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What Do I Need to Store Materials?

 

HANDY MATRIX FOR MATERIAL STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
FOR CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AND AA&E

 

Within the DoD, certain materials must be stored in specific ways. The purpose of this matrix is to help the user determine appropriate storage for given materials.  The matrix lists the types of material, the pertinent regulations, and the hardware to be used.  Where the hardware must meet a specification, it is listed.


Materials stored Policy Document Lock Requirements Storage Requirements
Classified Material (confidential, secret, and top secret) DoDM 5200.01, Volume 3
Component documents:
Navy: SECNAV M-5510.36
Army: AR 380-5 (FOUO)
USAF: AFI 16-1404
DoD Ctrs: DoD Manual 5220.22-M
FF-L-2740
(see note 1)
Class 5 Container
Class 6 Container
Security Vault Door
Secure Room (see note 2)
Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) ICD/ICS 705
FF-L-2740 SCIF (see note 2)
Security Risk Categories (SRC) I, II, III, IV Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) DoD Manual 5100.76
Component documents:
Navy/USMC: OPNAVINST 5530.13C
Army: AR 190-11 (FOUO)
USAF: AFI 31-101 (FOUO)
USCG: COMDTINST M5530.1C (FOUO)
FF-L-2937
(see note 3)
Class 5 Container
Armory Vault Door
DoD Manual 5100.76
Same component documents as above
High Security Padlock
( MIL-DTL-43607) with
High Security Hasp
( MIL-DTL-29181 or
MIL-H-24653)
AA&E Magazines and Storage Structures
DoD Manual 5100.76
Same component documents as above
Internal Locking Device
(ILD)
AA&E Magazines and Storage Structures
Keys to Category I & II AA&E DoD Manual 5100.76 FF-L-2937
(see note 3)
Class 5 Container
Keys to Category III & IV AA&E DoD Manual 5100.76 FF-L-2937
or UL 768, Group 1
Container of at least 12-gauge steel (or material of equivalent strength)

(1) An existing Field Safe with a mechanical combination lock meeting UL Std 768, Group 1, or a new Field Safe with a mechanical combination lock meeting Federal Specification FF-L-2937 are approved for classified storage in accordance with AA-F-358, Filing Cabinet, Legal and Letter Size, Uninsulated, Security.  Visit our Field Safe page for more information.
(2) Pedestrian door deadbolt devices, covered by Federal Specification FF-L-2890, are intended for use on pedestrian doors to secure rooms and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs).  Visit our Pedestrian Door Deadbolt Devices page for more information.
(3) All new GSA approved weapons containers and armory vault doors must use an FF-L-2937 lock for the storage of AA&E.  Existing GSA approved weapons containers and armory vault doors may continue to use an UL 768, Group 1 mechanical combination lock for the storage of AA&E.  If the existing UL 768, Group 1 lock fails, or requires replacement, it must be replaced with a lock meeting FF-L-2937.  Visit our Weapons Container page for more information.
 

For further information contact:

DoD Lock Program, Technical Support Hotline
Toll-free:  (800) 290-7607
DSN:  551-1212
Commercial:  (805) 982-1212
E-mail:  Technical Support Hotline
 

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