Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Manual 3440-001

Author: 
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination

CHAPTER 1
GENERAL INFORMATION

1. PURPOSE

This Departmental Manual (DM) establishes the policies and procedures that govern the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Classified National Security Information (CNSI) Program, including uniform requirements and guidance for classifying, safeguarding, declassifying, and destroying CNSI, whether originated by or released to USDA. It also prescribes the procedures, requirements, restrictions, and other safeguards to protect special classes of CNSI, including Restricted Data (RD), Formerly Restricted Data (FRD), intelligence sources and methods information, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), and Special Access Program (SAP) information.

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