Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3440-002

Author: 
Personnel and Document Security Division of the Office of Procurement and Property Management

Control and Protection of "Sensitive Security Information"

1. PURPOSE

This regulation establishes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) procedures for identifying unclassified but sensitive information and safeguarding it against unauthorized use or disclosure. The regulation includes minimum protection requirements, including the identification of unclassified but sensitive information as "Sensitive Security Information," and recommends additional security safeguards to be applied where warranted by the sensitivity of the information.

2. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

This regulation applies to all organizational elements within USDA.

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