DoD Guide to Marking Classified Documents
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE) WASHINGTON DC
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The guidance contained is derived from the E.O. 12598, Classified National Security Information, its implementing instructions, and the marking guide developed by the Information Security Oversight Office. This pamphlet applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities hereafter referred to collectively as the DoD Components. Marking classified information serves several purposes in the Department of Defense. It alerts holders to the presence of classified information, identifying the exact information or portion that needs protection provides guidance for downgrading and declassification gives the reason for the initial classification decision and warns the holders of any special access, controls, or safeguarding requirements. While we can not anticipate every marking situation, this pamphlet provides the basic ground rules that apply to all classified information, regardless of the media used. For specific situational needs, contact your agencys security officer for guidance.
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