The Information Security (INFOSEC) Program establishes policies, procedures, and requirements to protect classified and controlled unclassified information (CUI) that, if disclosed, could cause damage to national security.

Marking Classified Information

Marking Classified Information
PDF icon April 2017, 41 pages. This job aid provides the requirements and methods for marking classified documents and other classified materials. It address general marking requirements, marking originally classified information, marking derivatively classified information, marking special types of documents and materials, changes in markings, marking foreign government information, and marking Atomic Energy information.

Senior Agency Official Annual Self-Inspection Report

Senior Agency Official Annual Self-Inspection Report
PDF icon August 2015, 9 pages. This job aid is designed to assist personnel to accurately complete the Senior Agency Official Annual Self-Inspection Report to ensure enough granularity is included in the report's details when it is submitted to USD(I) as required by E.O. 13526, Title 32, CFR Part 2001.60, and DoD Manual 5200.01, Volume 1. The target audience includes DoD civilian and military personnel designated or assigned to complete the report.

Basic Guide to Information Security

Basic Guide to Information Security
PDF icon March 2015, 10 pages. This job aid provides simple and direct information, guidance, and procedures for protecting classified information at one's organization. The target audience includes cleared DoD and contractor personnel who may not be security professionals but may be assigned security-related duties at their organization.

Derivative Classification Training

Derivative Classification Training
PDF icon December 2014, 17 pages. The CDSE has provided this training document that derivative classifiers are required to have training once every two years on the proper application of the derivative classification principles of the order with an emphasis on avoiding over-classification. It is designed for wide dissemination as a hand-out for use by security managers and derivative classifiers. This job aid also provides an overview of the approved security classification documents that assist in analyzing and evaluating information for identification of elements that require classification.

Dissemination of Classified Information Within and Outside of the Executive Branch

Dissemination of Classified Information Within and Outside of the Executive Branch
PDF icon December 2014. Trifold brochure. Dissemination of Classified Information Within and Outside of the Executive Branch.

NOFORN/REL TO - A Quick Reference Guide to Two Dissemination Controls

NOFORN/REL TO - A Quick Reference Guide to Two Dissemination Controls
PDF icon July 2014. Trifold brochure. NOFORN/REL TO - A Quick Reference Guide to Two Dissemination Controls.

Seven Step Plan of Action for Writing Classification Guides

Seven Step Plan of Action for Writing Classification Guides
PDF icon June 2014, 11 pages. The purpose of this job aid is to provide examples and scenarios associated with guidance found in DoD Manual 5200.45, "Instructions for Developing Security Classification Guides," April 2, 2013. The job aid describes processes and decisions an Original Classification Authority (OCA) must complete when creating a Security Classification Guide (SCG).

Original Classification Authority Desktop Reference

Original Classification Authority Desktop Reference
PDF icon July 2012, 13 pages. This guide outlines the steps in the original classification process that Original Classification Authorities (OCAs) must adhere to when determining classification decisions.