Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

Standard Security Forms

These forms are used in administering the security classification programs in Government. The majority of these items are available online through the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply System.

SF-311 Agency Security Classification Management Program Data
Data collection form that every Executive Branch agency submits on an annual basis reporting the total number of original classification authorities, classification decisions, mandatory review requests, and declassification decisions for that particular agency. The results from these forms are reported in Annual Report to the President

SF-312 Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement
A contractual agreement between the U.S. Government and a cleared employee that must be executed as a condition of access to classified information. By signing the SF-312, the cleared employee agrees never to disclose classified information to an unauthorized person.

**NOTE**: Due to the issuance of Executive Order 13467, the SF 312 now falls under the purview of the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Please direct all inquiries regarding the form to:

SF-716 Agency Security Classification Costs Estimates
Data collection form that every Executive Branch agency submits on an annual basis to report Agency Security Classification Costs Estimates in various categories. The data collected from these forms are reported in the Cost Report .

SF-701 Activity Security Checklist
A checklist that is filled out at the end of each day to insure that classified materials are secured properly and allows for employee accountability in the event that irregularities are discovered.

SF-702 Security Container Check Sheet
Provides a record of the names and times that persons have opened, closed and checked a particular container that holds classified information.

**NOTE** The following forms are available to U.S. government agencies, but cannot be placed on the website because of unique construction. It can be ordered by calling Global Supply customer assistance on 800-525-8027 Option 3.

SF-700 Security Container Information
Form that contains vital information about the security container in which it is located. This information includes location, container number, lock serial number, and contact information if the container is found open and unattended.

The following three cover sheets are placed on top of documents to clearly identify the classification level of the document and protect classified information from inadvertent disclosure.
SF-703 Top Secret Cover Sheet
SF-704 Secret Cover Sheet
SF-705 Confidential Cover Sheet

The following are placed on various forms of U.S. Government property (i.e. CDs, diskettes, computers, etc.) to clearly identify the classification level of the information located in or on that property.

SF-706 Top Secret Label
SF-707 Secret Label
SF-708 Confidential Label
SF-709 Classified Label
SF-710 Unclassified Label

SF-715 “Declassification Review Tab”
The Standard Form (SF) 715, “Declassification Review Tab,” is the only tab approved for use by agencies working with Federal records under the automatic declassification provisions of E.O. 13526, “Classified National Security Information.” (See ISOO Notice 2009-02 for instructions).

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