Identification of the individual responsible
for the contents of each container of classified
material must be readily available.
individual so identified is contacted in the
event a container of classified material is
found open and unattended.
Care of Working Spaces
The necessary safeguards must be afforded
to buildings and areas in which classified
information is kept. Precautions must also be
taken to minimize any danger or inadvertent
d i s c l o s u r e o f c l a s s i f i e d m a t e r i a l in
You must not discuss
classified information in public places.
Care During Emergencies
Commands are responsible for establishing
detailed procedures and responsibilities for the
protection of classified material in the case of
natural disasters, civil disturbances, or enemy
Your commands emergency bill
should provide for guarding, removing, or
destroying classified material on a priority
TRANSMISSION OF CLASSIFIED
The term transmission refers to any
movement of classified material from one
place to another.
The basic rule is that the
material must be in the custody of an
appropriately cleared individual or in an
approved carrier system.
Transmission requirements are basic in
Refer to the Security Manual for
Top Secret material cannot be mailed. It
must be hand-carried by the Armed Forces
Courier System, the Department of State
specifically cleared and
designated personnel, or transmitted by the
way of a fully protected cryptographic system.
Secret material may be transmitted in the
same manner as Top Secret or mailed in the
U.S. Postal Service registered mail system.
Confidential material may be transmitted
by any means suitable for Secret material.
First-Class Mail service may be used between
DOD activities in the United States or its
territories. Material going to overseas APO or
FPO addresses is sent by registered mail.
Top Secret material is covered by a
continuous chain of receipts. Secret material,
as a minimum,
is covered by a receipt
between commands and other authorized
addressees. Receipts for Confidential material
are not required. The receipt form is attached
to or enclosed in the inner cover.
Postcard receipt forms are used whenever
practical and are unclassified.
contains only such information as is necessary
to identify the material being transmitted.
Receipts are retained for a minimum of 2
When a flyleaf (page check) form is used
with classified publications, the postcard
receipt is not required.
The Record of Receipt, OPNAV Form
5511/10, should be used in receipting for
TRANSMISSION AND SHIPMENT
transmitted, it should be enclosed in two