Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3441-001

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination

USDA Sensitive Compartmented Information Security Program


This regulation establishes the responsibilities and procedures for accessing, safeguarding, and disseminating Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) within U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SCI is defined as classified information concerning or derived from intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes, which is required to be handled within formal access control systems established by the Director of National Intelligence. This Departmental Regulation (DR) is applicable Departmental employees, contractors, and individuals serving in advisory, consultant, or non-employee affiliate capacities who have been granted access to SCI materials.

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