This Manual is issued under the authority of DOD Directive 5200.1, "DoD
Information Security Program," June 7, 1982. The protection standards and
guidance described within this Manual are required to prevent foreign
intelligence collection and unauthorized disclosure of essential program
information, technologies and/or systems during the DoD acquisition process.
The goal of the program is to selectively and effectively apply security
countermeasures to protect essential information, reduce costs, and reduce
administrative burden of security.
This Manual applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the
Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Unified
Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG,
DoD), the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities (hereafter referred
to collectively as "the DoD Components").
This Manual is effective immediately and it is mandatory for use by all of the
DOD Components and for incorporation into those DoD contracts where it is
required. No supplementation of the requirements of this Manual is required;
however, the Heads of the DOD Components may issue supplementary instructions
when necessary to provide for unique requirements within their DoD Components.
Any additional guidance issued by the DoD Components shall be forwarded to
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Intelligence and Security)
(DASD(I&S)), within 6 months of implementation and after each subsequent
Send recommended changes to the Manual through channels to:
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command,
Communications and Intelligence
Office of the Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Intelligence and Security),
6000 Defense Pentagon
The DoD Components may obtain copies of this Manual through their own
publication channels. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited.
Authorized registered users may obtain copies of this publication from the
Defense Technical Information Center, Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA
22304-6145. Other Federal Agencies and the public may obtain copies from the
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port
Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.