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HQPR 1630.1
Effective Date: February 25, 2011
Expiration Date: February 25, 2016
Responsible Office: LM032
Controlling NASA HQ National Security Systems (NSS) Reading Room
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Table of Contents | PREFACE | CHAPTER 1 | ChAPTER 2 | Appendix A | Attachment 1


a. This document establishes procedures for controlling access to and use of the NASA HQ NSS Reading Room.

b. The NASA National Security System (NSS) is an agency wide computer network allowing secure email and web access between government agencies and industry partners, up to the SECRET classification level. Local installations of the NSS require dedicated computer terminals and encryption devices. NSS equipment must be kept within faculties to which access is limited to those with the appropriate security clearance and that meet physical security standards.

c. The NASA HQ NSS Reading Room is the name applied to a suite of rooms located at 1T68. The classification of the facility is up to SECRET. It can be scheduled for groups needing to hold meetings where classified information is discussed or for individuals who need to access classified electronic data or review classified information. The suite consists of:

(1) Reading Room A (1T72) - A large conference room for 12 persons containing a NSS terminal connected to a video projector and a STE secure phone.

(2) Reading Room B (1T81) - A small conference room for 6 persons with a NSS terminal.

(3) Reading Room C (1T79) - A room with 3 cubicles and a NSS terminal.

The alcove to 1T68 contains a secure fax machine, a shredder rated for classified information, and a five drawer safe for temporary storage of classified material. Storage of classified will be for the period of the scheduled meeting or project. Once the meeting or project is complete, the classified material will be removed.


This directive applies to all NASA HQ personnel and activities, including all contractors, visitors, vendors, guests, and/or anyone else doing business or physically on site at NASA HQ, in accordance with applicable laws and as directed by contractual, grant, and agreement documents.


The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, Sections 304 and 203(c), as amended, 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 2455, 2456, 2456a, and 2473(c). - -








Christopher T. Jedrey

Executive Director

Headquarters Operations

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