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Security Storage Equipment Procurement Procedures. Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) issued Notice 2014-02: Procurement of Security Equipment on 4 April 2014. This notice specifies that the General Services Administration (GSA) enacted new procedures for procuring secure storage equipment, such as security containers, information processing system (IPS) containers, and vault doors. Contact or the DoD Lock Program Hotline at (800) 290-7607 for any questions regarding this notice.
The Class 6-S Shipboard Container. GSA-approved shipboard security containers are available, and meet the need for containers that require welding or bolting to the deck without losing their GSA approval. Many regular Class 6 security containers on ships have been welded or bolted to secure them in place which permanently voids the GSA approval. Since 2012, Class 6-S containers, built and tested under Class 6-S in Federal specification AA-F-358J, have been available for procurement. Visit our GSA-approved Shipboard Container page for more information.
Kaba Mas Bulletin #57 has been issued to announce Kaba Mas has made a color change to the X-10 and CDX-10 locks.  All new Kaba Mas locks will be black.  Click here to view Kaba Mas Bulletin #57.
Timeline for Replacement of Modified Shipboard Containers. The Undersecretary of the Navy released a memo concerning security containers onboard naval ships. UNSECNAV Memo, MEMORANDUM FOR VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, Subject: Shipboard Containers Used for the Storage of Classified Information, 26 June 2015, discusses the GSA-approved Class 6-S shipboard security container with a priority replacement timeline. For more information on Class 6-S security containers visit our GSA-approved Shipboard Container page.
Guidance on Safeguarding and Storage of Classified National Security Information. DoD Manual 5200.01, DoD Information Security Program has been released in four (4) volumes. They can be found on our Directives and Guidance page. This document replaces DoD Regulation 5200.1-R. The DoD Lock Program can provide further guidance on Volume 3, DoD Information Security Program: Protection of Classified Information, concerning safeguarding and storage of classified information. Major changes to note in Volume 3:
  • GSA-approved security containers shall have an FF-L-2740 lock (page 35, paragraph 2)
  • When disposing of a security container to DLA Disposition Service (formerly DRMO/DRMS) remove the GSA approval label (page 39 paragraph 8.b)
  • You shall record the lock combination on the SF 700 form (page 39 paragraph 10)
  • You shall record the lock serial number on the SF 700 form when replacing a lock (page 39 paragraph 7)
Air Force releases Air Force Instruction (AFI) 16-1404, Air Force Information Security Program, dated 29 May 2015. This publication has been substantially revised and must be completely reviewed. It supersedes: AFI 31-401, dated 1 November 2005 and AFI 31-406, dated 29 July 2004.
The Class 5-W Drawer-Type Weapons Container. The Class 5-W drawer-type weapons container is approved and labeled specifically for weapons storage. It is provided with an FF-L-2937 mechanical combination lock. This is a cost effective alternative to a Class 5 container with an FF-L-2740 electro-mechanical combination lock intended for storage of classified materials. Changes made in Revision J to Federal Specification AA-F-358, released 2 November 2010, show the new weapons container.
Where Do I Get Parts for My X-09 or CDX-09 Lock?
  • Lockmasters at 800-654-0637 or visit their website at Look under "Shop", "Safe Locks & Tools", "Kaba Mas", then "X Series High Security".
  • MBA USA at 888-MBA-5495 or visit their website at Look under "Product Categories", "Government Security (GSA) Products", then "Locks & Parts".
The Latest Edition, Issue #30, of the Security Facts Newsletter is Available. Please visit our Newsletter Index page to see previous publications of the Security Facts Newsletter. In an effort to reduce the impact on the environment, we will send an email notification when the latest edition has been posted on our website.


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