DoD Codifies the NISPOM and Makes Changes to Requirements on Classified Information: US Government Contracts Quick Hit Briefing

    View Author March 2021

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule that codifies the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The rule became effective on February 24, 2021. With the codification, the DoD will no longer publish DoD Manual 5220.22, meaning government contractors that have a facility clearance must refer instead to the CFR for requirements on the protection of classified information.