completed in your imaging facility. In order for your
imaging facility to operate efficiently, you must follow
the procedures that regulate job control and other
chapter is intended as an introduction only. A more
in-depth understanding of Navy imaging administrative
procedures are found in the Navy Visual Information
strict guidelines when handling classified material.
There is no allowance for mistakes. Become thoroughIy
familiar with the standard operating procedures
established in your imaging facility.
information. This information is stored in books and
files, it accumulates in reports, it is gathered by
intelligence activities, and it is transferred in the form of
letters, messages, photographs, and audio and video
recordings. This information is sifted and organized in
the minds of the people directing the war effort and those
keeping the peace. Much of this information is
extremely valuable to our enemies, and, therefore, must
be classified and safeguarded in the interest of national
Therefore, you MUST become aware of the importance
tained in the Department of the Navy Information and
Security Program Regulation, OPNAVINST 5510.1
(series). A copy of this regulation is available in every
maintained or handled. Refer to this regulation
frequently to make sure you safeguard properly
regarding the proper disposition of classified
the responsibility of all military personnel to safeguard
classified information is permitted only to those persons
who actually require it in the performance of their duties.
This principle is referred to as the "need to know" and
is a prerequisite for access to classified information.
Access to classified material is not automatically
granted because a person has the proper clearance, holds
a particular billet, or is sufficiently senior in authority.
Access is granted only if the criteria of proper clearance
and "need to know" are both met.
designations. These three designations, in descending
order of importance, are Top Secret, Secret, and
Confidential. No other designation is used to classify
defense matters that require protection in the interest of
of protection. The Top Secret classification is applied
only to information or material that is paramount to
national security and the unauthorized disclosure of
which could reasonably be expected to cause
exceptionally grave damage to the national security.
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