5 METER CIB DECLASSIFICATION MESSAGE (CORRECTION)
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The message on CIB declassification which was released on 291923Z JAN 97 contained some errors. The below message makes an important correction to that earlier release:

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SUBJECT: CORRECTION TO 5-METER CIB DECLASSIFICATION MSG

  1. REFERENCE NIMA//D// MSG 291923Z JAN 97, SUBJECT: DECLASSIFICATION OF 5 METER CIB
  2. PARAGRAPH 7 OF THE REFERENCE WAS INCORRECT. THE DATA ON THE TAPES LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 7 REMAINS CLASSIFIED SECRET. IF TAPES LISTED IN THE MESSAGE HAVE BEEN MARKED UNCLASSIFIED, PLEASE REMARK THEM SECRET. IF ANY HAVE BEEN RELEASED TO UNCLASSIFIED STORAGE AND USE, PLEASE RECOVER THEM AND REPORT DETAILS TO NIMA NPS ATTN: J. FORD JOHNSTON. TELEPHONE: DSN 235-8685 OR (703) 275-8685 (STU-111). THE BALANCE OF THE MESSAGE REMAINS VALID AND IS QUOTED BELOW WITH PARAGRAPH 7 DELETED. REQUEST YOU DESTROY ALL COPIES OF THE PREVIOUS MESSAGE.
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  1. MESSAGE DECLASSIFIES 5-METER CONTROLLED IMAGE BASE (CIB) PREVIOUSLY ISSUED TO USERS AT THE SECRET CLASSIFICATION LEVEL AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON REMARKING CIB AS UNCLASSIFIED.
  2. NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY (NIMA) , FORMERLY DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY (DMA), IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CIB. CIB IS DIGITAL IMAGERY DATABASE PRODUCED TO SUPPORT A VARIETY OF MISSION PLANNING AND COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, AND INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS.
  3. ALL 5-METER CIB PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED BY DMA AND NIMA WERE CLASSIFIED SECRET. THEY WERE PRODUCED FROM RESAMPLED NATIONAL IMAGERY SOURCES. ALL 5-METER CIB IS NOW DOWNGRADED TO UNCLASSIFIED, LIMITED DISTRIBUTION. SPECIFIC CD-ROMS ARE IDENTIFIED IN PARA 6 BELOW.
  4. SPECIAL NOTE: THE CIB CD-ROMS PRODUCED PRIOR TO 1/l/97 HAVE A TEXTUAL ARTIFACT IN THE IMAGE FRAME HEADER RECORDS CONTAINING THE ERRONEOUS HANDLING INSTRUCTION, "HANDLE VIA TK CHANNELS ONLY." THE CIB DATA SETS HAVE BEEN EVALUATED AND THE BANNER IN THE IMAGE HEADER RECORDS IS NOT CORRECT. THE INTERNAL HEADER INFORMATION IS STRICTLY A TEXTUAL ARTIFACT OF THE CD-ROM PRODUCTION PROCESS, AND IN NO WAY CHANGES THE CLASSIFICATION LEVEL OF THE DATA OR THE CD-ROM.
  5. IN ORDER TO DECLASSIFY OR DOWNGRADE CURRENT SECRET 5-METER CIB FOLLOWING MUST BE ACCOMPLISHED:
    1. SECRET MARKINGS AND CLASS BY LINE MUST BE OBLITERATED ON BOTH CD-ROM AND CD-ROM JEWEL CASE.
    2. FOLLOWING STATEMENT MUST BE APPLIED: "DECLASSIFIED BY DIRECTOR, NIMA, 4 NOV 1996. LIMITED DISTRIBUTION: DISTRIBUTION AUTHORIZED TO DOD, IAW 10 U.S.C.#130 & 455. RELEASE AUTHORIZED TO U.S. DOD CONTRACTORS IAW 48 C.F.R.#252.245-7000. REFER OTHER REQUESTS TO HEADQUARTERS, NIMA, ATTN: RELEASE OFFICER, STOP P-25. DESTROY AS "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY." REMOVAL OF THIS CAVEAT IS PROHIBITED.
  6. 5-METER CIB CD-ROM'S PREVIOUSLY CLASSIFIED SECRET AND NOW DECLASSIFIED ARE: *DENOTES CELLS RELEASED ON CD-ROM AS CB05XNL3301* STANDARD PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY, AND THE ONLY ONES TO BE AUTOMATICALLY RELEASED AS UNCLASSIFIED-LIMITED DIST. ALL OTHERS WILL ONLY BE RE-ISSUED AT THE REQUEST OF THE CUSTOMER.
  7. DELETED
  8. THIS DISCLAIMER NOTE MUST BE APPLIED TO CIB THAT IS NOW MARKED UNCLASSIFIED (EXCEPT HEADER RECORD). NOTE-- ALTHOUGH HEADER IN-FORMATION STATES CLASSIFIED DATA EXISTS ON THIS CD-ROM, ALL DATA HAS BEEN DECLASSIFIED BY DIRECTOR, NIMA, 4 NOV 96.
  9. SOFTWARE CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO REFLECT UNCLASSIFIED-LIMITED DISTRIBUTION STATUS IN HEADER RECORDS FOR NEW CIB.
  10. NEW STANDARD FORMAT CD-ROM'S, REPLACING THOSE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED, WILL BE GENERATED AND SUPPLIED TO DISTRIBUTION CENTERS. (ONLY THOSE LISTED ABOVE WITH * WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REISSUED. THE NATIONAL STOCK # WILL REMAIN THE SAME. EDITION # WILL BE INCREMENTED BY ONE).
  11. NO SPECIAL ISSUE CD-ROM'S WILL BE REISSUED UNLESS REQUESTED BY THE CUSTOMER. IF REISSUED, THE EDITION # WILL BE INCREMENTED BY ONE.
  12. NOTE THAT THE DECLASSIFIED CIB IS NOT (REPEAT--NOT) FOR PUBLIC RELEASE. IT IS INTENDED FOR USE WITHIN DOD. REQUESTS FOR RELEASE OUTSIDE OF DOD WILL BE COORDINATED THRU THE NIMA RELEASE OFFICE (MSST) AT COMMERCIAL/STU-3 (703) 264-2119, DSN 570-2119
  13. CIB PRODUCED AT A RESOLUTION BETTER THAN 5 METERS (E.G., 1 METER) REMAINS CLASSIFIED AT THIS TIME.
  14. POC FOR THIS MSG IS J. FORD JOHNSTON, NPS, DSN 235-8685, (703) 275-8685 (STU-3) OR PAUL POLK, MSST, DSN 570-2119, (703) 264-2119 (STU-3).