ACTIVE STATUS.The status of all inac-
tive duty ready reservists and those standby
reservists not officially placed on the Inactive
ALIEN.Any person not a citizen or a
national of the United States.
that official information requires, in the interest
of national security, a specific degree of protec-
tion against unauthorized disclosure, coupled with
a designation signifying that such a determination
has been made.
information which has been determined to
require, in the interest of national security, pro-
tection against unauthorized disclosure which has
been so designated.
CLASSIFIED MATERIAL.Any matter,
document, product, or substance on which
classified information is recorded.
CLEARANCE.An administrative deter-
mination by competent authority that an in-
dividual is eligible for access to classified
information of a specific classification category.
COMMAND.Any organizational entity
under one individual authorized to exercise direc-
tion and control. NOTE: This term includes unit,
base, squadron, activity, or any other indication
of organizational integrity.
COMMANDING OFFICER.This term
includes commander, officer in charge, naval
representative, director, inspector, and any other
title assigned to an individual (military or civilian)
who through command status, has the authority
to render a decision with regard to a specific
question under consideration.
COMPROMISE.A security violation which
has resulted in confirmed or suspected exposure
of classified information or material to an
of intelligence activity which is devoted to destroy-
ing the effectiveness of inimical (hostile) foreign
intelligence activities and to the protection of the
information against espionage, individuals against
subversion, and installations or material against
responsibility for classified material which rests
with the command to whom the material is
CUSTODIAN.An individual who has
possession of or is otherwise charged with the
responsibility of safeguarding and accounting for
that classified information no longer requires, in
the interest of national security, any degree of pro-
tection against unauthorized disclosure, coupled
with a removal or cancellation of the classifica-
DOCUMENT.Any recorded information
regardless of its physical form or characteristics.
This includes written or printed material; data
processing cards and tapes; maps; charts;
paintings; drawings; engravings; sketches; work-
ing notes and papers; reproductions by any means
or process; and sound, voice, or electronic
recordings in any form.
DOWNGRADE.TO determine 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 such lower
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.The product
resulting from the collection, evaluation, analysis,
integration, and interpretation of all available in-
formation which concerns one or more aspects of
foreign nations or of areas of foreign operations
and which is immediately or potentially signifi-
cant to military planning and operations.
FOREIGN NATIONAL.Any person not a
U.S. citizen, immigrant alien, or U.S. national is
considered to be a foreign national. American
citizens representing foreign governments, foreign
private interests, or other foreign nationals are
considered to be foreign nationals for purposes
of this regulation, when acting in that capacity.