The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) is a:
|“||[n]ational personnel security program to safeguard United States government classified information that is released to contractors, licensees, and grantees of the United States government. The NISP is a single, integrated, cohesive industrial security program to protect classified information and preserve the United States economic and technologic interests. Non-national security contracts and contractor staff, consultants and all other non-employee/non-contractor classes of individuals are not covered by the NISP.||”|
The NISP program was established by Executive Order 12829 for the protection of information classified under Executive Order 12958 as amended, or its successor or predecessor orders, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
The National Security Council is responsible for providing overall policy direction for the NISP. The Secretary of Defense is the Executive Agent for the NISP. The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) is responsible for implementing and monitoring the NISP and for issuing implementing directives that shall be binding on agencies.
- Office of Counterintelligence (DXC), Defense CI & HUMINT Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, "Terms and Definitions of Interest for DoD Counterintelligence Professional," at GL-121 (May 2, 2011) (full-text).