SECURITY REQUIREMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL
Security is the safeguarding of classified
information in the interest of national security. The
safety of the United States in general and naval
operations in particular depends on protecting classified
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
R e c o g n i z e t h e b a s i c s e c u r i t y p o l i c i e s ,
requirements, and procedures for handling
classified material and information to include
security classification and protection.
Recall the procedures and principles involved in
applying for personnel clearances.
Identify the various classified material markings.
Recognize the purpose of downgrading and
declassifying classified material.
Recall the procedures used to transmit classified
Identify the basic security requirements
concerning classified information and material
and their security levels.
Identify the types of equipment/material covered
by automated data processing (ADP) security.
Identify the terms used to describe the
compromise of classified material.
Recognize the procedures used to report a
suspected compromise or a security violation.
I d e n t i f y t h e b a s i c p e r s o n a l c e n s o r s h i p
requirements concerning classified information
Identify the procedures for reporting subversive
activities on station or in a leave or liberty status.
Identify when and where terrorism can occur.
Identify the most common forms of terrorism.
Recognize the terms bomb threat and bomb
Recall the procedures to follow when a bomb
threat is received.
Security involves more than safeguarding classified
printed information, such as photographs, blueprints,
m a n u a l s , a n d c h a r t s . S e c u r i t y a l s o i n c l u d e s
safeguarding communications, such as mail, visual
signals, radio transmissions, ship movements, or
telephones. It includes anything that affects the security
of our government in domestic and foreign affairs. It
involves protection against sabotage, subversion, or any
other illegal acts designed to weaken or destroy the
United States. Its important for you to understand what
classified information is and how to safeguard it.
There is no way of estimating how many battles have been lost, how many
ships have been sunk, or how many lives have been sacrificed because
someone intentionally or unintentionally betrayed a military secret.