Facility Security Officer (FSO) Toolkit
This toolkit will quickly point you to the resources you need to help you perform your role as a Facility Security Officer (FSO). Do you have a question about how to do something or need more information about a topic? Select a category below to start accessing resources.

FSO Training

Key Entities for FSOs

Key Resources for FSOs

Information about Working on Classified Contracts

 

Facility Clearance

 

Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)

Personnel Clearances

 

Forms

Personnel Security Systems

Key Management Personnel

Industrial Security Letters

  • ISL-2011-04 PDF icon (September 23, 2011):
    • (1-302a) Adverse Information
  • ISL 2011-02 PDF icon (April 12, 2011):
    • (2-208) Acceptable Proof of Citizenship
  • ISL 2010-01 PDF icon (January 28, 2010):
    • #1 (NISPOM 1-204) Cooperation with Federal Agencies and Officially Credentialed Representatives of those Agencies
    • #2 Security Management Office (SMO) Contact Information in JPAS
    • #3(2-208) Acceptable Proof of Citizenship
    • #5 (6-104a) Release of JPAS Records
  • ISL 2009-02 PDF icon (June 6, 2009):
    • #2 (2-205) Pre-employment Clearance Action
  • ISL 2006-02 PDF icon (August 22, 2006):
    • #8 (2-200) Personnel Security Clearances (PCLs), the Internet, and Job Seeking (ISL 03L-1 #13)
    • #9 (2-201) Interim Access to JPAS - Based on a National Agency Check (NAC) (ISL 03L-1 #11)
    • #10 (2-201) Fingerprint Cards Not Required for Periodic Reinvestigations (ISL 05L-1 #7)
    • #11 (2-210) Access Limitations of an LAA
    • #12 (2-212) PCL/FCL Requirements for Self-Employed Consultants (ISL03L-1 #6)
    • #13 (3-105) SF 312 Date in JPAS (ISL 05L-1 #6)
    • #14 (3-105) Q&A – SF-312 (ISL 02L-1 #18)
  • ISL 2006-01 PDF icon (April 14, 2006):
    • #3 (2-200) Joint Personnel Adjudications System (JPAS)
    • #4 (2-200 and 2-211) Interim PCLs
    • #5 (2-202) Completion of Electronic SF86

Safeguarding and Handling Classified Information

Information Security

Transmission and Transportation

Physical Security

Forms

Notices

Industrial Security Letters

  • ISL 2014-03 PDF icon (April 22, 2014):
    • #1 (5-301) GSA Storage Equipment
    • #2 (5-901) CSA Approval of IDS
    • #3 (5-902) Central Monitoring Stations
  • ISL 2014-01 PDF icon (April 14, 2014): GSA Carriers for the Overnight Delivery of SECRET & CONFIDENTIAL Classified Information
  • ISL 2013-06 PDF icon (October 4, 2013)
    • Derivative Classification
  • ISL 2012-04 PDF icon (August 7, 2012)
    • #1 (5-301) General Services Administration (GSA) Storage Equipment
    • #2 (5-303) SECRET Storage
    • #3 (5-306b) Open Shelf or Bin Storage
  • ISL 2011-03 PDF icon (05/09/11) Disclosure of Classified Information Between Parent and Subsidiaries Within a Corporate Family
  • ISL 2006-02 PDF icon (August 22, 2006)
    • #1 (1-200) Security for Wireless Devices, Services and Technologies
    • #15 (5-306a) Structural Integrity of Close Areas (Reissue of ISL 03L-1 #4)
    • #17 (5-309b) Changing Combinations (ISL 89L-2 Q&A)
    • #18 (5-408 and 5-409) General Services Administration Carriers for Overnight Delivery of SECRET and CONFIDENTIAL Classified Information within the Continental United States (revised from ISL 97L-1 #7)
    • #19 (5-902) Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) Monitoring Over Data Networks (ISL05L-1 #11)
  • ISL 2006-01 PDF icon (April 14, 2006)
    • #8 (4-107 and 4-216a) Material Marked for Automatic Declassification
    • #9 (5-200) Information Management System
    • #10 (5-202) Receiving Classified Material
    • #11 (5-202 and 5-401) Package Receipts and Receipt and Dispatch Records
    • #12 (5-306) Securing Closed Areas
    • #13 (5-306) Self-Approval Authority
    • #14 (5-311) Container Repairs
    • #15 (5-412 and 10-402) Escorts and Transfers of Freight

Disposal and Destruction of Classified Information

Classified Visits

Classified Meetings

International Visit Requests

Industrial Security Letters

  • ISL 2010-01 PDF icon (January 28, 2010):
    • #5 (6-104a) Release of JPAS Records
  • ISL 2006-02 PDF icon (August 22, 2006):
    • #20 (6-104) Visit Authorization Letters for the Department of Energy (DoE) (ISL03L-1 #10)
  • ISL 2006-01 PDF icon (April 14, 2006):
    • #16 (6-104) Visitor Authorization

Self-Inspections

Security Review

  • ISL 2006-02 PDF icon (August 22, 2006)
    • #2 (1-206) Security Review Ratings

​Reporting

Industrial Security Letters

  • ISL 2013-05 PDF icon (July 2, 2013): Applicability of National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Paragraph 1-301 Reporting Requirements to Cyber Intrusions
  • ISL 2011-04 PDF icon (September 23, 2011 / Revised July 15, 2020):
    • (1-302a) Adverse Information
  • ISL 2009-03 PDF icon (November 17, 2009): What Constitutes a Reportable Material Change Under NISPOM 1-302g (5) or a Reportable Significant Change under Paragraph 2-302?
  • ISL 2006-02 PDF icon (August 22, 2006):
    • #3 (1-302) Reporting Participation in Rehabilitation Programs as Adverse Information
    • #4 (1-301, 1-302, 1-303, 1-304) Reports Submitted to the CSA
    • #5 (1-303 and 4-218) Notification to Recipients Regarding the Inadvertent Dissemination of Classified as Unclassified
 

Key Resources for FSOs

Training to Offer Employees

Associations

For additional Security Education and Training resources visit our Security Education and Training Awareness (SETA) toolkit.

General International Resources

Key Entities

Incoming International Visits

Outgoing International Visits

  • Outgoing Classified Visit Process (website contains information & forms) External Link Icon
    • Request for Visit (RFV) & Instructions
    • Country Specific Visit RFV
    • NATO Security Clearance Certificate (NSCC) Instructions & Form

Security Assurances for Cleared Individuals and Facilities

  • References (website contains information & forms) External Link Icon
    • Limited Access Authorizations (LAAs) for Non-U.S. Citizens
    • NATO Security Clearance Certificate (NSCC) Verifications for Foreign Nationals
    • Facility Security Clearance (FSC) Verification Requests to Foreign Governments
    • NATO Facility Security Clearance Certificate (FSCC) Requests from NATO Agencies

Industrial Security Letters

  • ISL 2013-03 PDF icon (March 20, 2013): Transfer of Defense Articles to Australia without a License or Other Written Authorization
  • ISL 2006-02 PDF icon (August 22, 2006)
    • (10-102) Bilateral Security Agreements
    • (10-307, 10-509 and Appendix C) Definitions of "Foreign National" and "U.S. Person"
    • (10-306) Q&A re Storage of Foreign Government Information on an Information System
    • (10-508c) Q&A re CSA Notification of Assignment of Foreign Nationals to US Contractor Facilities
    • (10-508d) Q&A re Technology Control Plan (TCP) Requirement When Foreign Nationals are Assigned to US Contractor Facilities
  • ISL 2006-01 PDF icon (April 14, 2006)
    • (10-303) Foreign Government RESTRICTED Information and "In Confidence" Information
    • (10-401) International Transfers of Classified Material
    • (10-702) NATO Restricted

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