Regulation Manual, OPNAVINST 5510.1H, within
. Personnel granted access-every individual in
the Department of the Navy who acquires access to
classified information is responsible for protecting that
information according to the regulations outlined in
DOD 5200.1R and OPNAVINST 5510.1H.
To perform certain tasks, you and your chaplain may
occasionally need access to classified information. For
this reason, the office of the chaplain should keep a copy
of SECNAVINST 5211.5C, SECNAVINST 5720.42E,
and 0PNAVINST 5510.1H for use in the RMF. These
unclassified security manuals provide a ready reference
to help you and your chaplain clarify questions
concerning matters involving classified information.
The Navys Information Security Program provides for
the safeguarding of information that, if allowed to fall
into the hands of a foreign government, could be
detrimental to the security of the United States.
Classified material is any substance or format that
contains classified information. Classified material
contains information that has been classified and
marked Top Secret, Secret, or Confidential. You should
be familiar with the following terms pertaining to
ACCESS. The ability and opportunity to obtain
knowledge and possession of classified information. A
person must have the need to know for access to
ALIEN. Any person who is not a citizen or
national of the United States.
CLASSIFICATION. Official information
determined to be in the interest of national security and
labeled protected against unauthorized disclosure.
CLASSIFIED MATERIAL. Any matter,
document, product, or substance inscribed with
CLEARANCE. An administrative decision by
qualified authority that a person is suitable for access to
classified information of a specific classification
COMPROMISE. A security breach resulting
from affirmed or supposed exposure of classified
information or material to an unauthorized person.
CONFIDENTIAL. The title that applies to
information or material in which the unauthorized
disclosure will cause identifiable damage to the national
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE. That aspect of
intelligence action devoted to destroying the
effectiveness of hostile foreign intelligence activities
and to the care of the information against spying,
persons against subversion, and locations or material
CUSTODIAL RESPONSIBILITY. The
liability for classified material that rests with the
command to whom the material is charged.
CUSTODIAN. A person having possession of or
having been charged with the duty of protecting and
recording for classified information.
DECLASSIFICATION. The conclusion that
classified information no longer requires, in the interest
of national security, any degree of protection against
unauthorized disclosure, coupled with a removal or
cancellation of the classification designation.
DOCUMENT. Any recorded information
regardless of its physical form or characteristics. This
includes written or printed material; processed data on
cards and tapes, maps, charts, paintings, drawings,
engravings, sketches, working notes and papers;
reproductions by any means or process; and sound,
voice, or electronic recordings in any form.
DOWNGRADE. To conclude that classified
information requires, in the interest of national security,
a lower degree of protection against unauthorized
disclosure than currently provided, coupled with a
changing of the classification designation to reflect the
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. The product that
results from the gathering, classifying, estimating,
combining, and translating of ready information that
concerns one or more points of foreign nations or of
areas of foreign operations and that is at once important
to military planning and operations.
FOREIGN NATIONAL. A ny
considered not to be a United States citizen, immigrant
alien, or United States national is a foreign national. We
consider American citizens representing foreign
governments, foreign private interests, or other foreign
nationals to be foreign nationals when acting in that