Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC), comprised of both Government and industry representatives, is responsible for recommending changes in industrial security policy through modifications to Executive Order 12829, its implementing directives, and the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual. The NISPPAC also advises the Information Security Oversight Office on all matters concerning the policies of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), including recommended changes to those policies, and serves as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute.

Establishment: The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee, was created on January 8, 1993, by the President under Section 103 of Executive Order 12829, "National Industrial Security Program " (PDF Format).

Functions: The NISPPAC members advise the Chair of the Committee on all matters concerning the policies of the National Industrial Security Program, including recommending changes to those policies as reflected in the Order, its implementing directives, or the operating manual established under the Order, and serves as a forum to discuss policy issues in dispute.

Membership: The Director of the Information Security Oversight Office serves as Chair of the Committee and appoints members of the Committee. The members of the Committee are representatives of those departments and agencies most affected by the National Industrial Security Program and non-government representatives of contractors, licensees, or grantees involved with classified contracts, licenses, or grants, as determined by the Chair. The NISPPAC membership includes 16 representatives from executive branch agencies (including the Chair) and eight representatives from industry. The NISPPAC meets at least twice a year at the discretion of the Chair and the meetings are open to the public.

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