Wright-Patt’s annual Classified Clean-Out Day will meet regulations

DoDM 5200.01, V3, requires all activities with classified holdings to establish at least one day per year where specific attention is focused on properly destroying unneeded classified material. (Courtesy photo)

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DoDM 5200.01, V3, requires all activities with classified holdings to establish at least one day per year where specific attention is focused on properly destroying unneeded classified material. (Courtesy photo)

The 88th Air Base Wing Information Protection office will host a classified clean-out day March 13 for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

“Clean” personnel will be on hand at the Central Destruction Facility, Bldg. 306, 2445 Monohan Way, Area B, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to destroy all unneeded classified material. No appointment will be required.

While not all inclusive, the CDF has the capability to destroy paper, hard drives, magnetic tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, floppy disks, solid state memory, sim cards, flash memory and thumb drives. All the machines are certified for destruction of top secret/sensitive compartmented information and below, as noted on the most current National Security Agency/Central Security Service evaluated products lists.

An annual clean-out day is not just recommended, it is required. DoDM 5200.01, V3, requires all activities with classified holdings to establish at least one day per year where specific attention is focused on properly destroying unneeded classified material.

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At Wright-Patterson AFB, that day has been codified as the second Friday in March. In addition to compliance with regulations, proper destruction of classified material decreases the risk of compromise, reduces the need for handling and control, creates additional space for storage and lessens costs associated with storage.

Take advantage of this opportunity and purge Government Services Administration security containers and open storage so together the base’s sensitive material is secured.

Call the Information Protection office at 937-255-4441 with additional questions.

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