An overview of E366 testing and more for SCIFs and SAPFs When you’re discussing classified information, you can’t risk it being overheard. Because of this, acoustic protection is a crucial part of security for a SCIF or SAPF. Depending on where your facility is built, your Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA) or Accrediting Official (AO) will determine what risk you face and what … [Read more...] about How Does Acoustic Testing Work for SCIFs?
How to know if outsourced Site Security Manager support is right for your project The Site Security Manager (SSM) is a central role to the completion of a SCIF or SAPF project. While the role does need to be filled by someone in-house, you can outsource SSM support services, which can help take over some of the SSM’s major responsibilities and offer guidance and expertise in other areas. So in … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing SSM Responsibilities
An overview and tips to help you complete your FFC For any SCIF or SAPF construction projects, the ICD 705 Technical Specifications, or Tech Spec, requires that the Site Security Manager (SSM) completes a Fixed Facility Checklist (FFC) and submits it to the Accrediting Official (AO). This is a form that needs to be completed in full for every project seeking accreditation under the ICD 705. … [Read more...] about How to Fill Out Your Fixed Facility Checklist
How to cross the finish line with your SCIF or SAPF project Accreditation is the ultimate end point of SCIF or SAPF construction. The last thing you want is to invest time and money into the construction only to stumble at the finish line and not have your facility accredited by your Accrediting Official (AO). But the process of SCIF accreditation doesn’t begin when you finish your … [Read more...] about How Does the SCIF Accreditation Process Work?
Understand how to get your Closed Area accredited with this guide https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q3hK1Vgonbw Closed Areas, now known as Open Storage Areas in the new NISPOM rule, have less strict standards of accreditation than SCIFs or SAPFs, but you still want to take steps to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Closed Area standards are dictated by the National Security Program … [Read more...] about The Closed Area Accreditation Process
Tips for success when building a Closed Area to house classified information A Closed Area, now known as an open storage area under 32 CFR Part 117, is a type of facility that falls under the long-standing document, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). The NISPOM was previously a Department Of Defense Manual (DoDM) and is now a federal rule. It was created to provide … [Read more...] about Best Practices for Developing a NISPOM Closed Area
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)
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)?