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DoD Codifies NISPOM and Incorporates Other Industrial Security Changes

Readers involved in the defense industry who deal with classified information will be familiar with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (“NISPOM”), the manual that establishes procedures for government contractors to manage and safeguard classified information in their possession during the performance of contracts, programs, bids, and research and development projects.

On December 21, 2020, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) published a final rule with request for comments (the “Final Rule”),[1] effective on February 24, 2021, codifying NISPOM in Title 32, Part 117 of the Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”). In addition to codifying the NISPOM, the Final Rule makes other changes relevant to industrial security. Read more…