physical security used to safeguard property and
material physically at Navy shore activities is discussed.
never fall into the hands of unauthorized personnel or
come within optical range of actual or possible enemies.
When working with classified matter, you must protect
it from being seen by unauthorized individuals, either
military or civilian. No person should have access to
classified material unless it is necessary for them to
carry out their official duties. Classified material must
it locked up in an authorized container.
useful, they must be destroyed. The products must never
be discarded in ordinary containers.
to the level of the material being destroyed. A record of
destruction is mandatory even when an originator states
in a document that it "may be destroyed without report."
This statement means only that the originator does not
Destruction may be recorded on OPNAV 5511/12
(Classified Material Destruction Report) or on any other
record that includes complete identification of the
material, number of copies destroyed, and the date of
destruction. The record of destruction must be signed by
the two cleared people involved in the destruction of Top
Secret materials, and the record must be retained for
accomplished by means other than shredding, the
residue must be inspected to ensure complete
Do not destroy classified materials without first
consulting your supervisor.
degrees of security, depending on their purpose, the
nature of the work, and the information and materials
involved. All security areas should be clearly marked by
signs marked Restricted Area. Three types of security
areas are established to meet different levels of security
require access to the materials and have a "need to
those persons whose duties require access and have the
appropriate security clearance are authorized to enter.
information. Within the area, access may be prevented
by escort and other internal controls.
controlled by attendants to check personal
identification. These areas also may be protected by an
to know. Even when classified work is not in progress,
it is wise to operate within your imaging facility as
considerable amount of expensive equipment
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