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Directives and Guidance

The DoD Lock Program strives to make our website a resource for physical security information that is both current and accurate.  To that end, we strongly encourage our website users to provide suggestions and recommendations for documents (not limited to Department of Defense information) that are authorized for public distribution.  Please help us help you by sending us an e-mail to Technical Support or calling us at (800) 290-7607.

Review our Security Document Hierarchy chart to see the hierarchical order of security documents and their authorizing entities.

A B C D E F G H I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

You can retrieve electronic copies of the following Air Force documents visiting the the Air Force e-Publishing website at

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You can contact the U.S. Army about acquiring the following documents by visiting the Army Publishing Directorate website at

  • CUI: Army Regulation 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives, 27 June 2019.
  • CUI: Army Regulation 190-13, The Army Physical Security Program, 27 June 2019.  This document replaces the old publicly distributed version.
  • CUI: Army Regulation 190-51, Security of Unclassified Army Resources (Sensitive and Nonsensitive), 27 June 2019.
  • CUI: Department of the Army Pamphlet 190-51, Risk Analysis for Unclassified Army Resources, 27 June 2019.
  • CUI: Army Regulation 380-5, Department of the Army Information Security Program, 22 November 2019.
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You can contact the U.S. Coast Guard about acquiring the following document by visiting the CG-612 Directives and Publications Division website at

  • CUI: Coast Guard Commandant Instruction COMDTINST M5530.1C, Physical Security and Force Protection Program, 17 December 2001. 

You can retrieve electronic copies of the following Department of Defense documents at the Executive Services Directorate (ESD) DoD Directives Division website at  Select the appropriate category under the DoD Issuances menu for Directives, Instructions, or Pubs/Manuals (Regulations).  For contractors, you may want to visit the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency - DCSA (formerly DSS) - National Industrial Security Program (NISP) web page at to view contractor-related documents, such as ISL's.

On February 24, 2021, 32 Code of Federal Regulation Part 117, "National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)" became effective as a federal rule.  Referred to as the "NISPOM rule," it provides the contractor from this effective date to comply with the requirements stipulated therein.  The "NISPOM rule" replaces DOD policy DOD 5220.22-M, which is cancelled.  The rule implements policy, assigns responsibilities, establishes requirements, and provides procedures consistent with Executive Order 12829, "National Industrial Security Program;" Executive Order 10865, "Safeguarding Classified Information within Industry;" and 32 Code of Regulation Part 2004,"National Industrial Security Program."  That guidance outlines the protection of classified information that is disclosed to, or developed by, contractors of the U.S. Government.  For more information on this rule visit this link in the DCSA website.

  • FED-STD-809E, Inspection, Maintenance, Neutralization and Repair of GSA Approved Containers And Vault Doors, 17 February 2023.
  • FED-STD-832, Construction Methods and Materials for Vaults, 1 September 2002.
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You can also retrieve electronic copies of the following Marine Corp document at the Marine Corps Publications Website.

  • MCO 5530.14A, Marine Corps Physical Security Program Manual, 5 June 2009.
  • MIL-HDBK-1013/1A, Military Handbook, Design Guidelines for the Physical Security of Facilities, 15 December 1993 has been superseded by UFC 4-0260-01; see that document in UFC section below
  • MIL-HDBK-1013/8, Military Handbook, Combination Locks, 31 December 1989.
  • MIL-HDBK-1013/10 Military Handbook, Design Guidelines for Security Fencing, Gates, Barriers, and Guard Facilities, 14 May 1993, has been superseded by UFC 4-022-3; see that document in UFC section below
  • MIL-HDBK-1013/11, Military Handbook, Instruction for Planning & Design of High Security Magazine Door Construction Projects, 10 February 1995.
  • MIL-HDBK-1013/12, Military Handbook, Evaluation & Selection of Security Glazing Against Ballistic, Bomb, and Forced Entry, 10 March 1997.
  • MIL-HDBK-1013/14, DoD Handbook, Selection and Application of Vehicle Barriers, 1 February 1999.

You can also retrieve electronic copies of the following NCIX documents by visiting the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive Website at under CI & Security Governance / Regulations.  For more information on SCIFs, you may also want to review UFC 4-010-05 in the UNIFIED FACILITIES CRITERIA section below.

  • NCIX Memorandum NCIX-094-11, Technical Specifications for Construction and Management of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, 5 May 2011.
  • IC Tech Spec-for ICD/ICS 705, Technical Specifications For Construction and Management of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, Version 1.5.1, 26 July 2021.
  • ICD 705, Intelligence Community Directive Number 705, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, 26 May 2010.
  • ICS 705-1, Intelligence Community Standard Number 705-1, Physical and Technical Security Standards for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, 17 September 2010.
  • ICS 705-2, Intelligence Community Standard Number 705-2, Standards for the Accreditation and Reciprocal Use of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, 22 December 2016.
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  • OPNAVINST 5530.13D, U.S. Navy Conventional Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Physical Security Policy Manual, 28 May 2021.
  • OPNAVINST 5530.14E, Navy Physical Security and Law Enforcement Program, 28 Jan 2009.
  • SECNAV M-5510.36B, Department of the Navy Information Security Program, 12 Jul 2019.
  • UNSECNAV Memo, MEMORANDUM FOR VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, Subject: Shipboard Containers Used for the Storage of Classified Information, 26 June 2015.

You can review other Unified Facilities Criteria construction documents by visiting the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) website at

  • UFC 4-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings, 9 February 2012, Change 1, 1 October 2013.
  • UFC 4-010-05, SCIF/SAPF Planning, Design, and Construction, 26 May 2023
  • UFC 4-010-23, Emergency Operations Center Planning and Design, 15 July 2008.
  • UFC 4-020-01, DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual, 11 September 2008
  • UFC 4-021-01, Design and O&M: Mass Notification Systems, 9 April 2008.
  • UFC 4-022-03, Security Fences and Gates, 1 October 2013.  This document supersedes MIL-HDBK-1013-10.
  • UFC 4-023-07, Design To Resist Direct Fire Weapons Effects, 7 July 2008.
  • UFC 4-024-01, Security Engineering: Procedures For Designing Airborne Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Protection For Buildings, 10 June 2008.
  • UFC 4-026-01, Design to Resist Forced Entry, 4 March 2020.  This document supersedes MIL-HDBK-1013/1A.
  • UFC 4-420-01, Ammunition and Explosives Storage Magazines, 1 May 2015.

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