Security Guidance and Procedures
irector of Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs)CIDs
1 Physical Security Standards for SCI Facilities Effective Date4
OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE1
PHYSICAL SECURITY STANDARDS FOR
INFORMATION FACILITIES (SCIF)
DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE1
PHYSICAL SECURITY STANDARDS FOR SENSITIVI! COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION FACILITIES
Pursuant to (he provisions oTf the National Security Act7 and Executive, physical security standards for sensitive comparuncntcd information facilities (SCIFs) arc hereby established
The purpose of this directive is to establish construction and security protection standards required for all US Government facilities or US Govtrnmtnl-sponsored contractor facilities where sensitive coenparuncnted information (SCI) may be stored, used, discussed, and/or peoccsscd
All SO must be stored within accredited SCIFs Accrcdiuition is the formal affirmation that the proposed facility meets physical security standards imposed by the DCI in the physical security standards manual that supplements (his directive. The DCI is the accrediting authority for all SCIFs except where that authority has been delegated or otherwise provided for (see.
This dlicctrve is applicable to all SCIFs Senior Officials of the Intelligence Community (SOICs) are charged with implerocntauon and enforcement of the provisions of this directive SCIFs established in all organizations outlide (he copii/ance of Intelligence Communrt) agencies/ departments as defined in Executiverc directly under the authority and oversight of the DCI SCIFs are cstablislicd primarily for SCI and arc intended to provide the highest level of physical security protection It is sometimes necessary' forrogramse afforded an equal level of protection by introduction of such material into SCIFs. Should this occur, the express approval of Ihe accrediting authority is required, and appropriate documental ion shall be included in (tic accreditation records
SOICs shall establish and maintain within their agencies formal physical security-programs to ensure Ihat SCI is property protected The phtsn.il security requirements for such protection arc contained In (he Manual for Physical Sccuntv Standards for Sensitive Compartmcnicd Information Facilities, the supplement to this directive Annexes to this manual addressing specific technical and tactical applications of standards shall be published separately and periodically updated as requiredOriginal document.