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NPR 1600.1A
Effective Date: August 12, 2013
Expiration Date: December 12, 2028

Subject: NASA Security Program Procedural Requirements (Updated with Change 1)

Responsible Office: Office of Protective Services

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Overview
1.2 Responsibilities
1.3 Best Practices
1.4 Exceptions and Waivers

Chapter 2. Security Operations

2.1 Security Control at NASA Centers
2.2 Inspection of Persons and Property
2.3 Violations of Security Requirements
2.4 Denial of Access
2.5 Imminent Security Threat or Safety Risk
2.6 Denial of Access - Security Considerations
2.7 NASA Security Areas
2.8 Standards for Secure Conference Rooms
2.9 Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)
2.10 National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)
2.11 NASA NTAS Program
2.12 Security Threat and Incident Reporting
2.13 Protective Services Response to Demonstrations and Civil Disturbances
2.14 Hazardous Material Security
2.15 Investigations
2.16 Security Education, Training, and Awareness (SETA) Program
2.17 NASA OPS Functional Reviews

Chapter 3. Program Security and NASA Critical Infrastructure (NCI)

3.1 General
3.2 Responsibilities
3.4 Risk Management Process
3.5 Special Security Programs
3.6 NASA Critical Infrastructure (NCI) and Key Resources Identification, Prioritization, and Protection

Chapter 4. Control, Issuance, and Storage of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E)

4.1 Authority
4.2 Responsibilities
4.3 Authorization to Carry Firearms
4.4 Carrying Weapons on Commercial Aircraft
4.5 Firearms Instruction
4.6 Training
4.7 Maintenance of Proficiency
4.8 Records
4.9 Firearms Standards
4.10 Weapons
4.11 Exchange of Weapons
4.12 Firearm Maintenance
4.13 Ammunition
4.14 Accountability of AA&E
4.15 Storage of AA&E

Chapter 5. NASA Protective Services Office Special Agent and Security Specialist Badges and Credentials (B&C)

5.1 Badge and Credential Use
5.2 Badge and Credential Issuance
5.3 Badge and Credential Return
5.4 Retired Law Enforcement Credentials

Chapter 6. NASA Armed Personnel Training, Certification, and Authority

6.1 General
6.2 Applicability
6.3 Responsibilities
6.4 Security Equipment Approval and Use

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Property Loss and Incident Details
Appendix D. NASA National Threat Advisory System (NTAS)
Appendix E. NASA Serious Incident Report Format
Appendix F. Identifying and Nominating NASA Assets for NASA Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection
Appendix G. NASA Federal Arrest Authority and Use of Force Training Curriculum
Appendix H. Discharge of Firearms


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