||DOD 5200.1-R: Information Security Program
C5.2.7. Identification of Specific Classified Information
C5.2.7. Identification of
Specific Classified Information. Every classified document must show, as
clearly as is possible, which information in it is classified and at what
level. Specific marking of each portion ("parenthetical portion marking")
shall be used.
C126.96.36.199. Each section, part, paragraph, and similar portion
of a classified document shall be marked to show the highest level of
classification of information it contains, or that it is unclassified. When
deciding whether a subportion is included in the term "similar portion," the
criterion will be whether the marking is necessary to eliminate doubt about
the classification of its contents.
C188.8.131.52.1. Portions of text shall be marked with the
appropriate abbreviation ("TS," "S," "C," or "U"), placed in parentheses
immediately before the beginning of the portion. If the portion is
numbered or lettered, place the abbreviation in parentheses between the
letter or number and the start of the text.
C184.108.40.206.1.1. Portions containing Restricted Data and
Formerly Restricted Data shall have abbreviated markings ("RD" or "FRD")
included with the classification marking, for example, "(S-RD)."
Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information shall be marked with an "N"
in separate parentheses following the portion marking: "(S-RD)(N)."
C220.127.116.11.1.2. Portions of DoD documents containing foreign
government or North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) information
shall include identification of the foreign classification in the
parenthetical marking, for example, "(UK-S)" or "(N-S)." Use the letter
"R" to identify NATO or foreign government Restricted information.
C18.104.22.168.1.3. The abbreviation "FOUO" is used to designate
unclassified portions that contain information that may be exempt from
mandatory release to the public under the Freedom of Information Act
(g)). See Appendix
3 for details.
C22.214.171.124.2. Subjects and titles of classified documents
shall be marked to show their classification. Use the same abbreviations
as for other portions, but place them in parentheses after the subject of
title. This is the only exception to the placement rule.
C126.96.36.199.3. Charts, graphs, photographs, illustrations,
figures, drawings, and similar portions of classified documents must be
marked to show their classification. Captions or titles of these portions
must also be marked.
C188.8.131.52.3.1. Charts, graphs, and similar items shall be
marked with the unabbreviated classification, or "UNCLASSIFIED," based
on the level of classified information they contain or reveal. The
marking shall be placed within the chart, graph, etc., or next to the
C184.108.40.206.3.2. Captions and titles of charts, graphs, etc.,
shall be marked as required for text portions (see subparagraph
C220.127.116.11.1., above). The marking will indicate the classification of the
caption or title, not of the chart itself. (See also paragraph
C18.104.22.168. If an exceptional situation makes individual
markings of each portion clearly impracticable, a statement may be
substituted describing which portions are classified and their level of
classification. Such a statement must identify the information as
specifically as parenthetical portion marking. For classification by
compilation, the statement required by paragraph
C5.3.3., below, meets this requirement. A waiver is not required in
C22.214.171.124. Documents containing information classified by
compilation (as described in paragraph C2.4.1.,
above) shall be marked as follows:
C126.96.36.199.1. If portions, standing alone, are unclassified,
but the document is classified by compilation, mark the portions "(U)" and
the document and pages with the classification of the compilation. You
must also add an explanation of the classification (see paragraph
C188.8.131.52.2. If individual portions are classified at one
level, but the compilation is a higher classification, mark each portion
with its own classification, and mark the document and pages with the
classification of the compilation. Cite the explanation for the
classification by compilation on the Classified By/Derived From line or
with the record copy of the material.
C184.108.40.206. Waivers of the requirements of this paragraph may be
granted only by the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office.
Waivers granted before October 14, 1995 by DoD officials are no longer
valid. Requests for waivers from DoD Components shall be forwarded to the
Principal Director (Information Warfare, Security &
Counterintelligence), ODASD(I&S) for submission to the Director, ISOO.
Waiver requests for Special Access Programs will be forwarded to the
Director, Special Programs, ODTUSD(P)PS, who will then forward them to the
Director, ISOO. The waiver request must include the following:
C220.127.116.11.1. Identification of the information or class of
documents for which the waiver is sought;
C18.104.22.168.2. A detailed explanation of why the waiver should
C22.214.171.124.3. The Component's judgment of the anticipated
dissemination of the information or class of documents for which the
waiver is sought; and
C126.96.36.199.4. The extent to which the documents subject to the
waiver may be a basis for derivative classification.