The Specialized Standards for SCIF Construction

An overview of what’s required for the construction of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) In order for a facility to be accredited by the government as a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) or SAPF (Special Access Program Facility), two key items are required: A U.S. government

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How to Obtain a Facility Clearance (FCL)

A guide to navigating the facility security clearance process The facility clearance (FCL) process can be intimidating, as can all the acronyms you encounter along the way. But it’s relatively straightforward if you’re prepared. Follow the steps outlined below, and you’ll be on your way to having

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Why Is My STC Door Not Working?

Troubleshooting tips for an acoustic door that’s not performing Acoustic doors, which are engineered to prevent a specific level of sound from transferring through (and are categorized according to a sound transmission class, or STC, test), are used for a variety of facilities, including music studios, hotels,

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How Much Does It Cost To Build a SCIF or SAPF?

The top factors and applications that increase the price of building a SCIF 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

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How to Build a SCIF Right – The First Time

The 6-Step Process to Integrating the Correct High-Security Features That Guarantee Accreditation When you set out to build a SCIF with the required high-security features it needs to get accredited, you have to do it right the first time. There’s too much on the line to get

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What is a SCIF?

Key Information You Need to Know about Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) You need to build a SCIF. But let’s face it: that’s easier said than done. The term “SCIF” stands for “Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.” SCIFs are complicated structures, and few people have a lot of experience with

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