"NISPOM Amendments Affect All Cleared Contractors"

On May 18, 2016, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (“USD(I)”) released a series of amendments to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (“NISPOM”) DoD 5220.00-M.  The amendments, entitled Conforming Change 2 (“Change 2”), create several new requirements for companies in the National Industrial Security Program (“NISP”), i.e., U.S. Government contractors who require access to U.S. classified information.  All of the changes discussed in this Stroock Special Bulletin must be implemented by contractors within six months (by November 18, 2016).

This Stroock Special Bulletin summarizes the more significant changes to the NISPOM.