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Official US DoD Definition of sensitive compartmented information facility

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2014

Definition of the United States Department of Defense military term "sensitive compartmented information facility ".

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sensitive compartmented information facility


An accredited area, room, group of rooms, or installation where sensitive compartmented information (SCI) may be stored, used, discussed, and/or electronically processed. Sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) procedural and physical measures prevent the free access of persons unless they have been formally indoctrinated for the particular SCI authorized for use or storage within the SCIF. Also called SCIF. See also sensitive compartmented information. (JP 2-01)