Magazine article Security Management

National Industrial Program Gets Approval

Magazine article Security Management

National Industrial Program Gets Approval

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The President has approved a report by the Department of Defense that will launch the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)--a program that is expected to reduce costs to both government and industry while improving security.

The report on NISP will guide the implementation of a new government-wide program to handle all elements of security, including personnel, physical, and information security.

"The approval of the report on NISP by the President is a tremendous milestone for the government and the defense industry," said Don Fuqua, president of Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).

"The implementation of NISP will result in a much more streamlined and efficient way to safeguard government security information. The defense industry is ready and eager to visit with the implementation process," Fuqua added.

AIA, the National Security Industrial Association, the National Classification Management Society, and ASIS have been instrumental in developing NISP.

Concerned about the complexity and cost of the government's multiple security programs, AIA's Industrial Security Committee began in 1986 to develop a program to standardize security practices with a single, coherent, national program of baseline security requirements and standards for all to follow. …

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