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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1000 NAVY PENTAGON
WASHINGTON DC 20350 1 000
SECNAV INSTRUCTION 3850.4A
From: Secretary of the Navy
SECNAVINST 3850.4A
DUSN Policy
August 7, 2014
Subj: TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE COUNTERMEASURES PROGRAM
Ref: See enclosure (1)
Encl: (1) References
(2) Definitions
(3) Responsibilities
(4) Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)
Requests
(5) TSCM Contact Information
(6) Qualification for Entry into TSCM Field
1. Purpose. This instruction provides policy and defines
specific responsibilities for the implementation of the
Department of the Navy (DON) 's Technical Surveillance
Countermeasures (TSCM) program. This instruction has been
revised and should be reviewed in its entirety.
2. Cancellation. SECNAVINST 3850.4.
3. Definitions. See enclosure (2).
4. Applicability . This instruction applies to the Office of
the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Chief of Naval
Operations (CNO), the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), and
all U.S. Navy (USN), U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) installations,
commands, activities, field offices, and all other
organizational entities within the DON.
5. Policy. It is DON policy:
a. To ensure protection of sensitive areas from loss of
classified information or technical penetration. It is the
responsibility of every commander to establish a comprehensive
security program for the protection of all sensitive areas.
When discussions of data processing at the SECRET level or above
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ar e hel d wi t hi n a space on a r egul ar basi s, t he secur i t y pr ogr am
shal l i ncl ude appr opr i at el y qual i f i ed TSCM suppor t per sonnel .

b. That t he Naval Cr i mi nal I nvest i gat i ve Ser vi ce ( NCI S) and
Count er i nt el l i gence el ement s of t he Uni t ed St at es Mar i ne Cor ps
( USMC) , as desi gnat ed by t he CMC, ar e her eby aut hor i zed t o
conduct TSCM. NCI S i s desi gnat ed l ead agency t o manage t he TSCM
pr ogr am.

c. To el i mi nat e f or ei gn i nt el l i gence el ement s and i nsi der
t hr eat s who empl oy t echni cal sur vei l l ance devi ces i n espi onage
oper at i ons di r ect ed agai nst U. S. i nt er est s, bot h i n t he U. S. and
abr oad. The devi ces empl oyed have f al l en gener al l y i nt o t hr ee
gr oups: wi r ed mi cr ophones, modi f i ed t el ephone or i nt er -
communi cat i on syst ems, and r adi o f r equency t r ansmi t t er s;
however , many ot her met hods have been used. Technol ogy sui t ed
t o cl andest i ne sur vei l l ance appl i cat i ons, whi ch i s avai l abl e now
t o vi r t ual l y ever yone, has exponent i al l y i ncr eased t he r i sk of
t echni cal sur vei l l ance penet r at i ons.

d. That TSCM, appl i ed ef f ect i vel y, can l i mi t bot h t he ease
wi t h whi ch sur vei l l ance devi ces can be empl oyed and t hei r
ul t i mat e success. Encl osur e ( 1) cont ai ns r ef er ences ( a) t hr ough
( p) r el at ed t o TSCM. Ref er ences ( a) , ( b) , and ( c) addr ess
physi cal secur i t y measur es t o be consi der ed when est abl i shi ng
posi t i ve access cont r ol s f or sensi t i ve di scussi on ar eas.
Ref er ence ( d) addr esses t he speci al consi der at i ons f or t el ephony
and r el at ed equi pment wi t hi n secur e ar eas. Local secur i t y
measur es, i mpl ement ed under t he above gui dance, shoul d be
augment ed wi t h TSCM suppor t t o det ect t he pr esence of t echni cal
sur vei l l ance devi ces.

e. To ef f ect i vel y manage sel ect i on of spaces r equi r i ng TSCM
suppor t . Due t o t he cost of manpower , t r avel , and speci al i zed
t echni cal equi pment , sel ect i vi t y shal l be exer ci sed i n
i dent i f yi ng spaces t o r ecei ve TSCM suppor t . Suppor t wi l l be
pr ovi ded based on sensi t i vi t y, vul ner abi l i t y, t hr eat i ndi cat or s,
and r i sk management pr i nci pl es. Request s f or TSCM f unct i onal
suppor t t o f aci l i t i es t hat ar e not nor mal l y used t o di scuss or
pr ocess cl assi f i ed i nf or mat i on or ar e open t o uncont r ol l ed
access by un- cl ear ed per sonnel shal l be appr oved onl y i n
ext r aor di nar y ci r cumst ances. TSCM of such f aci l i t i es have
pr oven count er pr oduct i ve by gi vi ng t he occupant or occupant s a
f al se sense of secur i t y and by usi ng l i mi t ed TSCM asset s t hat
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coul d be used mor e pr oduct i vel y i n ot her , mor e sensi t i ve
f aci l i t i es. I f appr oved, t he r equest or must make ar r angement s
t o mai nt ai n t he secur i t y of t he ar ea dur i ng t he TSCM and af t er
i t s compl et i on. Addi t i onal gui dance has been pr ovi ded i n
encl osur es ( 1) t hr ough ( 6) of t hi s i nst r uct i on.

f . That TSCM suppor t shal l be r equest ed and conduct ed per
r ef er ences ( e) , ( f ) t hr ough ( j ) per encl osur es ( 3) t hr ough ( 5) .

5. Responsi bi l i t i es. See encl osur e ( 3) .

6. Recor ds Management . Recor ds cr eat ed as a r esul t of t hi s
i nst r uct i on, r egar dl ess of medi a and f or mat , shal l be managed
per SECNAV M- 5210. 1 of J anuar y 2012.

7. For ms and Repor t s. The r equi r ement s cont ai ned i n t hi s
i nst r uct i on ar e exempt f r omr epor t s cont r ol and r equi r e no
r epor t cont r ol symbol .



RAY MABUS

Di st r i but i on:
El ect r oni c onl y, vi a Depar t ment of t he Navy I ssuances Web si t e
ht t p: / / doni . document ser vi ces. dl a. mi l /
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REFERENCES

( a) I nt el l i gence Communi t y Di r ect i ve ( I CD) 700 of 7 J une 2012
( b) I nt el l i gence Communi t y Di r ect i ve ( I CD) 705 of 26 May 2010
( c) SECNAVI NST 5510. 36A of 06 Oct ober 06
( d) Tel ephone Secur i t y Gui des ( TSG) of J une 2006, Not
Avai l abl e ( NOTAL)
( e) I nt el l i gence Communi t y Di r ect i ve ( I CD) 702 of 18 Febr uar y
2008
( f ) U. S. , Di r ect or of Cent r al I nt el l i gence Di r ect i ve
Pr ocedur al Gui de No. 1 - Requi r ement s f or Repor t i ng and
Test i ng Techni cal Sur vei l l ance Penet r at i ons, U. S. DCI ,
August 1984
( g) U. S. Di r ect or of Cent r al I nt el l i gence, Di r ect or of Cent r al
I nt el l i gence Di r ect i ve Pr ocedur al Gui de No. 2
Requi r ement s f or Repor t i ng and Test i ng Hazar ds, U. S. DCI ,
August 1984
( h) U. S. Di r ect or of Cent r al I nt el l i gence, Di r ect or of
Cent r al I nt el l i gence Di r ect i ve Pr ocedur al Gui de No. 3
Gui dance f or Conduct i ng Audi o Count er measur es Sur veys,
U. S. DCI , August 1984
( i ) DoD S- 5240. 05- M- 1 of 30 Apr i l 2007
( j ) DoD S- 5240. 05- M- 2 of 13 November 2007 ( NOTAL)
( k) SECNAV M- 5510. 36
( l ) DoD I nst r uct i on C- 5240. 08 of 28 November 2011
( m) Quad Ser vi ce MOU USAF OSI , USA G2X, NCI S, and USMC
DI RI NT, 22 Oct ober 2012( NOTAL)
( n) DoD I nst r uct i on 5240. 05 of 3 Apr i l 2014
( o) J oi nt Ai r For ce - Ar my - Navy ( J AFAN) 6/ 9 dat ed 23 Mar ch
2004
( p) Mar i ne Cor ps Or der ( MCO) 5511. 20 of 25 Mar ch 1999


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DEFINITIONS

1. Techni cal Sur vei l l ance Count er measur es ( TSCM) . Techni ques
and measur es t o det ect , neut r al i ze, and/ or expl oi t a wi de
var i et y of host i l e and f or ei gn penet r at i on t echnol ogi es t hat ar e
used t o obt ai n unaut hor i zed access t o cl assi f i ed and sensi t i ve
i nf or mat i on.

2. TSCM Act i vi t y. Any act i vi t y conduct ed by TSCM per sonnel
empl oyi ng TSCM t echni ques, t act i cs, and pr ocedur es ( TTP) . TSCM
act i vi t i es may or may not i nvol ve t he empl oyment of TSCM
equi pment , i ncl udi ng equi pment not speci f i c t o TSCM but t hat i s
empl oyed speci f i cal l y f or TSCM pur poses.

3. Ful l y- i nst r ument ed TSCM Act i vi t y. A TSCM act i vi t y t hat
ut i l i zes t he f ul l r ange of TSCM equi pment and TTPs.

4. Li mi t ed- scope TSCM Act i vi t y. A TSCM act i vi t y t hat does not
meet t he def i ni t i on of " f ul l y- i nst r ument ed" . Exampl es i ncl ude
i n- conf er ence moni t or i ng and pr e- const r uct i on advi ce and
assi st ance.

5. TSCM Sur vey. A gener i c t er mr ef er r i ng t o a f ul l y-
i nst r ument ed TSCM eval uat i on of a f i xed f aci l i t y t o val i dat e t he
pr esence or absence of adver sar i al t echni cal sur vei l l ance. A
TSCM sur vey al so i dent i f i es t echni cal and physi cal
vul ner abi l i t i es t hat coul d f aci l i t at e a t echni cal sur vei l l ance
oper at i on and pr ovi des r ecommendat i ons f or cor r ect i ve act i ons.
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RESPONSIBILITIES

1. The Di r ect or , NCI S ( DI RNCI S) shal l desi gnat e a TSCM Pr ogr am
Manager t o coor di nat e and de- conf l i ct act i vi t i es wi t hi n t he DON.
The DON TSCM Pr ogr amManager i s r esponsi bl e f or pr ovi di ng t he
t echni cal di r ect i on and cent r al i zed over si ght of al l NCI S TSCM
asset s and t hei r ut i l i zat i on. NCI S TSCM act i vi t i es shal l be
pr i mar i l y di r ect ed t owar ds USN and NCI S r equi r ement s. NCI S TSCM
el ement s may pr ovi de TSCM suppor t ext er nal t o t he USN and NCI S
per r ef er ence ( n) .

2. The USMC Di r ect or of I nt el l i gence ( DI RI NT) shal l desi gnat e a
USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager . The USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager i s
r esponsi bl e f or pr ovi di ng t echni cal di r ect i on and cent r al i zed
over si ght of USMC TSCM asset s. USMC TSCM el ement s pr i mar i l y
suppor t t he USMC. USMC TSCM el ement s may pr ovi de TSCM suppor t
ext er nal t o t he USMC i n accor dance wi t h r ef er ence ( n) . The
DI RI NT shal l devel op and i mpl ement pol i ci es and pr ocedur es f or
t he conduct of TSCM wi t hi n t he USMC.

3. NCI S and USMC TSCM pr ogr ams ar e t he sol e act i vi t i es wi t hi n
DON aut hor i zed t o empl oy equi pment f or TSCM pur poses.

4. To pr ot ect sensi t i ve oper at i ons, al l suppor t r equest s and
cor r espondence shal l be di r ect l y conveyed bet ween t he DON TSCM
Pr ogr amManager and t he USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager .
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TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE COUNTERMEASURES (TSCM) REQUESTS

1. Pr ogr amSensi t i vi t y. I t i s i ncumbent upon ever y commander
t o mai nt ai n t he secur i t y i nt egr i t y of sensi t i ve compar t ment ed
i nf or mat i on f aci l i t i es and f aci l i t i es wher e speci al access
pr ogr ams ar e di scussed and t o pr act i ce oper at i onal secur i t y
r egar di ng t he use of TSCM act i vi t y. TSCM f unct i onal suppor t
al one i s not a subst i t ut e f or r equi r ed physi cal secur i t y
measur es.

2. Request i ng TSCM Suppor t

a. Request s f or TSCM suppor t shal l cont ai n, at a mi ni mum,
t he i nf or mat i on descr i bed i n t hi s encl osur e. Per r ef er ence ( l ) ,
t he suppor t i ng TSCM or gani zat i on, e. g. , NCI S or USMC TSCM
el ement , shal l pr i or i t i ze r equest s f or TSCM suppor t and shal l
onl y accept r equest s f or t hose f aci l i t i es, or cat egor i es of
f aci l i t i es, t hat ar e det er mi ned t o be pr obabl e and f easi bl e
t ar get s f or t echni cal espi onage or expl oi t at i on based on t he
val ue of t he i nf or mat i on pr ocessed i n t hose f aci l i t i es.

b. Navy act i vi t i es shal l submi t wr i t t en r equest s f or TSCM
suppor t t o t he DON TSCM Pr ogr amManager di r ect l y or t hr ough t he
suppor t i ng TSCM of f i ce. Thi s i ncl udes suppor t f or sensi t i ve
DON- sponsor ed pr oj ect s at cont r act or f aci l i t i es.

c. Mar i ne Cor ps act i vi t i es shal l submi t r equest s f or TSCM
suppor t t o t he USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager per pr ocedur es
est abl i shed by t he DI RI NT and i n accor dance wi t h r ef er ence ( p) .

d. A Quad- Ser vi ce Memor andumof Under st andi ng, per
r ef er ence ( m) , al l ows f or cr oss- ser vi ce TSCM suppor t . For Navy
suppor t r equest s, t he r esponsi bi l i t y f or r ecei vi ng, appr ovi ng,
r equest i ng, and coor di nat i ng such suppor t r emai ns wi t h t he DON
TSCM Pr ogr amManager and t he USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager f or USMC
suppor t r equest s.

e. Request s f or TSCM f unct i onal suppor t t o f aci l i t i es t hat
ar e not nor mal l y used t o di scuss or pr ocess cl assi f i ed
i nf or mat i on or ar e open t o uncont r ol l ed access by un- cl ear ed
per sonnel shal l be appr oved onl y i n ext r aor di nar y ci r cumst ances.
I f appr oved, t he r equest or must make ar r angement s t o mai nt ai n
t he secur i t y of t he ar ea dur i ng t he TSCM and af t er i t s
compl et i on. TSCM of such f aci l i t i es have pr oven
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count er pr oduct i ve by gi vi ng t he occupant or occupant s a f al se
sense of secur i t y and by usi ng l i mi t ed TSCM asset s t hat coul d be
used mor e pr oduct i vel y i n ot her , mor e sensi t i ve f aci l i t i es. The
f ol l owi ng addi t i onal gui dance appl i es:

( 1) Al l r equest s f or TSCM suppor t shal l be i n wr i t i ng,
si gned by t he commandi ng of f i cer or aut hor i zed desi gnee, and
shal l be desi gnat ed at a mi ni mumSECRET or commensur at e wi t h t he
appr opr i at e hi gher secur i t y cl assi f i cat i on l evel , per r ef er ences
( b) and ( o) .

( 2) Al l si gned r equest s shal l be submi t t ed vi a
r egi st er ed U. S. Mai l , or i f aut hor i zed, vi a t he appr opr i at el y
cl assi f i ed comput er net wor k.

( 3) I ncl ude t he f ol l owi ng i n al l r equest s, at a mi ni mum:

( a) Compl et e i dent i f i cat i on of t he ar ea r equi r i ng
TSCM suppor t , t o i ncl ude: name of t he ar ea, r oomnumber ,
bui l di ng number , addr ess, l ocat i on, and command i f ot her t han
r equest er .

( b) Squar e f oot age of each space i dent i f i ed.

( c) A secur e t el ephone number ( DSN, commer ci al wi t h
ar ea code) out si de of t he ar ea of i nspect i on, f or t he command s
pr i mar y and al t er nat e poi nt of cont act ( POC) .

( d) Cl ear l y i dent i f y cl ear ance r equi r ement s f or TSCM
suppor t per sonnel . Al so i ncl ude t he Speci al Secur i t y Of f i cer s
( SSO) name, addr ess, secur e phone number , secur e f ax number , and
any ot her i nf or mat i on needed t o send cl ear ance i nf or mat i on f or
TSCM per sonnel .

( e) Dat e and ser i al or r epor t number of t he l ast
TSCM r epor t and t he st at us of pr evi ous r emedi at i on
r ecommendat i ons, i f any.

( f ) I nf or mat i on t hat may i mpact t he schedul i ng of
TSCM suppor t , such as t he dat e schedul ed const r uct i on wi l l
commence and compl et i on dat e. To pr event unnecessar y
expendi t ur e of manpower and t r avel f unds, t he TSCM Pr ogr am
Manager s shal l be not i f i ed i f any unexpect ed event s occur whi ch
wi l l i nt er f er e wi t h t he TSCM i nspect i on.
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3. Qual i f yi ng Spaces/ Faci l i t i es. Dependi ng on manpower and
equi pment avai l abi l i t y, suppor t wi l l be pr ovi ded t o sensi t i ve
compar t ment ed i nf or mat i on f aci l i t i es and f aci l i t i es wher e
speci al access pr ogr ams ar e di scussed, i n compl i ance wi t h
r ef er ence ( b) and ( p) , r espect i vel y. TSCM suppor t shal l be
pr ovi ded t o cer t ai n spaces wher e di scussi ons or pr ocessi ng of
i nf or mat i on, cl assi f i ed SECRET or above, r out i nel y t ake pl ace.
Cont i nuous access cont r ol s need t o be est abl i shed as par t of an
ef f ect i ve secur i t y pr ogr amt o pr ecl ude undet ect ed access.
Gui dance t o achi eve t hi s obj ect i ve i s cont ai ned i n r ef er ence
( b) .

a. Conf er ences. Per r ef er ence ( o) , cl assi f i ed meet i ngs may
onl y be hel d at an appr oved U. S. Gover nment f aci l i t y or a
cl ear ed DoD cont r act or f aci l i t y wi t h an appr opr i at e f aci l i t y
secur i t y cl ear ance wher e adequat e physi cal secur i t y and
pr ocedur al cont r ol s have been appr oved. Cl assi f i ed meet i ngs may
not be hel d at hot el s, conf er ence cent er s or any ot her uncl ear ed
venue. TSCM ser vi ci ng or gani zat i ons may appr ove r equest s on a
case- by- case basi s f or f aci l i t i es t hat do not meet t hese
r equi r ement s. For f aci l i t i es t hat ar e not open t o t he gener al
publ i c and have t he pot ent i al f or good audi o and physi cal
secur i t y, access cont r ol t o t he f aci l i t y needs t o be est abl i shed
pr i or t o t he TSCM suppor t , t hr oughout t he conf er ence, and
cont i nued t her eaf t er .

b. Fl ag Of f i ces/ Resi dences. TSCM of f l ag of f i ces and
per manent quar t er s may be pr ovi ded despi t e mi ni mal secur i t y
pr ovi si ons, i f doi ng so wi l l not i mpact t he compl et i on of
pr i mar y f aci l i t y TSCMs. Pr i or i t y consi der at i on shal l be gi ven
t o l ocat i ons out si de t he Uni t ed St at es wher e t he For ei gn
I nt el l i gence Ser vi ces t hr eat i s gr eat est . I t shoul d be not ed
t hat TSCM f unct i onal suppor t conduct ed under such condi t i ons
have no r esi dual val ue and i t cannot be assumed t hat af t er t he
TSCM such spaces wi l l cont i nue t o be saf e f or sensi t i ve
di scussi ons.

c. New/ Renovat ed Faci l i t i es. New i nst al l at i ons or spaces
havi ng under gone maj or r enovat i ons wi l l not r ecei ve f ul l TSCM
suppor t unt i l al l const r uct i on i s compl et ed, t he spaces ar e
manned, f ul l y oper at i onal , and secur i t y measur es ar e
i mpl ement ed. Wr i t t en r equest s f or di r ect pr e- const r uct i on
l i ai son i s st r ongl y encour aged t o ensur e pr oper secur i t y
st andar ds. Submi t r equest s f or TSCM suppor t i n accor dance wi t h
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pol i ci es and pr ocedur es est abl i shed by t he DI RNCI S and DI RI NT
and ensur e t hey ar e cl ear l y ar t i cul at ed, under st ood and
i ncor por at ed i nt o t he const r uct i on or modi f i cat i on pl ans. A
r equest f or pr e- const r uct i on suppor t does not const i t ut e a
r equest f or TSCM suppor t . A wr i t t en r equest f or TSCM suppor t ,
as set f or t h i n t hi s encl osur e, must be made once t he f aci l i t y
r enovat i ons have been compl et ed.

d. Aut omobi l es. TSCM suppor t f or aut omobi l es shal l not be
conduct ed unl ess j ust i f i ed by ext r aor di nar y ci r cumst ances. Such
suppor t can onl y be of val ue when t he vehi cl e i s kept under
cont i nuous physi cal secur i t y and cont i nual l y mai nt ai ned by
cl ear ed per sonnel .

e. Shi ps and Ai r cr af t . TSCM suppor t shal l not be f ur ni shed
t o naval shi ps or ai r cr af t unl ess j ust i f i ed by ext r aor di nar y
ci r cumst ances.

f . Dat a Pr ocessi ng Faci l i t i es. I n addi t i on t o t he
f or egoi ng cr i t er i a, ar eas t hat r out i nel y pr ocess cl assi f i ed
mat er i al ut i l i zi ng comput er i zed syst ems may j ust i f y TSCM
suppor t . TSCM per sonnel may i nspect bot h l ogi cal and physi cal
component s of comput er s, comput er net wor ks and t el ephony syst ems
t o i dent i f y t echni cal compr omi se or sur r ept i t i ous ext r act i on of
i nf or mat i on f r omt he ar ea. Pr ot ect i ve measur es may be
r ecommended t o enhance t he pr ot ect i on of di gi t al i nf or mat i on
f r omt hr eat s of comput er net wor k or t el ecommuni cat i on syst em
i nt r usi on and expl oi t at i on.

g. Opt i onal l y Sel ect ed Faci l i t i es. I n t he i nt er est of
pr ot ect i ng sensi t i ve and/ or cl assi f i ed i nf or mat i on, f aci l i t i es
may be desi gnat ed as candi dat es f or TSCM suppor t by t he TSCM
Pr ogr amManager s. I n such cases, t he sel ect ed f aci l i t y shal l be
not i f i ed by t he r espect i ve TSCM Pr ogr amManager pr i or t o t he
TSCM suppor t i n or der t o coor di nat e and secur e t he r equi r ed
aut hor i zat i ons t o compl et e t he suppor t . Per appl i cabl e
pol i ci es, TSCM pr ogr amcoor di nat i on wi t h t he of f i ces of t he CNO
or CMC may be r equi r ed t o de- conf l i ct command and cont r ol
i ssues.

4. Recur r i ng TSCM Suppor t . No f aci l i t y shal l aut omat i cal l y
qual i f y f or r ecur r i ng TSCM ser vi ce. The r esul t s ar e consi der ed
val i d as l ong as t he secur i t y i nt egr i t y of t he f aci l i t y i s
mai nt ai ned. Addi t i onal suppor t may be r equest ed when:
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a. Ther e i s document ed evi dence t o suggest an ar ea has been
t echni cal l y penet r at ed or compr omi sed.

b. Ext ensi ve const r uct i on, r enovat i on or st r uct ur al
modi f i cat i ons have r equi r ed unescor t ed access by uncl ear ed
i ndi vi dual s.

c. Unaut hor i zed per sonnel have gai ned uncont r ol l ed or
unescor t ed access t o t he secur e ar ea.

5. Oper at i onal Secur i t y ( OPSEC) :

a. I n t he i nt er est of bot h good secur i t y and economy of
r esour ces, i t i s i ncumbent upon commander s t o mai nt ai n t he
secur i t y i nt egr i t y of sensi t i ve f aci l i t i es and t o keep t he use
of t hi s cont i ngency t o a mi ni mum. TSCM f unct i onal suppor t al one
cannot subst i t ut e f or r equi r ed physi cal secur i t y measur es.

b. TSCM ser vi ces ar e hi ghl y speci al i zed count er i nt el l i gence
act i vi t i es, and as such, ar e par t i cul ar l y vul ner abl e t o
compr omi se. Dur i ng t he pr ovi si ons of TSCM admi ni st r at i on,
pl anni ng or ser vi ces, OPSEC measur es shal l be i mpl ement ed by
TSCM st af f and commands r ecei vi ng t he suppor t t o ensur e t he
success of t he TSCM suppor t ef f or t . Di scussi on or ver bal
comment s concer ni ng t he pendi ng TSCM suppor t ar e not per mi t t ed
wi t hi n t he spaces of concer n. Wr i t t en r equest s f or TSCM ser vi ce
shal l be cl assi f i ed SECRET at a mi ni mumand f ol l ow r ef er ence
( m) . The number of per sons appr i sed shal l be kept t o an
absol ut e mi ni mum. Non- secur e t el ephoni c cont act shal l not be
made f r omt he ar ea f or whi ch t he r equest i s bei ng made. Non-
secur e t el ephoni c r equest s f or TSCM suppor t shal l be consi der ed
compr omi si ng and ar e pr ohi bi t ed.

c. Wr i t t en r equest s f or TSCM suppor t shal l be submi t t ed t o
t he suppor t i ng TSCM or gani zat i on f or r evi ew, det er mi nat i on of
val i di t y, appr oval and schedul i ng. Due t o manpower const r ai nt s,
r out i ne r equest s f or TSCM suppor t may not be f ul f i l l ed as
r equest s f or suppor t wi l l be handl ed on t hr eat based,
pr i or i t i zed and t hen f i r st - come, f i r st - ser ve basi s. A r equest
f or TSCM suppor t shal l r emai n val i d f or a per i od of t wo year s
upon r ecei pt . Unant i ci pat ed r equi r ement s shal l be submi t t ed
i mmedi at el y and document at i on of ext enuat i ng ci r cumst ances whi ch
r equi r e a f ast er r esponse shal l be cl ear l y i dent i f i ed and

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f ul l y j ust i f i ed wi t hi n t he r equest . Request s shal l be submi t t ed
as st at ed i n par agr aph 2 of t hi s encl osur e.

d. Due t o t he sensi t i ve nat ur e of TSCM suppor t ,
communi cat i ons or di scussi ons t hat i dent i f y TSCM l ocat i ons,
dat es, or TSCM st af f shal l be kept t o an absol ut e mi ni mumand
commensur at e wi t h t he secur i t y cl assi f i cat i on l evel of t he TSCM
r equest . Request s f or TSCM suppor t shal l be acknowl edged upon
r ecei pt and schedul ed f or compl et i on dur i ng t he upcomi ng
cal endar year , i f possi bl e. Not i f i cat i on of TSCM suppor t wi l l
be pr ovi ded no mor e t han 60 cal endar days pr i or t o ar r i val of
t he TSCM t eam. Nor mal l y, mi ni mal cor r espondence wi l l be
i ni t i at ed t o r educe oppor t uni t i es f or compr omi se. I f t her e i s a
change t o t he f aci l i t y' s st at us, POC, or an unf or eseen
ci r cumst ance ar i ses wi t hi n t he r equest i ng command whi ch woul d
pr ecl ude a schedul ed TSCM vi si t , t he suppor t i ng TSCM
or gani zat i on shal l be not i f i ed i mmedi at el y. Fai l ur e t o do so
may r esul t i n t he cancel at i on of t he schedul ed TSCM suppor t .

e. TSCM per sonnel shal l eval uat e t he appl i cabl e spaces f or
t echni cal and physi cal secur i t y vul ner abi l i t i es and when
obser ved, pr ovi de r ecommendat i ons t o el i mi nat e any secur i t y
def i ci enci es i dent i f i ed.

f . Commands shal l ensur e, vi a a wr i t t en r esponse as per
r ef er ence ( o) t hat r emedi at i on act i ons f or al l weaknesses
i dent i f i ed as a r esul t of t he TSCM pr ocess ar e document ed.
Unl ess ot her wi se j ust i f i ed, TSCM suppor t shal l not be pr ovi ded
t o ar eas t hat have had pr evi ous TSCM suppor t i f not i n
conf or mance wi t h r ef er ence ( b) or i f maj or def i ci enci es wer e
pr evi ousl y i dent i f i ed and cor r ect i ve act i ons wer e not i ni t i at ed.

6. POC i nf or mat i on shal l be cur r ent . I f a POC changes bef or e
t he TSCM i s conduct ed, an updat ed r equest shal l be submi t t ed
i dent i f yi ng t he new POC and cur r ent cont act number s.

a. Request s f or TSCM suppor t shal l cont ai n, at a mi ni mum,
t he i nf or mat i on i n t hi s encl osur e. Fol l owi ng r ef er ence ( o) , t he
suppor t i ng TSCM or gani zat i on, e. g. , NCI S or USMC TSCM el ement ,
shal l pr i or i t i ze r equest s f or TSCM suppor t and shal l onl y accept
r equest s f or t hose f aci l i t i es, or cat egor i es of f aci l i t i es, t hat
ar e det er mi ned t o be pr obabl e and f easi bl e t ar get s f or t echni cal
espi onage or expl oi t at i on based on t he val ue of t he i nf or mat i on
pr ocessed i n t hose f aci l i t i es.
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b. Navy act i vi t i es shal l submi t r equest s f or TSCM suppor t
t o t he DON TSCM Pr ogr amManager . Thi s i ncl udes suppor t f or
sensi t i ve DON- sponsor ed pr oj ect s at cont r act or f aci l i t i es.

c. Mar i ne Cor ps act i vi t i es shal l submi t r equest s f or TSCM
suppor t t o t he USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager and f ol l ow pol i ci es and
pr ocedur es est abl i shed by t he DI RI NT.

7. Det ect i on or Suspi ci on of a Techni cal Penet r at i on. Shoul d a
conf i r med or suspect ed t echni cal penet r at i on be di scover ed, t he
f ol l owi ng act i ons shal l be t aken:

a. No di scussi on of t he di scover y shal l t ake pl ace wi t hi n
t he space wher e t he devi ce was f ound.

b. The ar ea shal l be secur ed t o pr ecl ude r emoval of t he
devi ce.

c. Do not t ouch t he devi ce. Make no at t empt s t o r emove t he
devi ce or conduct any t est s.

d. Navy Commands shal l i mmedi at el y r epor t t he det ai l s of
di scover y t o t he DON TSCM Pr ogr amManager t hr ough secur e means.
I n t he event di r ect cont act i s not possi bl e, t he NCI S Mul t i pl e
Thr eat Al er t Cent er ( MTAC) , l i st ed i n encl osur e ( 5) , shal l be
cont act ed and wi l l l ocat e and not i f y t he DON TSCM Pr ogr am
Manager . Mar i ne Cor ps Commands shal l i mmedi at el y r epor t t he
det ai l s of di scover y t o t he USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager t hr ough
secur e means and car ef ul l y f ol l ow pol i ci es est abl i shed by t he
DI RI NT i n accor dance wi t h Mar i ne Cor ps Or der 5511. 20 r ef er ence
( p) . The USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager shal l subsequent l y not i f y
t he DON TSCM Pr ogr amManager . At a mi ni mum, t he r epor t i ng shal l
i ncl ude t he f ol l owi ng:

( 1) Dat e and t i me of di scover y.

( 2) Ar ea, i nst al l at i on, or f aci l i t y i nvol ved.

( 3) Speci f i c l ocat i on wi t hi n t he f aci l i t y wher e t he
suspect ed devi ce was f ound.

( 4) I dent i t y of t he suspect ed devi ce by t ype, i . e. ,
wi r ed mi cr ophone, modi f i ed t el ephone, r adi o f r equency
t r ansmi t t er , et c.
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( 5) Met hod of di scover y.

( 6) Name and any addi t i onal i dent i f yi ng i nf or mat i on of
t he i ndi vi dual who di scover ed t he devi ce.

( 7) Best est i mat e as t o whet her any f or ei gn i nt el l i gence
ent i t y ( FI E) was al er t ed t o di scover y.

e. The command shal l mai nt ai n as nor mal an oper at i onal
t empo as possi bl e so t he di scover y i s not r eal i zed.

f . The DON and USMC TSCM Pr ogr amManager s may coor di nat e
wi t h appr opr i at e DoD and nat i onal count er i nt el l i gence and
i nt el l i gence ent i t i es as necessar y t o af f ect an appr opr i at e
r esponse t o a conf i r med or suspect ed t echni cal penet r at i on. No
r el ease of i nf or mat i on concer ni ng t he di scover y of a t echni cal
penet r at i on shal l occur wi t hout t he aut hor i zat i on of t he Deput y
Under Secr et ar y of Def ense f or I nt el l i gence and i n coor di nat i on
wi t h t he Deput y Under Secr et ar y of t he Navy f or Pl ans, Pol i cy,
Over si ght and I nt egr at i on. I n al l cases, t he USMC TSCM Pr ogr am
Manager shal l coor di nat e any r el ease of i nf or mat i on wi t h t he DON
TSCM Pr ogr amManager t o ensur e t he i nt egr i t y and vi abi l i t y of
pot ent i al i nvest i gat i ve act i vi t i es.

g. Fol l owi ng any di scover y of a cl andest i ne sur vei l l ance
devi ce, t he suppor t i ng TSCM or gani zat i on Pr ogr amManager wi l l
pr ovi de i nst r uct i ons as t o t he cour se of act i on t o be t aken.

8. Cr i t i cal Nat ur e of Ti mel y Repor t i ng. Secur ed t el ephony and
or comput er net wor k, e. g. , Secur e I nt er net Pr ot ocol Rout er
Net wor k ( SI PRNET) , out si de t he ar ea of suspect ed penet r at i on may
be used t o pr ovi de t he most expedi ent not i f i cat i on.

9. TSCM Per sonnel Sel ect i on, Tr ai ni ng, and Equi pment

a. Per sonnel . The mi ni mumqual i f i cat i ons, sel ect i on, and
t r ai ni ng r equi r ed f or ent r y i nt o t he TSCM f i el d ar e l i st ed i n
encl osur e ( 6) .

b. Equi pment . TSCM equi pment shal l be kept cur r ent t o meet
exi st i ng t hr eat s due t o ever - changi ng t echnol ogy. I t i s
essent i al t o pr ovi de commander s a hi gh degr ee of conf i dence t o
pr ocess and use sensi t i ve i nf or mat i on. St andar di zed TSCM
equi pment shal l be pr ocur ed, mai nt ai ned, and ut i l i zed wi t h
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st at e- of - t he- ar t t echnol ogy per t he Nat i onal Pol i cy on Techni cal
Sur vei l l ance Count er measur es of Sept ember 16, 1997.

10. Mi ni mi ze. I t i s par amount t o i mmedi at el y r epor t det ect i on
or suspi ci on of t echni cal penet r at i on. A st at ement wi t hi n t he
r epor t advi si ng mi ni mal di st r i but i on shal l al so be added.
Rout i ne r equest s f or TSCM f unct i onal suppor t shal l be f or war ded
vi a secur e means dur i ng per i ods of MI NI MI ZE.

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TSCM CONTACT INFORMATION

1. Submi t TSCM r equest s t o:

a. NCI S:

Di r ect or , Naval Cr i mi nal I nvest i gat i ve Ser vi ce
ATTN: Code 2G02
27130 Tel egr aph Road
Quant i co, VA 22134
Phone: ( 571) 305- 9652 DSN: ( 315) 240- 9652
SI PR Emai l : NCI SHQ- TSCM@NCI S. NAVY. SMI L. MI L

b. Mul t i pl e Thr eat Al er t Cent er ( MTAC)

- Commer ci al Phone: 571- 305- 4900
- Tol l Fr ee: 1- 800- 278- 9914
- Secur e: 571- 305- 4778 ( STE) ; 918- 5544 ( DVOI P)
- SCI TANDBERG: 912- 3845
- SECRET TANDBERG: 571- 4777
E- mai l :
( SI PR) MTACWATCH@NCI S. NAVY. SMI L. MI L
( J WI CS) MTACWATCH@NCI S. I C. GOV

2. Cl assi f i ed Comput er Net wor ks TSCM cont act i nf or mat i on can be
f ound on t he NCI S and USMC homepages.

a. HTTP: / / WWW. NCI S. NAVY. SMI L. MI L/ DI SPLAYS/ TSCM/ I NDEX. HTM

b. HTTP: / / WWW. MCI A. USMC. SMI L. MI L
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QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRY INTO TSCM FIELD

1. TSCM i s a speci al i zed count er i nt el l i gence f unct i on and
r equi r es per sonnel wi t h ext ensi ve el ect r oni c and physi cal
secur i t y ski l l s. The Di r ect or NCI S, CNO and t he CMC shal l
coor di nat e t he appr opr i at e f undi ng and st af f i ng of t r ai ned and
equi pped TSCM per sonnel at a l evel commensur at e wi t h annual
t aski ng r equi r ement s, i n addi t i on t o r easonabl e cont i ngency
sur ge needs. The mi ni mumqual i f i cat i ons r equi r ed f or ent r y i nt o
t he TSCM f i el d ar e l i st ed i n r ef er ence ( f ) .

2. Al l NCI S and Mar i ne Cor ps TSCM per sonnel shal l be cer t i f i ed
t o conduct TSCM act i vi t i es per r ef er ence ( f ) . TSCM per sonnel
shal l under go annual TSCM t r ai ni ng commensur at e wi t h pol i ci es,
at t end speci al i zed cour ses t o mai nt ai n pr of i ci ency, and st ay
abr east of new t echni cal t hr eat s and advanci ng t echnol ogy.

3. The mi ni mumqual i f i cat i ons r equi r ed f or ent r y i nt o t he TSCM
f i el d ar e as f ol l ows:

a. Educat i on. At a mi ni mum, t he candi dat e must have a hi gh
school di pl oma or equi val ent and must have compl et ed a cour se i n
el ect r oni cs f undament al s.

b. Exper i ence. I t i s hi ghl y desi r abl e t hat candi dat es have
exper i ence such as el ect r oni cs, avi oni cs, t el ephone syst ems
oper at i ons and mai nt enance, i nf or mat i on syst ems oper at i ons and
mai nt enance, and/ or al ar msyst ems oper at i on and mai nt enance.

c. Secur i t y Cl ear ance. TOP SECRET, el i gi bl e f or access t o
Sensi t i ve Compar t ment ed I nf or mat i on.

d. Gr ade. E- 5 or hi gher , or a ci vi l i an gr ade as det er mi ned
by t he aut hor i zed TSCM or gani zat i on.

e. Age. Twent y- one year s or ol der .

f . Physi cal . The TSCM appl i cant shal l meet physi cal
st andar ds set f or t h by t he DON and USMC TSCM or gani zat i ons. The
mi ni mumr equi r ement s ar e:

( 1) Hear i ng acui t y t est s r esul t s per audi omet er t est not
t o exceed 30 deci bel s ( A. S. A. or equi val ent I . S. O. ) i n ei t her

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ear i n t he 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz r anges. Appl i cant s must be
abl e t o hear t he whi sper ed voi ce at 15 f eet wi t h each ear
wi t hout t he use of a hear i ng ai d.

( 2) Vi si on must be a mi ni mumof 20/ 30 i n one eye and
20/ 20 i n t he ot her eye, di st ant and near , t hr ough nor mal vi si on
or cor r ect i ve measur es.

( 3) Col or per cept i on t est r esul t s, empl oyi ng t he pseudo-
i sochr omat i c pl at es f or t est i ng col or per cept i on, not t o exceed
f our i ncor r ect i dent i f i cat i ons out of f our t een t est pl at es.

( 4) Fr ee f r omany physi cal pr obl ems whi ch mat er i al l y
hi nder manual dext er i t y. Appl i cant must have nor mal r ange of
mot i on i n al l ext r emi t i es.

g. A compl et e medi cal exami nat i on showi ng no medi cal r eason
f or t he appl i cant t o be unabl e t o compl et e r i gor ous t r ai ni ng and
per f or mance of dut i es t o i ncl ude t he f ol l owi ng:

( 1) Abi l i t y t o l i f t f or t y pounds over head, usi ng bot h
ar ms.

( 2) Abi l i t y t o car r y f or t y pounds i n a manner si mi l ar t o
car r yi ng a sui t case.

( 3) Abi l i t y t o cl i mb a si x- f oot l adder .

( 4) Abi l i t y t o cr awl beneat h a t hr ee- f oot bar r i er .