Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

Education and Training Materials

Security education plays a critical role in the effectiveness of an agency's information security program. The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) continues to explore ways to coordinate the dissemination of as many security education aids as possible and to develop them within the context of budgetary considerations.  Below are security and industry training aids.

Training Aids

Basics of Classification Management

Basics of Classification Management

Step 1-Portion Marking

Step 1-Portion Marking

Step 2-Overall Classification

Step 2-Overall Classification

Step 3-Classification Authority Block

Step 3-Classification Authority Block

Marking Booklet

Marking CNSI Booklet revision 2012

**Please note ISOO has revised its Marking Booklet as of January, 2014.**

In December 2010, ISOO issued a Marking Booklet to reflect updates in marking procedures for classified national security information resulting from the issuance of Executive Order 13526 and 32 CFR Parts 2001 and 2003.

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The SF311 - Agency Security Classification Management Program Data

SF311 Briefing Booklet

ISOO has developed an informational booklet on the SF 311, Agency Security Classification Management Program Data. The purpose of this booklet is to explain the form and clarify some of the potential problem areas to make the reporting process easier for agency personnel. To request hard copies, please send a request to

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The SF312 - Briefing Booklet

**Please 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 SF 312 to

Classification Management and the IC Marking System Training

This course meets the minimum national training requirements for Derivative Classifiers established by E.O.13526, and the ISOO Implementing Directive.

For more information please visit: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ONDI)

National Industrial Security Program

Executive Order 12829, "The National Industrial Security Program" (the "NISP"), was established to achieve cost savings and protect classified information held by contractors, licensees, and grantees of the United States Government. The Order was signed by President Bush in January of 1993. ISOO has produced the following education products on the NISP that are used primarily by Government and industry:

NISP Brochure

NISP Brochure

Provides information about the "National Industrial Security Program, also known as NISP. It includes a brief discussion of the background and purpose of NISP and its four major tenets.

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Center for Development of Security Excellence

Provides a center of excellence for security training, professionalization, education, certification, research, and multimedia for the security community.

For more information please visit: Center for Development of Security Excellence

Print copies of all products are available from the Information Security Oversight Office.

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**Please Note: Contractors, licensees, and grantees should consult with their Cognizant Security Agency, or contracting agency, before using these updated products.

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