Reissues reference (a) to implement policy, assign responsibilities, and
prescribe guidance on the classification methodology for Information Operations
(10) programs and capabilities within the Department of Defense.
Establishes guidance for proper protection of 10 activities.
Identifies and provides classification guidance on categories of IO activities.
While this Instruction identifies the classification or classification ·range
for specific items of classified information, it is not intended to be used as
an itemized guide for applying Special Access Program (SAP) prota;tive
measures. If required, SAP protective measures shall be in addition to the
protections that are cited in this Instruction. 1.4. Addresses the relationship
between the protection level for 10 activities and the security classification
for specific elements of information within these activities. It clarifies
information and requirements from a number of sources to identify the
appropriate protection architecture for IO activities.
Constitutes authority and, in the absence of an approved program classification
guide that provides specific classification instructions, shall be cited as the
basis for derivative classification about, or declassification of, DoD
information and material involved in 10.
DoD Instruction 0-3600.02
October 2016, this version is the latest.