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Department of Defense

DIRECTIVE

NUMBER 5100.76

February 10, 1981




Incorporating Change 1, January 1, 1983

USD(P)

SUBJECT:  Physical Security Review Board

References: (a)  DoD Directive 5100.76, "Physical Security Review Board," May 17, 1977 (hereby canceled)

(b)  DoD Directive 5025.1, "Department of Defense Directives System," October 16, 1980

(c)  DoD Instruction 5100.84, "Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives at Contractor Facilities," September 23, 1980

(d)  DoD Directive 5210.41, "Security Criteria and Standards for Protecting Nuclear Weapons," September 12, 1978

(e)  DoD Instruction 7730.12, "Notification Procedures for Accidents and Significant Incidents Involving Nuclear Weapons, Reactors, and Radioactive Materials (FOUO)," August 1, 1976

1.  REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE

1.1.  This Directive reissues reference (a) to continue, in restructured form, the Physical Security Review Board, and modify the reporting criteria previously set forth.  It outlines the authorities, responsibilities, and functions relative to the formulation of worldwide uniform policy, standards, and procedures for the physical security of nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials, and conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives in the possession or custody of the DoD Components.

1.2.  This Directive also authorizes the issuance of DoD Manual 5100.76-M, "Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives," and appropriate supplements, consistent with the requirements of reference (b).

2.  APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE

2.1.  The provisions of this Directive apply to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Unified and Specified Commands, and the Defense Agencies (hereafter referred to as "DoD Components").

2.2.  Its provisions encompass any DoD Component assigned worldwide that is involved in the procurement, shipment, storage, inventory control, disposal by sale, or destruction of conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives.

3.  DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Directive, conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives are defined in DoD 5100.76-M.  Nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials are defined without qualification.

4.  POLICY

4.1.  The security of nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials and of conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives is of grave concern to the Department of Defense because of the potential this material has for jeopardizing the safety and security of personnel and installations, worldwide, especially if nuclear material were to be obtained illegally by subversives, terrorists, or other criminal elements.

4.2.  All DoD Components shall ensure the safeguarding of nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials, and of conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives by judiciously implementing and monitoring physical security measures, using practical cost considerations.

5.  AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

5.1.  The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (DUSD(P)) is the senior DoD official having authority and responsibility for the establishment of uniform DoD physical security policy.

5.2.  Under the DUSD(P), the Director, Security Plans and Programs, shall develop policies, standards, and procedures governing the physical security of nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials, and conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives, and for their effective and uniform implementation.

5.3.  To advise and assist the DUSD(P), the Department of Defense Physical Security Review Board (hereafter referred to as "the Board") is continued.  The Board shall be comprised of the Director, Security Plans and Programs, as Chair; the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Management); the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs); the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy); and a Deputy Assistant Secretary, or equivalent, designated by each of the Secretaries of the Military Departments.

5.4.  The Secretaries of the Military Departments, the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Directors of the Defense Agencies, and the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy) (ATSD(AE)), or their designees, shall, as appropriate:

5.4.1.  Provide the Board with threat and incident information, as required, reports of survey or inspection when security weaknesses or potential weaknesses are indicated, and other assistance necessary to its assigned functions.

5.4.2.  Provide qualified personnel for task groups when requested by the Chair, Physical Security Review Board.

5.4.3.  Ensure that contractual requirements provide for the protection of conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives in accordance with DoD Instruction 5100.84 (reference (c)).

5.5.  The Director, Defense Investigative Service (DIS), shall ensure through an inspection program the safeguarding of conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives that relate to contract performance and that are in the possession or custody of DoD prime or subcontractors.  In the case of Government-owned, contractor-operated facilities, the Head of the owning DoD Component may elect to assume this inspection responsibility by formally notifying the Director, DIS.

6.  FUNCTIONS

6.1.  To discharge the responsibilities assigned herein, the Chair of the Board shall, in addition to the authority and responsibilities set forth in 5.2. and 5.3.:

6.1.1.  Preside at Board meetings or, in his absence, designate a member of his staff to act on his behalf.

6.1.2.  Determine and conduct the necessary staffing required on matters referred to the Board.

6.1.3.  Establish and direct the activities of task groups formed to address specific physical security matters.

6.1.4.  Establish or maintain a system to provide the DUSD(P) and the DoD Components with current information on physical security matters within the Board's jurisdiction.

6.1.5.  Establish liaison with other Government Departments and Agencies, including the Departments of State, Justice, Treasury, Energy, and Transportation, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

6.1.6.  Perform other functions with regard to physical security, as assigned by the Secretary of Defense.

6.2.  Under the policy direction and program guidance of the Chair, the Board shall:

6.2.1.  Convene on call of the Chair.

6.2.2.  Determine the need for uniform policy, standards, and procedures for the physical security of nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials, and conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives, and take steps to establish them.  All security matters involving nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials shall be developed in coordination with the ATSD(AE).

6.2.3.  In collaboration with other DoD offices, when applicable, survey and evaluate activities to determine compliance with security standards and procedures for the protection of nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials, and of conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives.

7.  INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

Under the provisions of 5.4.1., the DoD Components concerned shall:

7.1.  Submit all reports pertaining to nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials in accordance with DoD Directive 5210.41 and DoD Instruction 7730.12 (references (d) and (e)).  The ATSD(AE) shall advise the Chair, Physical Security Review Board, concerning incidents involving the security of nuclear weapons, devices, reactors, and materials.

7.2.  The DoD Components shall submit to the Chair, Physical Security Review Board, reports pertaining to conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives in accordance with DoD 5100.76-M.

8.  EFFECTIVE DATE AND IMPLEMENTATION

This Directive is effective immediately.  Implementation shall consist of the required reports in paragraph 7.2.

Signed by: Frank C. Carlucci, Deputy Secretary of Defense