The top factors and applications that increase the price of building a SCIF https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ge-iPg8FuF8 There’s a lot more to building a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF, pronounced “skiff”) than you might think—at the very least, it requires physical security, acoustic protections, visual controls, mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems, electronic access … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost To Build a SCIF or SAPF?
Navigate and avoid the most common hurdles in the SCIF/SAPF accreditation process. The final step in having an operating Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF, pronounced “skiff”) is getting it approved for accreditation. Oftentimes, SCIF building projects can come up against hurdles in the accreditation phase that result in costly delays. According to the ICD 705 Tech Spec, the … [Read more...] about SCIF Accreditation Hurdles and How To Overcome Them
Four reasons to select the design-build project delivery method for your SCIF or SAPF If you’re looking to build a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) or Special Access Program Facility (SAPF), you have two main options when it comes to the project delivery method: the traditional route of design/bid/build or the design/build method. The most important thing to consider when … [Read more...] about Why to Choose Design/Build for Your Secure Facility
Containerized secure facilities, made by building out ISO shipping containers, can be the best option for a SCIF or SAPF if your priorities are speed, simplified acquisition or relocatability. A SCIF, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, is a U.S. government–accredited facility where Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) can be stored, discussed or electronically processed. A … [Read more...] about Top Three Benefits of Container SCIFs
Five tips for creating an effective and clear CSP for your ICD 705 project https://www.youtube.com/embed/azQGnpMO6wM The construction security plan (CSP) establishes the security protections for the design and construction of a SCIF or SAPF project. A required document in the ICD 705 Tech Spec, the CSP is critical in making sure a project site stays protected from potential threats through … [Read more...] about Tips for Developing a Construction Security Plan (CSP)
So you just learned you need to build a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF, pronounced "skiff") but aren’t quite sure where to start? It’s not quite as simple as “build it and they will come.” Without the proper pre-construction steps and information in order, your SCIF construction could have costly delays. Ask yourself the questions below to ensure your facility is on the right … [Read more...] about Questions to Answer Before Building a SCIF
With COVID-19 numbers still climbing around the country, remote work isn’t going away just yet. Until you return to the office, how you handle your company’s sensitive information—especially in a shared home—is critical. Share these resources and best practices with your security teams to ensure your information stays protected. Security Begins at Home Our newest security awareness poster, … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Handling Sensitive Information at Home
Understand the responsibilities and requirements of a Site Security Manager on a secure construction project When constructing a secure facility, a Site Security Manager (SSM) is a critical, necessary role for the facility’s accreditation. An SSM serves as a subject matter expert (SME) and performs quality control for the customer, ensuring the construction site remains secure throughout the … [Read more...] about What Is a Site Security Manager (SSM)?
Weigh the pros and cons of FSO outsourcing to determine the right fit for your secure facility's needs. A facility security officer (or FSO) is a required position for defense contractors looking to establish and maintain a facility clearance (FCL) and its associated classified program. And when looking to hire an FSO, you typically have two options: outsource most of the duties or keep the … [Read more...] about Facility Security Officer Duties: Outsource vs. In-House