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NPR 1600.2A
Effective Date: September 11, 2019
Expiration Date: September 11, 2024

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Classified National Security Information (CNSI)

Responsible Office: Office of Protective Services

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Table of Contents

Change History


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

Chapter 2. CNSI Management

2.1 General
2.2 Original Classification
2.3 Classification Levels
2.4 NASA Original Classification Authority
2.5 Classification Categories
2.6 Application of Original Classification Authority
2.7 Derivative Classification
2.8 Application of Derivative Classification Authority
2.9 Identification, Designation and Markings
2.10 Working Papers
2.11 Classification Prohibitions and Limitations
2.12 Classification Challenges
2.13 Declassification Authority
2.14 Declassification
2.15 Access to CNSI
2.16 Accountability and Control of CNSI
2.17 Accountability Logs
2.18 Handling of Incoming Classified Material
2.19 Record of Destruction
2.20 Inventory Requirements
2.21 Top Secret Inventory
2.22 Guidelines for Electronic Classified Information Processing
2.23 Storage of CNSI - Security Containers and Vaults
2.24 Forms
2.25 Storage of NATO Classified Information and FGI
2.26 Emergency Authority
2.27 Reproduction of CNSI
2.28 Hand-Carrying and Receipting of Classified Material
2.29 Transmission of Classified Material
2.30 Receipt System
2.31 Defense Courier Service Reimbursement Program
2.32 Disposition or Destruction of Classified Material
2.33 Destruction Procedures
2.34 Sanctions
2.35 Security Violations, Security Infractions and Compromise of CNSI
2.36 CNSI Meetings
2.37 Security Areas
2.38 Classified Material Ownership
2.39 Security Classification Reviews for NASA Programs and Projects
2.40 Access to Classified National Security Information Granted by Another Government Agency
2.41 Special Access Program (SAP)
2.42 Information Systems (IS)
2.43 ISOO Reporting Requirements
2.44 Self-Inspections

Chapter 3. Sensitive Compartmented Information Programs

3.1 General
3.2 Information Systems for processing (SCI) information
3.3 Self-Inspections of the SCI Program
3.4 Facility Accreditations
3.5 Contractors performing SCI
3.6 Standard Classification Markings
3.7 Storage
3.8 SCI Accountability
3.9 Media
3.10 Document Control Procedures
3.11 Transportation of SCI
3.12 Electronic Transmissions
3.13 Emergency Plans
3.14 Request for SCI Access
3.15 Reporting Requirements
3.16 SCIF Construction Procedures
3.17 Co-Use Agreements
3.18 SCI File Transmission Procedures
3.19 SCI Visit Requests
3.20 Training

Chapter 4. Security Education and Training

4.1 General
4.2 Initial Security Education and Training
4.3 Annual Refresher Security Education and Training
4.4 Original Classification Training
4.5 Derivative Classifier Training
4.6 Other Specialized Security Education and Training
4.7 Termination Briefings

Chapter 5. Industrial Security

5.1 General
5.2 DoD Support
5.3 NISP Responsibilities
5.4 Suspension, Revocation, and Denial of Access to Classified Information
5.5 Requirements of DD Form 254

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Derivative Classification in Electronic Media
Appendix D. References


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