HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC21 April 2004
Special Access Programs (SAPs) and Sensitive Activities*Army Regulation 380–381
Effective 21 May 2004
H i s t o r y .
T h i s p u b l i c a t i o n i s a m a j o rrevision.
S u m m a r y .
T h i s r e g u l a t i o n s e t s f o r t hoversight guidance for Army sensitive ac-tivities or implementing instructions andprocedures for establishing, maintaining,supporting, and disestablishing special ac-cess programs and participation in othercomponent programs that restrict person-nel access. This regulation implements ap-plicable parts of Department of DefenseDirective 5205.7.
This regulation applies tounits and activities of the Active Army,the Army National Guard of the UnitedStates, and the U.S. Army Reserve. It alsoapplies to Army or joint program contrac-tors and consultants when contract per-formance depends on access to a specialaccess program.
Proponent and exception authority.
The proponent of this regulation is theChief of Staff, Army. The Chief of Staff,Army has the authority to approve excep-tions or waivers to this regulation that areconsistent with controlling law and regu-lations. The Chief of Staff, Army maydelegate this approval authority, in writ-ing, to a division chief within the propo-nent agency or a direct reporting unit orfield operating agency of the proponentagency in the grade of colonel or the ci-vilian equivalent. Activities may request awaiver to this regulation by providing jus-tification that includes a full analysis of the expected benef its and must include
f o r m a l r e v i e w b y t h e a c t i v i t y ’ s s e n i o rlegal officer. All waiver requests will bee n d o r s e d b y t h e c o m m a n d e r o r s e n i o rleader of the requesting activity and for-warded through their higher headquarterst o t h e p o l i c y p r o p o n e n t . R e f e r t o A R25–30 for specific guidance.
Army management control process.
This regulation contains management con-trol provisions and identifies key manage-ment controls that must be evaluated.
Su pplementat ion .
Supple menta tion of
this regulation and establishment of com-mand and local forms are prohibited with-out prior approval of the Chief of Staff,Army (DACS-ZDV-TMO).
Users areinvited to send comments and suggestedimprovements on DA Form 2028 (Recom-m e n d e d C h a n g e s t o P u b l i c a t i o n s a n dBlank Forms) to the Chief, TechnologyManagement Office (DACS–ZDV–TMO),2 0 0 A r m y P e n t a g o n , W a s h i n g t o n , D C20310–0200.
Com m i tte e Con tin u an c e A p p ro v a l .
The Department of the Army CommitteeManagement Officer concurs in the con-tinuance of the Special Access ProgramOversight Committee, the Fix-It Commit-tee, and the SAP Program Performancea n d B u d g e t E x e c u t i o n R e v i e w S y s t e mC o m mi t t ee , w h i c h we r e es t abl i s h e d b y
AR 380–381, 28 January 1986. The DACommittee Management Officer will re-view biennially the Special Access Pro-g r a m O v e r s i g h t C o m m i t t e e , t h e F i x - I tCommittee, and the SAP Program Per-
formance and Budget Execution ReviewSystem Committee for continuance, as re-quired by AR 15–1.
This publication is availa-ble in electronic media only and is in-tended for command levels D and E fort h e A c t i v e A r m y , t h e A r m y N a t i o n a lGuard of the United States, and the U.S.Army Reserve.
(Listed by paragraph and page number)
Explanation of abbreviations and terms •1–3,
Restrictions on using special access programs and alternative compensatory control measures •1–4,
The Secretary of the Army •2–1,
*This regulation supersedes AR 380–381, dated 12 October 1998, and rescinds DA Forms 5399–R, 5401–R, and 5749–R.
AR 380–381 • 21 April 2004i