NAVY - SECNAV M-5510.36
INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||1 June 2006|
This policy manual applies to all official information that has been determined, under reference (a) or any predecessor Order, to require protection against unauthorized disclosure and is so designated by an appropriate classifying authority. This policy manual incorporates the policies of documents referenced in paragraph 1-1.1b and refers to other directives listed at the end of each chapter that relate to the protection of classified information. Each chapter also lists related documents governing other classified programs, controlled unclassified information, and the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
This policy manual establishes the Department of the Navy (DON) Information Security Program (ISP). The ISP applies uniform, consistent, and cost-effective policies and procedures to the classification, safeguarding, transmission and destruction of classified information. This policy manual also provides guidance on security education and the industrial security program. The term "classified information" is used throughout this policy manual to describe classified material in any matter, document, product, or substance on or in which classified information is recorded or embodied, including that classified information that resides on classified Information Technology (IT) systems.
It implements the ISP within the DON in compliance with references (a) through (d), and also implements specific requirements of references (e) through (g).
This policy manual applies to all personnel, military and civilian, assigned to or employed by any element of the DON, and includes cleared contractor visitors working under the purview of a commanding officer. Personnel are individually responsible for compliance. This policy manual establishes the minimum standards for classifying, safeguarding, transmitting and destroying classified information as required by higher authority.
Military personnel are subject to disciplinary action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or criminal penalties under applicable Federal Statutes, as well as administrative sanctions, if they knowingly, willfully or negligently violate the provisions of this policy manual.
Civilian employees are subject to criminal penalties under applicable Federal Statutes, as well as administrative sanctions, if they knowingly, willfully or negligently violate the provisions of this policy manual.