Each country’s NSA/DSA establishes its own requirements regarding RFV lead times. DSS requires five (5) business days in addition to the Foreign Government’s lead time requirement in order to process each RFV. DSS will only accept visits 90 days or less from the start date
Note: Foreign Governments can change their RFV lead times without notice. For the most current information regarding country lead times and requirements associated with international classified visits email email@example.com.
No. Refer to NISPOM 10-602 a. The storage of classified information by a contractor employee at any location abroad that is not under U.S. Government control is prohibited. The storage may be at a U.S. military facility, a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or other location occupied by a U.S. Government organization.
Please note that your employees shall not store classified information at overseas divisions or subsidiaries that are located in a foreign country. Access to classified information is governed by the laws and regulations of the country in which the division or subsidiary is registered or incorporated (NISPOM 10-602 d.).
U.S. contractor employees assigned to foreign government or foreign contractor facilities under a direct commercial sales arrangement will be subject to the host-nation's industrial security policies.
Additionally, unless a waiver was granted by DSS headquarters, be aware that a consultant shall not be assigned outside the U.S. with responsibilities that require access to classified information in accordance with NISPOM requirement 10-601 c.
No, unclassified material should not be shipped out under a DSP -85 "Application/License for Permanent/Temporary Export or Temporary Import of Classified Defense Articles and Related Classified Technical Data." It is unlawful for anyone to ship unclassified commodities on a classified license. Unclassified material is to be shipped on a Form DSP -5, "Application/License for Permanent Export of Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified Technical Data." The mixing of classified and unclassified items on a license is not allowed. What is permitted is when unclassified items are part of an assembled unit or system (actually bolted on at time of export).
Additionally, only items specifically listed on the license may be shipped. A statement such as "associated infrastructure" does not justify acceptance of unlisted items. It can only refer to a list that must be approved with the license application. Only those items on the list are approved for export.
If your facility is performing on classified contract, you should have a TCP unless your cognizant DSS Field Office determines that procedures already in place at your facility are adequate. A TCP is required to control access by foreign nationals assigned to, or employed by, cleared contractor facilities (NISPOM 10-509). The TCP shall define what needs to be protected. Controls are necessary to ensure that no transfer of export-controlled information occurs unless authorized.
The TCP outlines the specific information that has been authorized for release to the foreign personnel or visitors, and provides disclosure guidelines for access. The use of badges, escorts, or segregated work areas would be examples of the types of access controls that can be used by your facility. These efforts will make the foreign employee or visitor more visible, thus reminding employees of their presence.
All foreign persons should be briefed on the provisions of the TCP. U.S. citizen employees should be knowledgeable of the information that can be disclosed or accessed by foreign nationals. They should receive a copy of the TCP and be briefed on the contents of the plan.