Immediate Release

Department of Defense Codifies National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual in Regulation

Dec. 21, 2020

The Federal Register published the final rule titled “National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)” (32 CFR part 117) today. The rule can be found here

The NISPOM establishes requirements for the protection of classified information disclosed to or developed by contractors, licensees, grantees, or certificate holders to prevent unauthorized disclosure. The rule will become effective February 24, 2021, and authorizes the contractor no more than 6 months to comply with changes from the effective date of the rule.  

Any media inquiries on the NISPOM becoming a federal rule should be directed to OSD/Public Affairs.