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Personnel Security Regulations
Navy Department Supplement (NAVSUPP) of March 1997, is a supplement to the Department of Defense Sensitive Compartmented Information Administrative Security Manual (DoD S-5105.21.M-1 superceded by DoD 5105.21-M-1 of August 1998). The NAVSUP prescribes uniform DON administrative policy and procedures for the security, use, and dissemination of SCI. Also refer to the SSO Navy homepage for BANIF messages that provide policy updates/changes.

Director of Central Intelligence Directive (DCID) 6/4 of July 1998 contains personnel security standards and procedures governing eligibility for access to SCI for all military, civilian, and contractor personnel.

The SECNAV M-5510.30 is the basic Department of Navy (DoN) manual governing the Personnel Security Program (PSP) and implements Executive Order (EO) 12968, “Access to Classified Information”. SECNAV M-5510.30 establishes specific policy set forth in SECNAVINST 5510.30B, “Department of Navy (DON) Personnel Security Program (PSP) Instruction.

SECNAV M-5510.30 is augmented by naval messages, OPNAV notices, CNO memorandums, and guidance.

Commands should utilize and become familiar with the SECNAV M-5510.30 as it provides guidance in all areas of the personnel security arena. It is strongly recommended you refer to this instruction for any guidance you may need on the following topics:

  • Basic Program Policy and Authorities
  • Command Security Program Management
  • Counterintelligence Matters
  • Security Education
  • National Security Positions
  • Personnel Security Investigations
  • Personnel Security Determinations (to include due process)
  • Clearances
  • Access to Classified Information
  • Continuous Evaluation Program (CEP)
  • Visitor Access to Classified Information