Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marking Classified Information-Summary

Cleared employees who perform on classified contracts should be able to recognize what is classified and know how to protect the classified material based on the markings provided. Classified information comes in many forms. Classified objects and products are marked on the top, bottom, sides, front and back. If the item is bulky, odd shaped or otherwise a size and configuration that makes mandatory marking difficult, the markings should be placed as clearly as possible to convey the proper classification level. Multiple page classified documents have many places reserved for classification markings.

Additionally, the source of classification, reason for classification, and duration are applied to classified items. Derived classifications will have a statement indicating from where the classified information came. While working with classified items, cleared employees are responsible for challenging any classified information that has been incorrectly or unnecessarily classified, should be downgraded or upgraded to another classification level or that security classification guidance
is incorrect or not sufficient

For more detailed information of marking classified information, see Chapter 6 of DoD Security Clearances and Contracts Guidebook

Jeffrey W. Bennett, ISP is the owner of Red Bike Publishing Red Bike Publishing . Jeff is an accomplished writer of non-fiction books, novels and periodicals. He also owns Red bike Publishing. Published books include: "Get Rich in a Niche-Insider's Guide to Self Publishing in a Specialized Industry" and "Commitment-A Novel". Jeff is an expert in security and has written many security books including: "Insider's Guide to Security Clearances" and "DoD Security Clearances and Contracts Guidebook", "ISP Certification-The Industrial Security Professional Exam Manual", and NISPOM/FSO Training" See Red Bike Publishing for print copies of: Army Leadership, The Ranger Handbook, The Army Physical Readiness Manual, Drill and Ceremonies, The ITAR,and The NISPOM

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