Co-Utilization Agreement Scif

The details are negotiated, agreed and recalled in a co-use contract. SCIF-Co-Use promotes efficiency and increases competition. It uses an existing IC asset to increase overall broadcast capacity and increases the number of suitable competitors for a given program. It allows small, innovative businesses to compete with work that would otherwise be driven out of them. Of course, small businesses are working to promote the co-use of SCIFs. The result is that IC program managers and security experts in the sector are constantly working to compensate for a tension: a political environment that, on the one hand, favors the development and approval of a co-use agreement; and, on the other hand, a practical need to reconcile declarations of renunciation. A tenant and an alleged host agree on the purpose; However, the tenant must ensure that its unique mission requirements can be met by the host`s accreditation requirements, as well as any exceptions granted by the host element to uniform security requirements. But there was a catch. Despite the DNI`s best intentions, SCIFs – like costumes – are not a “one size fits all”. A little sewing is always necessary. As I said recently by a nice IC program manager, “We have different requirements depending on the work that is done.” Thus, the original DCI provided for a narrow exception: in the case of indefinite “exceptional circumstances”, it is possible to waive uniform security requirements.

In a short period of time, the diversity and complexity of ICR`s various programs has resulted in a large number of renunciations. Soon, the exception would swallow the rule. Today, depending on the requirements of the mission, there are declarations of renunciation, both where uniform security requirements can only be met and when they need to be exceeded. See generally ICS 705-1 (H) (a) – (b). Thus, today`s accredited CFIs are very different in terms of compliance with “uniform” requirements; Some hit them, some overtake them and others are too short. And the same goes for the director of the National Secret Service (DNI). In 2010, the DNI adopted Community Intelligence Directive (ICD) 705, which aimed to establish uniform physical and technical security requirements (IC) for all SCIFs. .

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