National Industrial Security Program Directive No. 1
The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is proposing to amend National Industrial Security Program Directive No. 1. This proposed amendment to Directive No. 1 provides guidance to agencies on release of certain classified information (referred to as ``proscribed information'') to contractors that are owned or under the control of a foreign interest and have had the foreign ownership or control mitigated by an arrangement known as a Special Security Agreement. Currently, there is no Federal standard across agencies on release of proscribed information to this group. The proposed amendment will provide standardization and consistency to the process across the Federal Government, and will enable greater efficiency in determining the release of the information as appropriate. This proposed amendment also moves the definitions section to the beginning of the part for easier use, and adds definitions for the terms ``Cognizant Security Office,'' ``National Interest Determination,'' and ``Proscribed Information,'' to accompany the new guidelines. Finally, this proposed amendment makes a minor typographical change to the authority citation to make it more accurate.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).