Why Didn’t My SCIF/SAPF Get Accredited?

A look at the build-on-risk model To “build on risk” is to construct a high-security facility (like a SCIF or SAPF) without having a government sponsor. Most of the time, a company will build a facility on risk in anticipation of a contract or program being awarded

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The Pros and Cons of Modular Construction

Why you would and wouldn’t want to use modular construction for your next high-security facility Over the last few decades, modular options have become a standard solution across many commercial implementations. But in the last decade, interest in modular construction has drastically increased specifically for secure facilities.

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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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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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