5. The disclosure of scientific or technological
developments vital to national security.
SECRET.Secret is the designation which
will be applied only to information or material
in which the unauthorized disclosure could
reasonably be expected to cause SERIOUS
DAMAGE to the national security. Examples
1. Disruption of foreign relations significantly
affecting the national security.
2. Significant impairment of a program or
policy directly related to the national security.
3. Revelation of significant military plans or
4. Compromise of significant military plans
or intelligence operations.
5. Compromise of significant scientific or
technological developments relating to national
CONFIDENTIAL.Confidential is the
designation which will be applied only to infor-
mation or material in which the unauthorized
disclosure should reasonably be expected to cause
IDENTIFIABLE DAMAGE to the national
security. Examples include:
1. Compromise of information which in-
dicates strength of ground, air, and naval forces
in the United States and overseas areas.
2. Disclosure of technical information used
for training, maintenance, and inspection of
classified munitions of war.
3. Revelation of performance characteristics,
test data, design, and production data on muni-
tions of war.
OF CLASSIFIED MATERIAL
Classified material (Top Secret, Secret, and
Confidential) is not normally stored in the office
of the chaplain. As a general rule, if a situation
arises which requires a chaplain and/or RP to
review classified material, the material is either:
(1) reviewed in the office of the chaplain by
authorized personnel only and returned im-
mediately to the person who has control of
classified material aboard the command; or
(2) the chaplain and/or RP proceed to the loca-
tion where classified material is maintained and
In either instance security
consciousness MUST be exercised at all times.
The RP should consult personnel in the ad-
ministrative office when questions arise con-
cerning the review and stowage procedures for
classified information. As previously discussed,
every individual in the Department of the Navy
who is granted access to classified information is
responsible for protecting that information. RPs
need to do their part in ensuring that the Com-
mand Religious Program does its share in pro-
tecting classified information in support of
national defense efforts.
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Uniform standards and procedures for mark-
ing, handling, and safeguarding FOUO material
are contained in SECNAVINST 5570.2. This in-
struction also covers the control and protection
of all UNCLASSIFIED information and records
and other materials that are exempted from
general public disclosure.
The RP should exercise care to ensure that
Command Religious Program FOUO material
does not become accessible to unauthorized per-
sons. This material must be given a higher degree
of protection than other unclassified material.
Following are some procedures for safeguarding
FOUO material should not be left unat-
tended on desks.
FOUO material should be placed out of
sight when not in use.
Unauthorized personnel should not be
allowed in the area when FOUO material is
It is important to note that the caveat For
Official Use Only is NOT a security classifica-
FOUO material must be
safeguarded in accordance with SECNAVINST
Occasions may arise in which the RP is
tasked by assigned chaplains to screen an enlisted