Chapter 20-100 Introduction

The University of California becomes involved in classified research activities in several areas. Campuses need to decide whether to perform classified work in their dealings with certain Federal agencies. Faculty may serve as consultants to external contractors which perform classifed work. The University of California performs classified work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratory, and off-campus at the Scripps Insitituion of Oceanography.

Involvement in classified work imposes special obligations on the University to meet the security requirements of the Atomic Energy Act as implemented in Deparment of Energy (DOE) Security Regulations, and to meet the security requirements of the Department of Defense (DOD) as published in its Industrial Security Manual.

This Manual Chapter describes how the University complies with the special obligations and requirements of the DOE and the DOD.

20-110 Special Requirements and Obligations for the Performance of Classified Work

Special requirements and obligations for the performance of classified work at the University include the following:

--Facility Clearance;

--Cleared Personnel; and

--Approved Security Program.

The above requirements are true for any classified work which is to be conducted, either for DOD or DOE, anywhere in the University, including at the DOE Laboratories.

20-120 General Overview of the Office of the President's Security Program

A general overview of the Office of the President (OP) security program, pursuant to the special requirements and obligations specified under 20-110 above, is as follows:

a. Facility Clearance

OP must have an approved facility clearance before any classified work can be performed anywhere within the University. The DOD requires that OP be approved as a "Home Office Facility" at the Secret level. (See DOD Security Definitions, Section 20-430). Although DOE does not have a comparable requirement, a clearance of the "Headquarters Facility" is required to have effective Presidential and Regental oversight over the DOE Laboratories.

Campus or Laboratory locations must also have facility clearances before any classified work can be performed at those locations. In the case of any DOD-approved campus facility, it cannot be cleared at any higher level than the OP Facility's currently DOD-approved Secret level.

b. Personnel Security Clearances

Members of the Board of Regents, including the President of the University, Principal Officers and certain other Officers of The Regents, Senior Vice Presidents and certain other Vice Presidents of the University, and selected other Office of the President management personnel must hold security clearances at the level of the approved facility clearance before any classifed work is conducted anywhere in the University for DOD. DOE does not mandate clearances for individuals, as named above. However, to permit the effective discharge of management oversight responsibilities for the DOE Laboratories by the above-described University officials, DOE clearances at the Q level (Top Secret) are obtained.

Campus or Laboratory personnel who will be engaged in the performance of classified work must also hold an appropriate DOD or DOE personnel security clearance.

For an expanded discussion of University-sponsored personnel security clearances refer to Section 20-340.

c. Approved Research Security Program OP is required as a DOD Contractor, and elects as a DOE Laboratory operator, to have a corporate headquarters level "home office" to implement and manage a Universitywide security program. The Universitywide security program includes an OP headquarters monitoring role over DOD's security program within the University.

The OP security program excludes a monitoring role over DOE classified acitivities at LLNL and LANL becuase these Laboratories have their own security program which reports directly to DOE. Campuses wishing to become involved in the performance of DOD classified work must also have a DOD approved Research Security Program. For an expanded discussion of the University's DOD-approved Research Security Program refer to Section 20-400. For additional information concerning DOE's Security Program refer to Section 20-500.