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SORT: 5230.21

DOCI: DODI 5230.21

DATE: 19820315

TITL: DODI 5230.21, Protection of Classified National Security Council and

Intelligence Information, March 15, 1982, USD(P)



A.  PURPOSE



This Instruction implements references (a) and (b) to establish

policies, procedures, and responsibilities for the protection of

classified National Security Council (NSC) and intelligence

information.



B.  APPLICABILITY



This Instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of

Defense, the Military Departments, the Organization of the Joint

Chiefs of Staff, and the Defense Agencies (hereafter referred to as

"DoD Components").



C.  DEFINITIONS



1.  Classified Information.  Information owned by, produced for

or by, or under the control of the U.S. Government that, under

reference (c) or prior orders, requires protection against

unauthorized disclosure.



2.  Classified NSC Information (hereafter called "NSC

information"). Classified information contained in all documents

prepared by or for the NSC, its interagency groups, as defined in

reference (d), and its associated committees and groups.  The term

also includes deliberations of the NSC, its interagency groups, and

its associated committees and groups.



D.  POLICY



It is the policy of the Department of Defense that the number of

officials with access to documents containing NSC and classified

intelligence information shall be kept to a minimum, and that

specific protection is required to preclude the unauthorized

disclosure of such information.  When it is determined that a DoD

employee has violated or permitted the violation of security

requirements of DoD 5200.1-R (reference (e)) or this Instruction,

causing an unauthorized disclosure of NSC information, such

individual shall be subject to administrative sanctions prescribed

in reference (e) and, furthermore, may be removed from employment.

The Department of Defense shall comply with the procedures discussed

in subsection F.2. for the protection of classified intelligence

information.



E.  RESPONSIBILITIES



1.  The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (DUSD(P))

shall monitor compliance with this Instruction.  In discharging this

responsibility, the DUSD(P) may require the investigation of

unauthorized disclosures of NSC or intelligence information, in

accordance with DoD Directive 5210.50 (reference



2.  The Heads of DoD Components shall comply with this

Instruction.  In discharging this responsibility, they shall:



a.  Initiate formal investigations of unauthorized

disclosures of NSC or intelligence information and shall be notified

of the results so that administrative sanctions may be imposed, if

appropriate.



b.  Advise the DUSD(P) of investigative results and of any

administrative sanctions imposed.



F.  PROCEDURES



1.  DoD Components that create or possess NSC information shall

develop procedures to ensure that the number of individuals with

access to such information is held to the absolute minimum

consistent with operational requirements and needs.  These procedures

shall provide for strict control of dissemination and reproduction

of documents containing NSC information and shall require that a

demonstrable need for access to such information be shown before

access is granted.



2.  Special procedures shall be established pursuant to

"Implementation of NSDD-19" (reference (b)) by the Director of

Central Intelligence for the protection of classified intelligence

information within his control.  These procedures shall be adhered to

strictly by DoD Components having possession or knowledge of this

information.



3.  Investigations involving unauthorized disclosure of NSC or

classified intelligence information shall be conducted in accordance

with reference (f). Use of the polygraph in connection with such

investigations shall be in accordance with DoD Directive 5210.48

(reference (g)).



G.  INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS



To provide a record of those personnel who have access to NSC

information, a numbered cover sheet, DD Form 2275, "National

Security Council Information" (enclosure 2), shall be attached to

each copy of a document containing NSC information at the time it is

submitted to an Assistant Secretary of Defense or equivalent-level

official.



1.  As a condition of access to documents containing NSC

information, each individual determined to have a "need-to-know"

shall sign DD For", 2275.



2.  The "No. ____ space on DD Form 2275 shall reflect the

assigned document number.  The "Copy____ space shall indicate the

copy number of the document.  If not already present, these numbers

shall be assigned at the time of submission to an Assistant

Secretary of Defense or equivalent-level official.



3.  Executed copies of DD Form 2275 shall be maintained for at

least 2 years after the date of the last recorded access.



H.  EFFECTIVE DATE AND IMPLEMENTATION



This Instruction is effective immediately.  Forward two copies of

implementing documents to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

within 120 days.



                        Richard G. Stilwell

                        General USA (Ret.)

                        Acting Under Secretary of Defense

                           for Policy



Enclosures - 2

1. References

2. DD Form 2275



           REFERENCES, continued



(e)  DoD 5200.1-R, "Information Security Program Regulation,"

October 1980, authorized by DoD Directive 5200.1, "DoD

Information Security Program," November 29, 1978

(f)  DoD Directive 5210.50, "Investigation of and Disciplinary

Action Connected with Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified

Defense Information," April 29, 1966

(g)  DoD Directive 5210.48, "The Conduct of Polygraph Examinations

and the Selection, Training and Supervision of DoD Polygraph

Examiners October 6, 1975



                                 No. _______

                                 COPY_____



NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL INFORMATION Notice The attached

document contains classified National Security Council Information.

It is to be read and discussed only by persons authorized by law.



Your signature acknowledges you are such a person and you

promise you will show or discuss information contained in the

document only with persons who are authorized by law to have access

to this document.



Persons handling this document acknowledge he or she knows and

understands the security law relating thereto and will cooperate

fully with any lawful investigation by the United States Government

into any unauthorized disclosure of classified information contained

herein.



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