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Department of Defense

DIRECTIVE

NUMBER 5210.70

November 3, 1980




ASD(C3I)

SUBJECT:  DoD Cryptologic Training

References: (a)  National Security Council Intelligence Directive No.6 (NSCID No. 6)

(b)  DoD Directive S-5100.20, "The National Security Agency and the Central Security Service," December 23, 1971

(c)  DoD Directive 5100.47, "National Cryptologic School," April 30, 1965

1.  PURPOSE

This Directive establishes uniform policies, standards, and procedures for the conduct of cryptologic training; and assigns responsibilities to ensure that adequate and responsive training within the various Components of the Department of Defense is carried out.

2.  APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE

2.1.  The provisions of this Directive apply to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Defense Agencies (hereafter called "DoD Components").  As used herein, the term "Services" refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.

2.2.  Its provisions encompass all elements of the Department of Defense engaged in cryptologic and cryptologic-related training that supports operations contained in the Consolidated Cryptologic Program (CCP) or Tactical Cryptologic Program (TCP).

3.  DEFINITIONS

3.1.  Cryptologic Training.  Institutional training in skills unique to the cryptologic mission.

3.2.  Common Cryptologic Training.  Training in identical skills that are essentially similar for personnel of more than one Military Department or for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS).

3.3.  Unique Cryptologic Training.  Training in cryptologic skills that is either used by only one of the DoD Components engaged in cryptologic operations, or sufficiently dissimilar among the DoD Components as to make consolidated or collocated inter-component training infeasible.

3.4.  Cryptologic-Related Training.  Training that is a prerequisite for, or an adjunct to, cryptologic training and job performance when the subject matter is not in itself cryptologic but is of overriding importance to the conduct of cryptologic operations; the noncryptologic applications of such subjects are excluded.

4.  POLICY

The Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (DIRNSA/CHCSS), as principal signals intelligence advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (NSCID No. 6. (reference (a)) and DoD Directive S-5100.20 (reference (b))), shall ensure the technical adequacy of all cryptologic training.

5.  RESPONSIBILITIES

5.1.  The Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, shall:

5.1.1.  Submit requirements to the OSD for inclusion in the Consolidated Guidance (or Intelligence Annex thereto) for the direction of programming and budgeting for Military Department cryptologic and cryptologic-related training programs, and provide program manager's guidance for cryptologic training.

5.1.2.  Review Military Department program submissions on cryptologic and cryptologic-related training.

5.1.3.  Provide technical guidance, minimum standards, and support for all course development and all ongoing cryptologic and cryptologic-related training.

5.1.4.  Review course documentation to ensure the technical adequacy of cryptologic and cryptologic-related course content.

5.1.5.  Maintain and operate the National Cryptologic School (NCS) in accordance with DoD Directive 5100.47 (reference (c)).

5.1.6.  Coordinate, with the Military Departments, proposed changes to training requirements, resources, and courses as initiated by NSA/CSS, to include training development for new systems and the procurement of technical training equipment.

5.1.7.  Establish, in coordination with the Military Departments, policy, missions, objectives, standards, curricula, and types and sources of training used to satisfy requirements.

5.1.8.  In cooperation with the Military Departments, provide for the periodic review and analysis of all common and unique cryptologic training courses to determine the potential for inter-Service or inter-component consolidation and/or collocation.  When such action is determined to maintain or enhance the effectiveness of training and to be economical, arrange for the consolidations and/or collocations or, as appropriate, make recommendations to the Secretary of Defense for decisions on specific courses of action.

5.1.9.  Establish, in coordination with the Military Departments, an evaluation and information feedback system that incorporates Military Service evaluation methods.

5.1.10.  Establish a Cryptologic Training Council to provide a forum wherein policy matters, training issues, and other related topics may be addressed.  The Council shall be chaired by the Training Director, NSA/CSS (TDNC), and be composed of representatives from each Military Department and the NSA/CSS.

5.1.11.  Prescribe administrative procedures for compliance with appropriate security directives pertaining to special clearance requirements for all NSA/CSS personnel involved with cryptologic training and curriculum development.

5.2.  The Training Director, National Security Agency/Central Security Service shall serve as the principal executive for DIRNSA/CHCSS in matters related to cryptologic training.

5.3.  The Secretaries of the Military Departments shall:

5.3.1.  Incorporate guidance from the OSD and the NSA/CSS in the development of cryptologic training, planning, programming, and budgeting documents.

5.3.2.  Coordinate, with the NSA/CSS, deviations and proposed changes to training requirements, resources, and courses initiated by the Military Departments, to include training development for new systems and the procurement of technical training equipment that affect the capability to execute training programs.

5.3.3.  Assemble and maintain, for all DoD Components, a current record of all DoD common and unique training requirements and programs under their cognizance.

5.3.4.  Establish, maintain, and operate cryptologic training schools that provide training for the DoD Components agreed upon among the Military Departments and the DIRNSA/CHCSS.

5.3.5.  Provide cryptologic instructional material for Reserve components, correspondence students, and proficiency training for all military personnel.

5.3.6.  Provide facilities for the use of the DoD Components for training that can be effectively and efficiently conducted on a collocated basis.

5.3.7.  Coordinate actions with the NSA/CSS and maintain liaison with the other DoD Components and appropriate Government Departments and Agencies on matters that affect the conduct and development of assigned cryptologic training programs.

5.3.8.  Prescribe administrative procedures for compliance with appropriate security directives pertaining to special clearance requirements for all personnel of their respective Military Departments involved with cryptologic training and curriculum development.

6.  PROCEDURES

6.1.  Personnel shall be assigned to the staffs and faculties of the cryptologic training schools by their respective Military Services.

6.2.  Manpower authorizations for joint Service staffs and faculties shall be prorated among the Military Departments, based upon participation in terms of student weeks.

6.3.  The Military Departments and the NSA/CSS shall program and budget for all expenses incidental to the operation, maintenance, and base-operating support of their respective cryptologic training schools.

6.4.  The pay, allowances, and permanent change of station travel and per diem costs of Military Department personnel assigned as faculty or staff of the cryptologic training schools shall be borne by the sponsoring DoD Component.

6.5.  NCS administrative financial functions shall be conducted in accordance with DoD Directive 5100.47 (reference (c)).

6.6.  The regulatory controls for cryptologic training shall be defined in a series of NSA/CSS circulars that shall be initiated by the DIRNSA/CHCSS and coordinated with the Military Departments.

7.  EFFECTIVE DATE AND IMPLEMENTATION

This Directive is effective immediately.  Forward two copies of implementing documents to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence) within 120 days.

Signed by: W. Graham Claytor, Jr., Deputy Secretary of Defense