Department of the Navy Information Security Program Regulation,
SECNAVINST, 5510.36, "Classification Management," chapter 4, pages 4-1
through 4-16, and "Security Classification Guides," chapter 5, pages 5-1
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize
classification management criteria, including
classification levels, responsibilities of original and
derivative classification authorities, procedures, and
special categories of classified information.
What is the only basis for classifying NSI?
E.O. 12958 and the Atomic Energy
Act of 30 Aug 54
The Counter-Espionage Act
Original Classification Prerogative
Information classified by DON OCAs shall
be declassified when?
As soon as it no longer meets the
standards for classification
Within 5 years of creation
Within 10 years of creation
Within 25 years of creation
What are the authorized classification
levels of NSI?
SCI, TS, and Secret only
FOUO, Secret Sensitive, SCI, and TS
TS, Secret, and Confidential only
SCI, TS, Secret, and Confidential
What is the unauthorized disclosure of
classified information expected to cause?
Public media compromise
What does the classification level assigned
to classified information indicate?
The degree of damage its unauthorized
disclosure would cause to the national
The sensitivity level of the information
The possibility of compromise
The military application of the
Original classification is the creation of
classified information based upon existing
Who is authorized to originally classify
Officials delegated the authority
The author of the information
The commanding officer
The security manager
Who approves the DON designation of TS
Original Classification Authority?
Secretary of the Navy