AP2.1.1. Access. The ability and opportunity to obtain
knowledge of classified information.
AP2.1.2. Acknowledged Special Access Program. A SAP whose
existence is known, to include association with another classified program
that is publicly acknowledged.
AP2.1.3. Agency. An organization specified as such in
E.O. 12958 (reference
(e)), as amended by E.O. 12972 (reference
(f)). Within the Department of Defense, this term includes the Department
of Defense and the Departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force.
AP2.1.4. Applicable Associated Markings. Markings, other
than those that designate classification level, that are required to be placed
on classified documents. These include the "classified by" line, downgrading
and declassification instructions, special control notices, Special Access
Program caveats, etc.
AP2.1.5. Automated Information System (AIS). An assembly
of computer hardware, software, or firmware configured to collect, create,
communicate, compute, disseminate, process, store, or control data or
AP2.1.6. Automatic Declassification. The declassification
of information based upon the:
AP126.96.36.199. Occurrence of a specific date or event as
determined by the original classification authority; or
AP188.8.131.52. Expiration of a maximum time frame for duration of
classification established under E.O. 12958 (reference
AP2.1.7. Carve-Out. A classified contract for which the
Defense Investigative Service has been relieved of inspection responsibility
in whole or in part.
AP2.1.8. Classification. The act or process by which
information is determined to be classified information.