public sw itch telephone netw ork
(PSTN )?
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ No
□ N/ A
What is the m ethod of on -hook p rotection?
1) CN SS 5006 (TSG-6) ap p roved telep hone or instru m ent
□ Yes
(Please identify all telephone equipment/stations and/or instruments being used either below or as an
attachment)
Manufacturer
Model N umber
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2. CN SS 5006 ap p roved d isconnect d evice?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
a) Line d isconnect
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
b) Ringer p rotection
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Manufacturer
Model N umber
3) CN SS 5002 (TSG-2) configu red com p u terized telep hone
system (CTS)?
TSG N umber (if applicable)
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
a) If yes, p lease p rovid e the follow ing inform ation abou t the CTS
Manufacturer
Model
b) If yes, p lease p rovid e sp ecific location of the CTS
c) H ow is the facility p rotecting the CTS p hysically controlled ?
d ) If yes, w hat is the clearance level (if any) of facility or area w here the sw itch is located and
how is area controlled ?
□ Yes
□ No
f) Are all p rogram m ed ia, su ch as tap es and / or d isks, from the CTS
afford ed p hysical p rotection from u nau thorized alterations?
□ Yes
□ No
g) Is an u p -to-d ate m aster cop y of the CTS softw are p rogram
m aintained for confirm ation and / or reload ing of the op erating
system ?
□ Yes
□ No
h) Does the CTS have the cap ability to force or hold a telep hone
station off-hook?
□ Yes
□ No
i) Does the CTS u se rem ote m aintenance and d iagnostic p roced u res
or other rem ote access featu res?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ No
□ N/ A
e) Are all cables, signal lines and interm ed iate w iring fram es
betw een the SCIF telep hones and the CTS p hysically p rotected
w ithin a p hysically controlled sp ace?
If no, p lease exp lain
If yes, exp lain m aintenance p roced u res
j) Do the CTS installers and p rogram m ers have secu rity clearances?
If yes, at w hat access level (m inim u m established by CSA)
If no, are escorts p rovid ed ?
4) Is it Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) p hone system
?
□ Yes
a) If yes, p lease p rovid e the follow ing inform ation abou t the IPS
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Manufacturer
Model
b) Do all u nclassified telep hones w ithin the facility have a
hold , m u te and / or p u sh -to-talk [hand set] cap ability, (for
off-hook au d io p rotection)?
IPS Location
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
If no, p lease exp lain
c) Is access to the facility hou sing the IPS p hysically controlled ?
d ) If yes, w hat is the clearance level (if any) of facility or area w here the sw itch is located at
and how is the area controlled ?
□ Yes
□ No
f) Are all p rogram m ed ia, su ch as tap es and / or d isks, from the IPS
afford ed p hysical p rotection from u nau thorized alterations?
□ Yes
□ No
g) Is an u p -to-d ate m aster cop y of the IPS softw are p rogram
m aintained for confirm ation and / or reload ing of the op erating
system ?
□ Yes
□ No
h) Does the IPS have the cap ability to force or hold a telep hone
station off-hook?
□ Yes
□ No
i) Does the IPS u se rem ote m aintenance and d iagnostic p roced u res or
other rem ote access featu res?
□ Yes
□ No
j) Do the IPS installers and p rogram m ers have secu rity clearances?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
a. Voice m ail/ u nified m essage service
□ Yes
□ No
b. Stand alone telep hone answ ering d evice (TAD)
□ Yes
□ No
e) Are all cables, signal lines and interm ed iate w iring fram es
betw een the SCIF telep hones and the IPS p hysically p rotected or
contained w ithin a p hysically controlled sp ace?
If no, p lease exp lain
If yes, at w hat access level (m inim u m established by CSA?
If no, are escorts p rovid ed ?
3.
Automatic telephone call answ ering
Are there any au tom atic call answ ering d evices for the telep hones in
the SCIF?
1) If yes, p lease id entify the typ e
2) Provid e m anu factu rer and m od el nu m ber of the equ ip m ent
Manufacturer
Model N umber
□ Yes
Are sp eakerp hones/ m icrop hones enabled ?
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□ No
□ N/ A
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□ Yes
□ No
□ No
□ N/ A
If ap p licable, is the voice m ail or u nified m essaging services
configu red to p revent u nau thorized access from rem ote d iagnostic
p orts or internal d ial tone?
□ Yes
□ No
Are any Multi-Function Office Machines (M-FOMs) used w ithin
the SCIF (M-FOMs are electronic equipment that can be used as
netw ork or standalone printers, facsimiles, and copiers)
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, has the rem ote room m onitoring cap ability been d isabled ?
□ Yes
H as this been ap p roved for u se by the CSA?
Provid e d etailed configu ration p roced u res
4.
a. If yes, p lease id entify the d evice to inclu d e (Please id entify all M -FOM d evices in u se,
either below or as an attachm ent (inclu d e a m anu factu re Volatile statem ent for each M FOM)
Make
Model
Serial N umber
b. If yes, p lease id entify all featu res and inform ation p rocessing level of each M-FOM
1) Cop ier
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
If yes, level(s) of inform ation
2) Facsim ile
If yes, level(s) of inform ation
3) Printer (connected to a stand alone com p u ter or
netw ork
If yes, p lease exp lain and id entify the system (s) and the level(s) of inform ation)
□ Yes
c. Does the M-FOM have m em ory storage cap ability?
If yes, w hat kind ?
□ No
□ Volatile (inform ation in
□ N on-volatile (inform ation in
m em ory clears/ erases w hen
p ow ered off?
m em ory that rem ains w hen
p ow ered off)
d . Does the M-FOM have a d igital hard d rive?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
e. H ave m aintenance and d isp osition p roced u res been
established ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
f. If rep rod u ction of classified / sensitive m aterials take p lace ou tsid e the SCIF, d escribe
equ ip m ent and secu rity p roced u res u sed to rep rod u ce d ocu m ents
g. Does the M-FOM have voice transm ission cap ability
and / or a telep hone hand set?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, how is this featu res p rotected ? Please d escribe
5.
Are there any video teleconference (VTC) systems installed?
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If yes, w hat level(s) of inform ation is the VTC system p rocessing?
6.
Are all telecommunications systems, devices, features, and
softw are documented? (A ttached telecommunication baseline)
7.
Sound Pow ered Telephones
H ave all sou nd p ow ered telep hones been elim inated from the SCIF?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ No
H ow
Many?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
If no, answ er the follow ing qu estions
a. Are there sou nd p ow ered or other telep hone system s
in the facility w hich cannot connect to locations
ou tsid e the SCIF?
□ Yes
b. Are they installed and p rotected IAW ICS 705-1, Section E?
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8.
General Announcing System
Do general annou ncing system lou d sp eakers have an au d io am p lifier
and are the ou tp u t signal line installed w ithin the SCIF?
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9.
SCI Intercommunications Announcing Systems
Do any intercom m u nication typ e annou ncing system s that p rocess
SCI p ass throu gh areas ou tsid e the SCIF?
If yes, list typ e, m anu factu rer and m od el
Type
Manufacturer
Model
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10.
Commercial Interconnection Equipment
□ Yes
□ No
a. Are there any p neu m atic tu be system s installed in the SCIF?
□ Yes
□ No
b. Are they installed IAWICS 705-1, Section E??
□ Yes
□ No
Are any com m ercial intercom m u nications equ ip m ent installed
w ithin the SCIF?
Rem arks
11.
Pneumatic Tube Systems
c. Rem arks
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Section E: Classified D estruction Methods
1.
D estruction methods
a.
Describe the m ethod and equ ip m ent u sed for d estru ction of classified / sensitive
m aterial (if m ore than one m ethod or d evice, u se Rem arks to d escribe. (If m ore than
one d evice, u se rem arks to list all m anu factu rer and m od el)
Method
D evice Manufacturer
Model
□ Yes
□ No
b.
Is a second ary m ethod of d estru ction available?
c.
Describe the location of d estru ction site(s) in relation to the secu re facility:
d.
Describe m ethod or p roced u re u sed for hand ling non -solu ble classified / sensitive
m aterial at this facility:
e.
Do you have a w ritten Em ergency Action Plan
(EAP) ap p roved by CSA (if requ ired )?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
Rem arks
Section F: TEMPEST/Technical Security
1.
D oes the facility electronically process classified information?
If yes, w hat is the highest level of inform ation p rocessed ?
2.
For the last TEMPEST Accreditation (if applicable), provide the follow ing information
Accred itation granted by:
3.
On
Has the CSA’s Certified TEMPEST Technical
Authority (CTTA) required any TEMPEST
countermeasures?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
If yes, p lease id entify the cou nterm easu res that have been installed (i.e. non-cond u ctive
sections, Rad io Frequ ency (RF) shield ing, p ow er/ signal line filters, w ind ow film , etc.)
4.
Are there any other systems installed w ithin or in close proximity
to the SCIF that have RF capability (e.g., fire alarm, ground -to-airradio, cellular tow er, RF netw orks, etc)?
If yes, p lease exp lain
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□ Yes
□ No
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CLASSIFY ACCORD IN G TO FACILITY SPON SOR
CLASSIFICATION GUID AN CE
Aircraft/UAV Checklist
[Insert Org N ame]
[D ate]
[Address]
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CHECK Applicable blocks
□
Initial Accred itation
□
Re- Accreditation
□
Mod ified Facility
□
Pre-construction
□
N ew Facility
□
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Checklist Contents
Section A:
General information
Section B:
Physical Security
Section C:
Intrusion D etection Systems (ID S)
Section D :
Classified D estruction Methods
Section E:
TEMPEST/Technical Security
List of Attachments
(Diagrams must be submitted on 8 ½” x 11” or 11” x 17” format)
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Section A: General Information
1.
SCIF D ata
a.
Organization/ Com p any N am e
b.
Typ e of Aircraft and Tail N u m ber
c.
H om e Station
d . SCIF ID N u m ber
e.
Contract N u m ber and Exp iration
Date
(if applicable)
f.
Concep t Ap p roval Date
g.
Cognizant Secu rity Au thority (CSA)
h. D efense Special Security Communication System Information (if applicable)
DSSCS Message Ad d ress
DSSCS IN FO Ad d ress
If no DSSCS Message Ad d ress, p lease
p rovid e p assing instru ctions
2.
Complete Mailing Address
3.
E-Mail Address
4.
Classified
(N etw ork/ System N am e & Level)
Unclassified
(N etw ork/ System N am e)
Ad d itional
(N etw ork/ System N am e)
Responsible Security Personnel
PRIMARY
ALTERN ATE
N am e
Com m ercial
Telep hone
DSN
Telep hone
Secu re
Telep hone
STE Telep hone
Other
Telep hone
H om e
Telep hone
(Optional)
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FAX #
Classified
Unclassified
Command or Regional Special Security Office/N ame (SSO): (if applicable)
Com m ercial
Other
Telep hone
PRIMARY
ALTERN ATE
Information System Security Officer N ame:
Com m ercial
Secu re
5.
Accreditation D ata
a. Category/Compartments of SCI Requested:
b. Existing Accreditation Information (if applicable)
(1) Category/ Com p artm ents of SCI:
(2) Accred itation granted by:
(3) Co-Use Agreem ents
On:
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, p rovid e sp onsor/ com p artm ent:
□ Yes
c. Is there a SAP(s) co-located w ithin the aircraft?
□ No
SAP Classification Level (check all that apply)
□ SCI
□ Top Secret
□ Secret
□ Confid ential
d . H as CSA requ ested
any w aivers?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
If yes, attach a cop y of the ap p roved
w aiver
□ No
□ N/ A
If no, enter the exp ected d ate of
com p letion
Construction/Modification
Is constru ction or
m od ification com p lete?
6.
□ Yes
Inspections
a. Last p hysical secu rity
insp ection p erform ed by
Were d eficiencies
corrected ?
On ______________
(A ttach a copy of report)
□ Yes
□
□ N/ A
If no, exp lain
No
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Section B: Physical Security
1.
Stationary Aircraft/UAV
a. Is the aircraft located w ithin a controlled area?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
If no, exp lain:
b. When not p erform ing a SCI m ission is all SCI
rem oved from the aircraft and stored in an accred ited
SCIF?
If yes, SCIF ID:
2.
If no, exp lain how SCI is p rotected w hen the aircraft is
u noccu p ied :
Access Control: H ow is access to the aircraft controlled ?
a. By Gu ard Force
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, w hat is their secu rity clearance level?
b. Is Gu ard Force Arm ed ?
□ Yes
□ No
c. By Assigned Personnel:
□ Yes
□ No
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
If Yes, d o p ersonnel have visu al control of the entrance
d oor?
□ Yes
d . When p rocessing SCI, are all p ersonnel aboard the aircraft
cleared for all the SCI com p artm ents that the aircraft is accred ited
for?
If not, w hat are the p roced u res for segregating/ p rotecting SCI com p artm ents from
u nau thorized d isclosu re?
3.
Hatches and D oors Leading Inside the Aircraft:
a. Are d oors equ ip p ed w ith GSA ap p roved locks?
Manufacturer
Model
□ Yes
□ No
Group
b. Are tam p er serialized seals u sed w hen aircraft is u noccu p ied ?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, are seals installed and a log book m aintained by SCI cleared
p ersonnel?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
c. Rem arks
4.
Acoustical Isolation
a. Is a p hysical p erim eter established arou nd the aircraft at a
d istance so as to p revent inad vertent d isclosu re of SCI d iscu ssions
or briefings from w ithin the aircraft
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b. In instances w here the p hysical p erim eter barrier is not su fficient
to control voices or sou nd s, are sou nd cou nterm easu re d evices or
sou nd generating d evices u sed ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ Yes
c. Rem arks
5.
Visual Isolation
a. Are d oors or other op enings in the aircraft throu gh w hich the
interior m ay be view ed screened or cu rtained ?
b. Rem arks
6.
Procedures For Protecting SCI When The Aircraft Is Parked In Friendly/Unfriendly
Territories
Section C: Intrusion D etection Systems (ID S)
1.
Is the aircraft equipped or located w ithin a structure or area that
has an ID S?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, p lease p rovid e the follow ing:
a. IDS Com p any p rovid er nam e (if applicable)
b. Prem ise Control Unit (PCU)
Manufacturer
Model N umber
Tamper
Protection
□ Yes
□ No
c. Where is the PCU located ?
d . Location of interior m otion d etection p rotection: Accessible
p oints of entry/ p erim eter?
□ Yes
□ No
e. H as the IDS Alarm Monitor Station been installed to
Und erw riters Laboratories certified stand ard s?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, p lease p rovid e certification nu m ber and exp iration d ate of UL certification
Certification N umber
Expiration D ate
f. H as the IDS p assed CSA or UL 2050 installation and accep tance
tests?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, p lease attach a cop y of certificate and skip to qu estion 2 below . (N on -com m ercial
p rop rietary system m u st answ er all qu estions)
g. Motion Sensors (Ind icate sensor p lacem ent on a legible floor p lan; 8.5” x 11” or 11” x 17”
p ap er
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Manufacturer
Model N umber
□ Yes
Tamper
Protection
□ No
h. Are m otion sensors installed above the false ceiling?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
i. Are m otion sensors installed below the false floors?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
j. Are there any other intru sion d etection equ ip m ent
sensors/ d etectors in u se?
If yes, p lease id entify m ake, m od el, and m anu factu rer and fu nction (ind icate on floor p lan)
Make
Model
Manufacturer
Function
k. Does the IDS extend beyond the SCIF p erim eter?
□ Yes
□ No
Can the statu s of PCU be changed from ou tsid e IDS p rotection?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, is an au d it cond u cted d aily?
□ Yes
□ No
H as the IDS configu ration been ap p roved by the CSA?
□ Yes
□ No
l. Do any intru sion d etection equ ip m ent com p onents have au d io or
vid eo cap abilities?
□ Yes
□ No
H as the CSA m itigated this cap ability?
□ Yes
□ No
m . IDS Ad m inistrator SCI ind octrinated ?
□ Yes
□ No
n. External Transm ission Line Secu rity: What is the m ethod of line
secu rity? Meets N IST; FIPS AES Encryp tion?
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, has the encryp tion been certified by N ational Institu te of
Stand ard s and Tech nology (N IST) or another ind ep end ent testing
laboratory?
□ Yes
□ No
If not N IST FIPS AES, is there an alternate?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, p lease exp lain:
If yes, p lease exp lain:
Does the alternate line u tilize any cellu lar or other Rad io Frequ ency
(RF) cap ability?
If yes, p rovid e m anu factu rer and m od el
Manufacturer
Model
o. Does any p art of the IDS u se a local or Wid e Are
N etw ork?
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□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
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(1) Is the N etw ork Intru sion Detection Softw are (N IDS)
ad m inistrator at least Top Secret (collateral) cleared ?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
(2) Is the host com p u ter d ed icated solely for secu rity
p u rp oses?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
(3) Is the host com p u ter secu red w ithin an alarm ed
area controlled at the Secret or higher level?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
(4) Is the host com p u ter p rotected throu gh firew alls or
sim ilar d evices?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
Are the firew alls/ d evices configu red to only allow d ata
transfers betw een IDS com p onents?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
(5) Is the p assw ord for the host com p u ter u niqu e for
each u ser and at least 8 characters long?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
(6) Is the p assw ord changed sem i-annu ally?
(7) Are rem ote secu rity term inals p rotected the sam e of
the host com p u ter?
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
If no, p lease exp lain:
p . Was the IDS installed by U.S. citizens:
If no, p lease exp lain:
q. Is em ergency p ow er available for the IDS?
What typ e? Generator
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, how m any hou rs? _______
What typ e? Battery
□ Yes
□ No
If yes, how m any hou rs? _______
r. If ap p licable, d escribe the m ethod of ventilation and d u ct w ork p rotection:
s. Where is the IDS Alarm Monitor Station located ?
t. Does the Monitor Station have any rem ote
cap abilities (i.e., resetting alarm s, issu ing PIN s,
accessing/ secu ring alarm s, etc)?
□ Yes
□ No
□ N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
□
If yes, p lease exp lain:
u . Does the IDS have any au tom atic featu res (i.e., tim ed
au to-secu re, au to-access cap abilities)?
v. Does the PCU/ keyp ad have d ial ou t cap abilities?
w . IDS Resp onse Personnel
(1) Who p rovid es initial alarm resp onse?
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N/ A
□ Yes
□ No
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□ Yes
□ No
(3) Do you have a w ritten agreem ent for external resp onse force?
□ Yes
□ No
(4) Em ergency p roced u res d ocu m ented ?
□ Yes
□ No
(5) Reserve secu rity force available?
□ Yes
□ No
□ Yes
□ No
y. If requ ired , has a Catastrop hic Failu re Plan been ap p roved by the
CSA?
□ Yes
□ No
z. Does the IDS u nd ergo sem iannu al testing?
□ Yes
□ No
aa. H ave IDS record s been m aintained :
□ Yes
□ No
(2) Does the resp onse force have a secu rity clearance?
If yes, w hat is the clearance level:
(6) Resp onse to an alarm cond ition
________ m inu tes
x. Are resp onse p roced u res tested and record s m aintained ?
If no, p lease exp lain:
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Section D : Classified D estruction Methods
1.
For hom e station, d escribe the m ethod and equ ip m ent u sed for d estru ction of
classified / sensitive m aterial (if m ore than one m ethod or d evice, u se Rem arks section to
d escribe (if m ore than one, u se Rem arks section to list all m anu factu rer and m od el)
Method
D evice Manufacturer
Model
□ Yes
□ No
2.
Is a second ary m ethod of d estru ction available
3.
Describe the location of d estru ction site(s) in relation to the aircraft?
4.
Describe the m ethod or p roced u re u sed for hand ling non -solu ble classified / sensitive
m aterial at you r facility?
5.
Do you have a w ritten Em ergency Action Plan (EAP) ap p roved by
CSA?
6.
Describe p roced u res for in -flight em ergency d estru ction:
7.
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□ Yes
□ No
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Section E: TEMPEST/Technical Security
1.
Does the aircraft electronically p rocess classified inform ation?
□ Yes
□ No
□ No
□ N/ A
If yes, w hat is the highest level of inform ation p rocessed ?
2.
□ Yes
H as it received TEMPEST accred itation?
Date
Accred itation granted by:
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SCIF Co-Use Request and MOA
1. To: Addressee Government CSA:
2. From: Requesting Government CSA:
Requesting Agency:
Date:
POC: Name/Title:
Telephone:
3. Facility where co-use is desired
Company/Department Name:
Complete SCIF Address:
(street)
(city, state, and zip code)
______________________________________________________________________________
SCIF ID:
SCIF Room Numbers:
Site POC (Name/Title):
Telephone:
4. Classification: (Provide classification level, SCI compartments, and storage requirements for Co-Use)
Highest Classification: Confidential
Secret
Top Secret
SCI compartments:
Storage requirements:
open
closed
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5. Information System (IS) processing requested: (Provide POC for IS coordination if Co-Use or Joint -Use.)
Information System Processing Not Required
Co-Use:
Use a system that will not be connected to system(s) for which the agency with
cognizance for the SCIF is the accreditor or,
use for period processing only an existing system for which the agency
with cognizance for the SCIF is the accreditor
Joint-Use: Use an existing system for which the agency with cognizance for the
SCIF is the accreditor
Such use will consist of: Logical separation of data (via software) or
co-mingle data (no separation). Detailed justification required in Item 9.
IS POC (Name/Title):
Telephone:
6. Duration:
A. Contractor Facility:
RFP Date:
(if applicable)
Expiration date of Contract:
(enter date or “Indefinite”)
Contract Number:
B. Government Facility:
Agreement:
Expiration Date of
(enter date or “Indefinite”)
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7. Type Effort: Intel Related
Other
8. Does this facility have waivers? No
(If other, describe)
Yes
(If yes, list waivers)
Comments/Justification:
CONCUR: (Name and Title)
(Date)
* Notice: Email or other exchange and receipt of this form, completed and concurred, constitutes a formal Memorandum of
Agreement (MOA). Co-Use means two or more organizations sharing the same SCIF. All personnel involved with
Co-Use SCIFs must be approved to ICD 704 standards.
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Construction Security Plan (CSP)
D efinition: A plan outlining security protective m easures that w ill be applied to each
phase of the construction project. The requirem ents set forth in this plan provid e the
baseline for construction security activities and m ay be supplem ented as required but
m ay not be red uced w ithout coord ination and approval from the Accred iting Official
(AO).
The contents below are suggested topics. The plan form at and content shall be
d eveloped by the element accred iting official (AO) based upon the size, purpose and
location of the SCIF.
a. Site Security Manager: (id entify the SSM and contact inform ation)
b. Statement of Construction Project: (provid e a d escription of the proposed w ork)
c. Existing SCIF ID (if project is associated w ith currently accred ited SCIF)
d. Cognizant Security Authority/ Accrediting Official: (elem ent)
e. Location of Work: (ad d ress/ location)
f. Estimated Start D ate: (estim ated d ate construction w ill begin)
g. Estimated Completion D ate: (estim ated d ate construction w ill end )
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h. Has a Risk Assessment Been Completed: (if yes attach copy)
i. Security in D epth (SID ) D ocumentation: (Docum ent the layers of protection
offered at the site, such as security fencing or w alls, roving guard s, m arine
security guard s, CCTV coverage, and controlled and / or lim ited access bu ffers to
facility)
j. Adjacencies to Consider: (includ e a d escription of ad jacent facilities to includ e
other classified agencies, activities, and presence of foreign nationals operating in
ad jacent spaces on all six sid es of the proposed SCIF)
k. Control of Construction Plans and D ocuments: (Describe how construction plans
and all related documents shall be handled and protected)
l. Control of Operations if a Renovation Project (d escribe barriers that w ill be
installed to segregate construction w orkers from operational activities )
m. Procurement, Shipping and Storage of Building/Finishing Material: (If
required by AO, d escribe security m easures to ensure integrity of build ing
m aterials and / or finishing m aterials.)
n. Construction Workers (Depend ing upon the stan d ard s required (w ithin U.S.,
outsid e U.S., etc), for construction w orkers, provid e inform ation to verify w orker
status, clearances if required , and / or m itigations em ployed .)
o. Site Security (Id entify plans to secure construction site, to includ e any proposed
fences, guard s, CSTs, escorts, etc.)
p. Security Administration: (list security d ocum entation and retention
requirem ents that shall be m aintained by the SSM (i.e. visitor logs, nam es of
construction w orkers, security incid ents, etc.)
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