Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

ISOO for Industry

Executive Order 12829, signed in 1993 by President Bush established "The National Industrial Security Program" (the "NISP") and the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).

The NISP was established to achieve cost savings and protect classified information held by contractors, licensees, and grantees of the United States Government.

The NISPPAC creates a true partnership between Government and industry in policy making. The NISPPAC membership includes 16 representatives (including the chair) from executive branch agencies and eight representatives from industry. They meet twice a year and the meetings are open to the public.

Responsible Parties:

  • Information Security Oversight Office
  • Defense Security Service
  • Secretary of Defense

Policy Documents

  • E.O. 12829
  • 32 C.F.R. Part 2004 implementing directive
  • National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)


National Industrial Security Program at DSS

DSS administers three industrial security programs:

  • The National Industrial Security Program (NISP)
  • The Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AA&E) Program
  • The Critical Infrastructure Program (CIP)

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

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