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Re: Cosmic Top Secret

From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 22:7:51 -0500
Archived: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 09:50:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Cosmic Top Secret

>From: Anthony Cipoletta <cipey.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Subject: Cosmic Top Secret
>Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 19:04:44 -0500


>I was the PA Petty Officer and Weps Security Petty Officer
>aboard the USS Darter (SS-576) from '86-'88 and had a very high
>security clearance. According to the DoD and NSA there are only
>4 levels of Security


>Along with that clearance one also has to have an official NEED
>TO KNOW for that particular material. Meaning two people may
>have a TS clearance but do not have the Need to Know of a
>certain subject they cannot gain access to that material. In
>some cases in very sensitive cases an EYES ONLY may also be
>issued pertaining to certain material. Also having any clearance
>Secret and above, one be part of and participate willingly or
>unwillingly in the PREP (Personnel Reliability Program) Which is
>personality monitoring program.

>So basically there is not any SUPER TOP SECRET or Extra Top
>Secret security clearances. They do not, nor have they ever
>existed. Anyone who has ever held a security clearance can tell
>you that.

Hi Anthony

Essentially, correct. However, "For Official Use Only" (FOUO) is
not a security clearance, but handling instruction. I could give
a document to an uncleared clerk to type up. The only proviso is
that he lock it up at the end of the day. It does not even need
to locked in a security approved container, a desk drawer is
enough. The four clearances were

Top Secret

The US no longer uses Restricted, but treats other countries
Restricted classified documents as Confidential.

The PRP, Personnel Reliability Program is a nuclear weapons

There is indeed nothing above Top Secret. 38 levels above Top
Secret is bull! However, Special Access Programs (SAP) are the
way to make sure that access is only given to a few selected
individuals. As you said the whole concept of the security
program is 'need to know'. SAPs are generally compartmentalized
program in which the 'need to know' is greatly restricted. There
is collateral Top Secret information say, the size, deployment
and mission of enemy forces which large numbers of Top Secret
cleared personnel should know. And then there is Top Secret
Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) which requires
that an individual have a current Top Secret clearance with a
Special Background investigation. Top Secret clearance without
SCI access only requires the less extensive Background
Investigation. Secret and Confidential require the less
extensive ENTNAC, Entrance National Agency Check or NAC National
Agency Check.

NATO data is further restricted and to gain access additional
requirements are required.

A clearance roster which lists the current clearance and the
individuals authorized access might look something like this.


Doe, John, CPT 115-00-6230, TS/SBI, TS(SCI), PRP/Critical

Capatin Doe has a Top Secret clearance with a current Special
Background Investigation, he has SCI access, although that is
not granted by the clearance roster as he has to be on the
Special Security Officers roster to have SCI access. Captain doe
is also in the Personal Reliability Program and has a Critical
Nuclear Weapons Position, i. e. he can relay nuclear orders to
personnel involved with storage, assembly or firing nuclear
weapons or he holds positions involved with the codes of such,
COMSEC Custodian, etc.

Kay, James T. 1LT 060-59-3300 TS/BI CTSA PRP/Critical

Lt. Kay has a Top Secret clearance with a current Background
Investigation, he has access to Cosmic Top Secret Atomal
material. Cosmic means that it is Top Secret material originated
with NATO or another NATO country. Atomal means NATO nuclear
weapons data. Lt. Kay is in the nuclear weapons program in a
Cortical postion.

Smith, John L. SFC 825-97-4321 TS/BI S/NS PRP/Critical

Sergeant First Class Smith has a Top Secret with a current
background investigation. However, he can only see Secret and
NATO Secret material. He too is in the nuclear weapons program
in a critical position.

Tomkins, Roger W. SGT 771-90-5468 S/NAC S  PRP/Control

Sergeant Tomkins has a Secret Clearance based on a National
Agency Check and has access to Secret information only. He is in
nuclear weapons in a Controlled position - that is, he is
involved with assembly, disassembly or movement of nuclear

Williams, Carol M. PFC 998-62-8846 S/ENTNAC S

Private First Class Williams has a secret clearance based on an
Entrance National Agency Check. She can work with Secret
material only.

EYES ONLY is a warning and an order separate from the clearance

Jan Aldrich

Security Manager
Cosmic Top Secret Control Officer
Top Secret Control Officer
COMSEC Custodian
Nuclear Release Authentication System
Critical Position
etc., etc.

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