2CLASSIFIED MATTER PROTECTION AND CONTROL (CMPC) TRAINING Module 6033 Rev.F3 Presented byWastren EnergX Missions Support, LLCunder contract toDepartment of Energy – Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office
3PURPOSETo provide comprehensive Classified Matter Protection and Control (CMPC) training to personnel requiring “Full Access” to classified information or matter.
4ISMSThe Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) is a systematic, common sense approach to working safely. The objective of ISMS is to integrate working safely into management and work practices at all levels, addressing all types of work and all types of hazards to ensure safety for the workers, the public, and the environment. ISMS integrates working safely into planning and execution of work.
6OBJECTIVES To understand: access requirements levels of classification protection requirementsstorage requirementstransmitting requirementsreproduction requirementsdestruction requirementsdocument markingshand carry contingency plan
7SUCCESSYou must obtain a score of 80% on the test. Prior to taking the test it is recommended that you:review FSS/PORTS-4111 R2, Classified Matter Protection and Control Program Manual for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Piketon, Ohioreview this slide presentation
8RESOURCESThe following resources may be referenced to assist you further in understanding CMPC requirements:DOE O 471.6, Chg.1, Information SecurityDOE O 473.3, Protection Program OperationsDOE O 472.2, Chg.2, Personnel SecurityAtomic Energy Act of 1954, as amendedExecutive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information10 CFR 824.4, Procedural Rules for the Assessment of Civil Penalties for Classified Information Security ViolationsDOE O 475.2B, Identifying Classified InformationDOE CMPC Marking Resource, dated June 2012
9POINT OF CONTACT FOR CMPC If you have questions or need support concerning the content of the CMPC program contact Wayne Conley, CMPC POC, at (740) or
10PROECDURES ON CMPCThe following procedures and manual are available on the WEMS intranet site or by request through the CMPC POC:FSS-4112, Handling and Control of Classified MatterFSS-4110, Classification and Information ControlFSS-4250, Limiting Access to Classified InformationFSS-4321, Maintenance and Use of Classified Parts and Materials Storage AreasFSS/PORTS-4111/R2, Classified Matter Protection and Control Program Manual for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Piketon, Ohio
11CLASSIFIED MATTERClassified matter is defined as anything in physical form that contains or reveals classified information such as:classified equipment, components, parts, tooling, gauges, liquids, powder, scrap, molds, and packaging container insertsclassified documents or electronic mediaThe protection and control of classified information or matter is critical to national security.
12CLASSIFIED INFORMATION Classified information is defined as any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form or characteristics, that has been determined pursuant to executive order, regulation or statute to meet classification requirements.Do not assume that unmarked documents or casual conversations are not potentially classified. If content is reviewed or discussed that is close to a classified topical area consult with a Derivative Classifier.
13WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION? Classification is the process of identifying information requiring protection in the interest of national security against unauthorized disclosure and determining the level of importance of that informationOriginal classification is the initial determination that information requires protection as National Security Information under the provisions of Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security InformationDerivative classification is the determination that information is, in substance, the same as information currently classified
14RESPONSIBLITYPersonnel with security clearances are responsible for the following:Adhering to all CMPC requirements specified in local procedures, plans, and DOE directivesMaintaining CMPC trainingImmediately notifying WEMS Security of any suspected compromise of classified matter or other incidents of security concern (IOSC)Reporting any discovery or suspicion of unauthorized use of surveillance devices to the technical surveillance countermeasures officer (see contact list)Ensuring that all projects or planning associated with classified information or matter are reviewed for concurrence by the organizational Facility Security Officer (FSO) and CMPC program manager and approved by the Officially Designated Security Authority (ODSA)Protect classified matterEach company on site has a designated FSO responsible for administering the requirements of the safeguards and security program.
15NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT When a DOE security clearance is granted, individuals sign an SF-312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement before accessing classified matter which states:“…I am obligated to comply with laws and regulations that prohibit the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.”Cleared individuals who violate rules, regulations or orders pertaining to the safeguarding of classified information are subject to a civil penalty and possible criminal prosecution which could result in the issuance of a security infraction or violation that could lead to:the loss of your clearance,the loss of your job, andpossible imprisonmentI agree not to disclose classified information
16Classification reviews CLASSIFICATION OFFICER (CO)The classification officer (CO) is the authority for all classification matters at PORTS and provides the following:Establishing and administering policies, procedures, and programs on classificationTraining and appointing Derivative Classifiers (DCs) who have expertise, and education in their subject areasRecommending appointment of Derivative Declassifiers (DDs)Performing mandatory review of all information containing technical, scientific, or operational information prior to release to the public, presentation to congress, or widespread distributionClassification reviews
17DERIVATIVE CLASSIFIER (DC) A derivative classifier (DC) is an individual authorized to determine that matter is unclassified or classified as Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information, or National Security Information. All DCs must:Have a current appointment by the CO based on appropriate technical, scientific, or operational knowledge and experience within a specific subject areaProvide guidance to individuals on classified or potentially classified subjects based on appropriate classification guidance criteriaMaintain training as provided by the CODerivative classifiers provide guidance only and are not authorized to approve for public release or wide-spread distribution.
18Sample of downgraded document DERIVATIVE DECLASSIFIER (DD)A derivative declassifier (DD) is an individual authorized to apply the appropriate classification guidance criteria to downgrade or declassify the classification level and category of the matter. The DD’s authority to derivatively declassify documents or matter containing scientific, technical, or operational information is limited to defined subject areas. A DD must:Have a current appointment (from DOE) based on having the appropriate technical, scientific, or operational knowledge and experience within a specific subject area, as well as having successfully completed training provided by DOE HQPrepare a written notice if a document is downgraded or declassifiedEnsure the declassification of a document is reviewed and agreed upon by a second DD or the COFOR TRAINING ONLYSample of downgraded document
19ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED MATTER Access is the ability or opportunity to gain knowledge of classified information. Only personnel who have an appropriate access authorization (security clearance) and need-to-know are permitted access to classified matter:Prior to personnel being granted access to classified information (e.g., access to VTR documents, access to classified computer, etc.), a manager (with a DOE security clearance) must determine the need-to-know and submit (on behalf of the recipient) FSSF-4206, Authorization for Access to Classified Information to WEMS security for final approvalAccess will not be given solely on the virtue of the individual’s office, position, or security clearance.
20Have a questioning attitude WHO ESTABLISHES A PERSON’S NEED-TO-KNOW?A need-to-know is a determination made by an authorized holder of classified or unclassified controlled information that a prospective recipient requires access to specific classified or unclassified controlled information in the performance of official or contractual dutiesHave a questioning attitudeAccess to classified information (and special nuclear material) at all DOE sites must be predicated upon a valid need-to-know.
21CLASSIFICATION CATEGORIES AND LEVELS Categories of Classified InformationRestricted DataFormerly Restricted DataNational Security InformationTransclassified Foreign Nuclear InformationLevels of Classification (listed in descending order of sensitivity)Top SecretSecretConfidential
22RESTRICTED DATARestricted Data is any information classified under the Atomic Energy Act that concerns:the design, manufacture, or utilization of nuclear weaponsthe production of special nuclear materialthe use of special nuclear material in the production of energy
23FORMERLY RESTRICTED DATA Formerly Restricted Data is any information classified under the Atomic Energy Act and removed from the RD category through a joint determination by the DOE and the DOD that the information:is related primarily to the military utilization of nuclear weapons andcan be adequately safeguarded in a manner similar to NSI
24NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION National Security Information (NSI) is any information that has been determined under Executive Order (E.O.) 13526, or any predecessor E.O. to require protection against unauthorized disclosure and that is marked to indicate its classified status when contained in a document.
25TRANSCLASSIFIED FOREIGN NUCLEAR INFORMATION Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information (TFNI) is any information concerning the atomic energy programs of other nations that has been removed from the Restricted Data category for use by the intelligence community and is safeguarded as NSI under E.O
26Coversheet for TOP SECRET Top Secret information is any information that the unauthorized disclosure of could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.Coversheet for TOP SECRETCurrently PORTS does not contain any classified information at the Top Secret level.
27SECRETSecret information is any information that the unauthorized disclosure of could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the national security.Coversheet for SECRET
28Coversheet for CONFIDENTIAL Confidential information is any information that the unauthorized disclosure of could reasonably be expected to cause damage to national security.Coversheet for CONFIDENTIAL
29Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information WHAT LEVEL AND CATEGORY CAN I ACCESS?This matrix shows the level and category that authorized personnel may access with the appropriate security clearance and need-to-know.RDFRDNSI/Transclassified Foreign Nuclear InformationTop SecretQSecretQ or LConfidentialSecret Restricted Data (SRD or S/RD) requires at a minimum, a Q-clearance.
30REQUESTING A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW AND DETERMINATION All personnel generating matter that has the potential to contain classified information must:request classification guidance from a DC prior to beginning the task of creating any documentsprotect drafts at the highest classification level and category of the subject area until reviewed by a DCIf matter is potentially classified all work must be performed on an approved classified computer. See WEMS cyber security for assistance with access to the classified computer.Classified working papers and drafts must be generated on an approved National Security System (NSS) classified computer in accordance with FSS-4116, Use and Administration of Classified Computing Systems.
31WORKING PAPERS/DRAFTS All working papers (drafts) identified to be associated with classified subject areas must be generated on an authorized classified computer system and handled appropriately. Protect the working paper (even in draft) at the highest potential classification level and category of information that you believe is in the document until a formal review has been conducted by a Derivative Classifier or Classification Officer. Apply appropriate classified coversheets and ensure the actual working paper is marked with the highest potential classification level as well as being marked as “DRAFT” Regardless, the document must be reviewed no later than 180 days after its creation.Obtain a preliminary determination of the working paper prior to beginning work.
32CHALLENGING CLASSIFICATION DECISIONS Every employee is encouraged and expected to challenge the classification of information, documents, or material that he or she believes is improperly classified. This includes any classification decision that you believe was made in error. Challenges should be directed to your site Classification Office or classification POC.Employees are not subject to repercussions for submitting a classification challenge.
33PROTECTION AND CONTROL REQUIREMENTS Classified matter, regardless of date or agency of origin, must be marked to indicate at least the classification level and category (if RD or FRD).The originator of a document must ensure the document is marked to comply with the DOE marking requirements. Classified documents must be marked with the following elements:Originator identificationDate of origin (or revision)Classifier informationClassification levelClassification category (if RD or FRD)Caveats (if any)Subject or title markingsPortion markings (if NSI)Unique ID number (if accountable)
34MARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY MARKING EXAMPLESClassifier marking must be placed on “first page” of the document, whether the cover page, title page, or first page of text and should be placed in the lower left corner.Derivative Declassifier Review Stamp should be close to NSI Classifier Stamp, preferably above it, but as close as possibleClassification Marking Layout for Derivatively Classified NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION DocumentsMARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
35MARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY MARKING EXAMPLESMARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
36MARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY MARKING EXAMPLESMARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
37MARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY MARKING EXAMPLESMARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
38MARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY MARKING EXAMPLESMARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
39MARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY MARKING EXAMPLESMARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
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41MARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY MARKING EXAMPLESMARKINGS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY
42MARKING DOCUMENTSDocument markings must be clearly distinguishable from the informational text. The following resources may assist you on proper placement of markings:DOE CMPC Marking ResourceClassification OfficerDerivative Classifier
43WHAT IS A COVER SHEET?A coversheet is a paper that is developed to protect classified information from inadvertent disclosure and to alert observers to the classification level in the attached documentmust be placed on a classified document when it is removed from a repository, vault, or vault-type-room (VTR) and must remain on the document until it is returned to storageThe coversheet indicates the highest level of classification contained in the documentSF Top SecretSF SecretSF Confidential
44CAN CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS BE REPRODUCED? Classified documents may only be reproduced on copiers designated for classified reproduction via FSSF-4105, Reproduction Machine Authorization for Duplication of Classified Documents. This form must be posted conspicuously above or attached to the copier.Classified copiers must be authorized by WEMS security prior to being designated for classified reproduction.
45REPRODUCTION PROCEDURE Procedural steps for making classified copies are:Ensure that classified document(s) to be copied contain no caveat markings requiring written approval from the originatorEnsure no one in the area is uncleared or lacking the appropriate security clearanceLimit copies to the minimum needed. Accountable copies must be processed by WEMS Records Management Document Control (RMDC)Run three blank pages through the copier after copying is completeIf two-sided copying ensure all paper trays are inspected for residual classified matterShred all misfeeds or excess copies in an approved classified shredderDouble check the copying area when finished to ensure no classified matter remainsAll copies of classified matter must be appropriately marked and handled.
46HOW CAN CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BE COMMUNICATED? Communicating classified information must be done by secure means. This can be accomplished by transmitting via a secure terminal equipment (STE) whether telephonically and/or by facsimile. The recipient of your transmittal must also have similar approved equipment (e.g., STE). Contact the CMPC POC for assistance.
47HAND CARRYING CLASSIFIED MATTER Any individual who hand carries classified matter must possess the need-to- know and a clearance appropriate to the level and category of matter being transported, be traveling in the course of official company business, and be current in Classified Matter Protection and Control (CMPC) Training, Module This person must:continuously maintain classified matter in their possession until appropriately secured in an approved vault, vault-type room (VTR), or General Services Administration (GSA) security container;ensure that only the information absolutely essential for the review or meeting is taken; anddo not open or review classified matter outside of an approved security area (e.g., LA, VTR, etc.)
48HAND CARRYING CLASSIFIED MATTER ONSITE Within a limited area (LA):Personnel may hand carry classified matter inside a LA within a red (designated for Secret) or blue (designated for Confidential) classified mailing envelope or in a red or blue classified file folder marked with the highest classification level contained in the document(s). A blue envelope or folder may not be used for classified matter classified as Secret. An appropriate coversheet must be attached to the document.Outside of the LA:Personnel may hand carry classified matter from one LA to another LA between recognized security areas (i.e., property protection area, general access area, controlled access area) as long as matter is “double-wrapped” (enclosed in opaque material). The following containers/packaging may be used:Sealed Envelopes (prepared commensurate with mailing classified matter)Locked Briefcase/ContainerTamper-Indicating Bags/EnvelopesContainers or packaging used for hand carrying classified matter must indicate the classified mailing address of the carrier.
49HAND CARRYING CLASSIFIED MATTER OFFSITE Hand carrying classified matter outside the PORTS reservation is discouraged and shall be authorized only after a determination has been made that:An unusual situation warrants such actionThe classified matter is not available at the destinationTime does not permit transmission by other authorized methodsThe classified matter can be properly handled and protected during transportThe transport can be successfully completed during the same dayThe classified matter can be appropriately stored at the destinationFSSF-4107, Authority to Transport Classified Matter Outside PORTS Facilities , must be submitted by your FSO to be approved by the WEMS security manager.
50HAND CARRY CONTINGENCY PLAN Personnel authorized to hand carry classified matter off-site must adhere to the requirements listed in the hand carry contingency plan. This plan provides contingent measures in the case that emergent issues (e.g., traffic conditions, weather emergencies, unexpected facility closings, etc.) occur that may hinder the successful delivery of classified matter to its intended destination.Contingency steps are:Contact the WEMS security manager and inform him/her of the situation if there will be an unusual delay in delivering classified matter.Contact the CMPC POC at to discuss potential alternatives to secure classified matter.Apply common sense when facing emergency circumstances (such as natural disaster, terrorist attack, city evacuation, or any circumstances where appropriate storage or delivery as described above is absolutely not possible) until classified matter is appropriately secured. In such emergencies, keep the WEMS security manager informed, and in all cases, you will be required to provide a report of the incident as soon as you return to PORTS.If you lose or misplace any classified matter, or if it is compromised or possibly compromised, you must report the situation immediately to the WEMS security manager at or If the incident occurs during non-working hours, you must notify, as soon as practical, the PSS at If the incident occurs while you are attending classified meetings at other DOE or government facilities, you should also inform that facility’s security officer or the security officer responsible for the meeting.
51Inner and outer envelopes MAILING OR SHIPPING CLASSIFIED MATTERClassified matter must be appropriately prepared (e.g., marked, double wrapped, sealed, etc.) and processed by WEMS RMDC prior to shipment. WEMS RMDC will ensure that recipient has an approved classified mailing address (CMA).Inner and outer envelopesWEMS RMDC will process all external mail commensurate with the steps identified in FSSF-4120, Mailing & Packaging Classified Documents Off-Site Check sheet.
52Preparing for Shipment CLASSIFIED SHIPMENTSShipments for classified components that cannot be processed by WEMS RMDC due to size or other considerations (e.g., converters, compressors, radioactive waste, etc.) must be handled in accordance with the WEMS security transportation plan. Contact WEMS security at ext to access the security plan.Preparing for Shipment
53WHERE CAN CLASSIFIED MATTER BE STORED? Classified matter must be stored within the minimum protection level of an LA as follows:Inside a locked General Services Administration (GSA)-approved security container (repository) that has been approved by WEMS securityInside an approved vault or vault-type-roomAuthorized (nonconforming) storage areasNonconforming storage must result in protection effectiveness equivalent to that provided to similar levels and categories of classified matter as approved by the Officially Designated Federal Security Authority (ODFSA) and the cognizant Headquarters program office. Equivalent security measures must be supported by analysis.
54INAPPROPRIATE STORAGE Storing money, firearms, medical items, controlled substances, precious metals, or other items susceptible to theft are prohibited inside a classified repository.
55CLASSIFIED REPOSITORY RESPONSIBILITIES Custodians of classified repositories are responsible for:controlling access to the security repository and the classified matter withingetting WEMS security approval before relocating a security repositoryensuring compliance with the CMPC requirements identified in FSS/PORTS-4111notifying WEMS security when an authorized individual needs added as a custodiannotifying WEMS security when a custodian no longer requires access (e.g., terminated, transferred, clearance downgraded, etc.)notifying WEMS security if the securing mechanisms of the repository failnotifying WEMS security when the repository is no longer neededThe combination of a classified repository or VTR is classified information. If you forget your combination contact WEMS security.
56IDENTIFYING CLASSIFIED REPOSITORIES Each classified repository shall bear an assigned number on the external portion of the repositoryRepositories shall not bear any external markings that would indicate the level of classified matter authorized to be stored within the containerThe level and category of classified matter stored in a classified repository will not be disclosed in s or other forms of unsecured communication
57CHANGING THE COMBINATION The combination of a GSA-approved security repository must be changed:prior to initially placing a GSA-approved security container into service as a classified repositorywhen an individual who has knowledge of the combination is reassigned, transferred, or terminatedwhen the access authorization (security clearance) of a person with the combination is downgraded to a level lower than the category of matter storedWhen the access authorization (security clearance) of a person with the combination is administratively terminated, suspended, or revokedWhen a security container or its combination is compromised or suspected to have been compromised or an unlocked and unattended security container is discovered
58WHAT IS THE SF-702?The SF-702, Security Container Check Sheet provides a record of the names and times that persons have opened, closed, and checked a particular repository that holds classified information. Space is provided to collect the information about the date, time, and initials of whoever opened, closed, and checked the security container (repository). When the repository is closed it must be “double” checked to ensure that it is secure. If no one is readily available to complete the secondary check, the word “last” may be indicated for the initials and time provided on the SF-702 in lieu of a second person performing a check.The custodian, or other authorized person, shall conduct end-of-day checks at or near the end of the workday on the days that the repository, vault, or VTR may have been accessed. This check will be indicated on the SF-702 in either the “CHECKED BY” box or the “GUARD CHECK” box. Repositories maintained continuously during 24 hour operations are not required to have end-of- day checks.
60DESTRUCTION OF CLASSIFIED MATTER When classified matter is no longer required for operational, research, or historical purposes, it should be destroyed or reviewed for declassification.Custodians of classified matter must review their holdings on an on-going basis to reduce their classified matter to the minimum necessaryAdditional record keeping is required for destruction of accountable matterClassified matter shall be destroyed in accordance with records disposition schedules, including NARA, GRS, and DOE Records Schedules
61HOW CAN CLASSIFIED MATTER BE DESTROYED? The method of destruction must remove the possibility of recognition or reconstruction of the classified matter.Classified matter shall be destroyed using equipment that meets the DOE criteria for destructionDestruction methods may include: burning (not currently used at PORTS), shredding, pulping, melting, mutilating, pulverizing, chemical decomposition or burial in an authorized DOE burial facilityWEMS security shall approve all methods used for classified destruction
62HOW CAN NON-ACCOUNTABLE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS BE DESTROYED? At PORTS, destruction of non-accountable classified documents (i.e., paper, viewgraphs, photographs, etc.) can be accomplished by utilizing approved cross- cut shredders approved by WEMS security.The shredder must have signs posted indicating that the shredder is approved for classified destructionCross-cut shredders must produce a residue with a particle size not exceeding 1 mm (5/127 in.) in width by 5 mm in length (25/127 in.)The residue output shall be inspected each time destruction is effected to ensure that established requirements are met
63HOW CAN ACCOUNTABLE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS BE DESTROYED? PORTS currently does not contain accountable classified information; however, should a situation occur where accountable classified information must be destroyed ensure:destruction is coordinated with WEMS RMDC and securitydestruction is witnessed by another appropriately cleared person not performing the actual destructiondestruction is completed in accordance with NARA GRS 18 and DOE records schedule
64CONTROL CLASSIFIED MATERIALS IN-USE Classified materials in use must be constantly attended by, or under the control of a person possessing the proper clearance and a need-to-knowCustodians shall take appropriate measures (i.e., access control) to prevent individuals without the appropriate clearance and a need-to-know from having visual or physical access to the materialCustodians must ensure all persons having access have completed the appropriate CMPC trainingCustodians must ensure classified material removed from processing equipment shall be concealed from view immediately after being removedCustodians must adhere to all CMPC procedures and DOE directives for protecting and controlling classified matter
65POTENTIAL CLASSIFIED SUBJECT AREA As a cleared employee/contractor at PORTS, you must constantly consider potential classified subject areas associated with your work. Before you discuss or transmit information within these subject areas ensure that a classification review has been conducted.When dealing with classified subject areas do not:attempt to talk around classified subjectsdraft documents on unclassified computersassume that everyone you are discussing or transmitting with understands or adheres to the security rulesassume open source (public) documents related to your subject area is unclassifiedrevise or add to previously reviewed documents and assume it is still unclassifiedassume that unclassified facts associated or compiled with other unclassified facts would not disclose classified informationIs this a secure area?
66SUBJECT AREAS OF CONCERN Information that you process (e.g., originate, revise, add to, etc.) must be properly evaluated to ensure that subject areas are not potentially classified information. If you are unsure on whether the information is sensitive, DO NOT PROCESS. Stop all activities and seek guidance from an authorized derivative classifier who is considered a subject matter expert in the area of your concern. Potential sensitive subject areas that should be reviewed are:Technology or equipment that is especially designed or preparedCascade operationsDimensional designs or drawings within buildingsSpecial nuclear materialsSecurity related
67ASSOCIATION AND COMPILATION Sometimes information can be classified by association or compilation when:two or more different unclassified facts are combined in a specific way resulting in a classified statement, ortwo or more different classified or unclassified facts are combined in a specific way resulting in a higher classification level or more restrictive category
68COMPROMISE OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION If you suspect that classified information may have been disclosed or compromised:Do not panicImmediately notify WEMS security in person or by secure meansDo not discuss the issue with anyone outside of WEMS security or DOE security unless directed to do so by eitherDo not send an out alerting personnel of the disclosed classified informationIf you are unable to contact WEMS security, please notify the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) and request they contact the WEMS security managerDo not panicDiscussing or transmitting (e.g., phone, , etc.) the fact that classified information was lost or compromised may be considered classified information which would be a security incident.
69NO COMMENT POLICYSometimes classified information appears in open literature, to include the public domain (e.g., newspapers, websites, speeches, etc.). The purpose of the “no comment” policy, also called GEN-16, is so that employees do not add credibility to classified information in open literature. If approached about the disclosed classified information do not comment on accuracy, classification, or technical merit.Individuals are prohibited from commenting on classified information in open literature or public domainAvoid using the phrase “no comment” because its use may implicitly reveal classified informationAppearance in open literature or public domain does not declassify the informationDo not commentThe fact that classified information is in open literature or the public domain is itself classified;therefore, you cannot comment on the technical accuracy or classification status of suchclassified information.
70PENALTIESPenalties can be assessed to companies who mishandle classified information. Civil penalties for contractor violations of classified information are issued in accordance with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations Part 824 (10 CFR Part 824). This CFR was published by the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement Section 234B of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2282B.Section 234B stipulates that a contractor or subcontractor to the DOE who violates any rule, regulation, or order relating to the safeguarding or security of Restricted Data, other classified information, or sensitive information shall be subject to a civil penalty (fine) not to exceed $110,000 per offense. In publishing 10 CFR Part 824, DOE has determined that civil penalties under Part 824 will only be assessed for violations of requirements for the protection of classified information (Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data and National Security Information). The rule does not include civil penalties relating to failure to protect sensitive but unclassified information.
71FOR PUBLIC RELEASEInformation may be released to the public if it is unclassified and not sensitive. A public release includes wide-spread distribution (e.g., distribution), posting to the internet, sharing as source documents, presentations, etc. for which anyone could gain access. Prior to public release, information must be reviewed for classification by the WEMS classification officer and export controlled information (ECI) reviewer. Submit form FSSF- 4101, Portsmouth Information Release Approval Request to the WEMS classification office to initiate formal review. Generally, information released to the public should not impact or damage:National securityGovernment interestsCompany interestsPersonal privacy
72LIFE SAFETY PRECEDENCE If an emergency is life-threatening, your health and safety takes precedence over the need to protect classified matter. For instance:If a fire occurs while a repository is open, personnel should put their safety first and secure the classified matter only if it does not endanger their safety or lifeAs soon as possible, notify security of unsecured classified matter
73SUMMARYProtecting and controlling classified matter is your responsibility.The improper handling and unauthorized disclosure of classified matter could harm National Security, our troops, and you.
74CONTACT INFORMATIONFor assistance on classification contact the following:Classification OfficerHenry ThomasX-720Derivative ClassifierDerivative DeclassifierSam EldridgeCMPC Point of ContactWayne ConleyX-1000OPSEC CoordinatorJody StrawserTSCM Officer