Some New DoD Directives
The constant administrative churning of the defense policy process has yielded several notable new Department of Defense directives and instructions, such as the following.
U.S. policy on handling classified NATO information is addressed in “United States Security Authority for North Atlantic Treaty Organization Affairs” (pdf), DoD Directive 5100.55, February 27, 2006.
Continuity of military operations “under all circumstances across the spectrum of threats” is prescribed in “Defense Continuity Plan Development” (pdf), DoD Instruction 3020.42, February 17, 2006.
An updated Instruction entitled “Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Program” (pdf) was issued by Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen A. Cambone on February 22, 2006.
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