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Shredder Criteria for the Destruction of
National Security Information


If shredding is your only method of destruction of paper-based National Security Information material, we recommend that you purchase an NSA approved high security shredder.  The list of NSA approved high security shredders may be obtained by visiting the NSA Media Destruction Guidance page on the National Security Agency's website.

Burning, pulverizing, and pulping are still considered as approved methods for terminal destruction.

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