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 >In reference to the COSMIC TOP SECRET CLEARANCE: >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 >TOP SECRET >SECRET >CONFIDENTIAL >and >FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY >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 Secret Confidential Restricted The US no longer uses Restricted, but treats other countries Restricted classified documents as Confidential. The PRP, Personnel Reliability Program is a nuclear weapons program. 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. Name/Rank/SSAN/Clearance/Invesigation/Access/Remarks 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 weapons. 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 program. Jan Aldrich Former: 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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