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U.S. Department of Energy                                  ORDER
     Washington, D.C.                                    DOE 5610.2
                                                           8-1-80
						    	 Chg 1:  9/2/86
SUBJECT:  CONTROL OF WEAPON DATA

1.  PURPOSE.  This Order establishes the procedures for the control of
    weapon data.

2.  SCOPE.  The provisions of this Order apply to all elements of the
    Department of Energy (DOE) and all contractors and subcontractors
    performing work for the Department, who have or may have weapon data
    under their custody or control.

3.  SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS.  This Order replaces Manual Chapter and Appendix
    2108, WEAPON DATA, which was canceled 10-1-77.

4.  GENERAL.  It is necessary to differentiate between the handling of
    weapon data and other specialized or technical data because of its
    direct relationship to our nation's defense.  The provisions of the
    Atomic Energy Act stipulate the control and dissemination of Restricted
    Data to assure the common defense and security.  Weapon data is always
    Restricted Data, or Formerly Restricted Data, specifically that portion
    concerning the design, manufacture, or utilization of atomic weapons.

5.  DEFINITIONS.

    a.  Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information (CNWDI).  A Department of
        Defense (DOD) category of weapon data designating Top Secret/
        Restricted Data or Secret/Restricted Data revealing the theory of
        operation or design of the components of a thermonuclear or fission
        bomb, warhead, demolition munitions, or test device.  Specifically
        excluded from designations as CNWDI is information concerning:

        (1)  Arming, fuzing, and firing systems.

        (2)  Limited life components.

        (3)  Total contained quantities of fissionable, fusionable, and high
             explosive materials by type.

        (4)  Components which military personnel set, maintain, operate,
             test, or replace.

    b.  Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).  The central facility
        of the DOD for secondary distribution of technical reports generated
        by research, development, test, and evaluation efforts sponsored by
        the Department of Defense.

    c.  Document.  Any recorded data, regardless of the form, not limited
        to, but including:

        (1)  Handwritten, printed, or typed.

        (2)  Painted, drawn, or engraved.

        (3)  Magnetically or electromagnetically recorded.

        (4)  On paper, plastic, or metal tapes, punched cards, or aperture
             cards.

        (5)  Contained on exposed film, or in photographs.

        (6)  Any reproduction of the foregoing.

    d.  Field of Interest Register.  A method used by the Department of
        Defense to authorize automatic distribution of documents from the
        Defense Technical Information Center.  Access is controlled by
        subject category and by classification level.

    e.  Formerly Restricted Data.  Classified information jointly determined
        by DOE and DOD to be related primarily to the utilization of atomic
        weapons, and removed by DOE from the Restricted Data category
        pursuant to section 142(d) of the Atomic Energy Act.

    f.  Production Rate or Stockpile Quantity Information.  Classified data
        related to production rates of weapons or weapon components or to
        stockpile quantities of weapons or weapon components.

    g.  Restricted Data.  That data which is defined in sectionally of the
        Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, as "all data concerning (1)
        design, manufacture, or utilization of atomic weapons; (2) the
        production of special nuclear material; or (3) the use of special
        nuclear material in the production of energy, but shall not include
        data declassified or removed from the Restricted Data category
        pursuant to section 142."

    h.  Sigma Categories.   Restricted Data and/or Formerly Restricted Data
        in the following categories which concern the design, manufacture,
        or utilization of atomic weapons, or utilization of atomic weapons
        or nuclear explosive devices.  (See Weapon Data defined on page 4,
        subparagraph j.)

        (1)  Sigma 1.  Theory of operation (hydrodynamic and nuclear) or
             complete design of thermonuclear weapons or their unique
             components.

        (2)  Sigma 2.  Theory of operation or complete design of fission
             weapons or their unique components.  This includes the high
             explosive system with its detonators and firing unit, pit
             system, and nuclear initiation system as they pertain to weapon
             design and theory.

        (3)  Sigma 3.  Manufacturing and utilization information not
             comprehensively revealing the theory of operation or design of
             the physics package.  Complete design and operation of
             nonnuclear components but only information as prescribed below
             for nuclear components.  Utilization information necessary to
             support the stockpile to target sequence.  Information
             includes:

             (a)  General external weapon configuration, including size,
                  weight, and shape.

             (b)  Environmental behavior, fuzing, ballistics, yields, and
                  effects.

             (c)  Nuclear components or subassemblies which do not reveal
                  theory of operation or significant design features.

             (d)  Production and manufacturing techniques relating to
                  nuclear components or subassemblies.

             (e)  Anticipated and actual strike operations.

        (4)  Sigma 4.  Information inherent in preshot and postshot
             activities necessary in the testing of atomic weapons or
             devices.  Specifically excluded are the theory of operation and
             the design of such items.  Information includes:

             (a)  Logistics, administration, other agency participation.

             (b)  Special construction and equipment.

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        Note:  Sigma 1 and Sigma 2 generally, but not completely, equate to
               the CNWDI defined on page 1, subparagraph a.
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             (c)  Effects, safety.

             (d)  Purpose of tests, general nature of nuclear explosive
                  tested including expected or actual yields and conclusions
                  derived from tests not to include design features.

        (5)  Sigma 5.  Production rate and or stockpile quantities of
             nuclear weapons and their components.

        (6)  Sigma 9.  General studies not directly related to the design or
             performance of specific weapons or weapon systems, e.g.,
             reliability studies, fuzing studies, damage studies,
             aerodynamic studies, etc.

        (7)  Sigma 10.  Chemistry, metallurgy, and processing of materials
             peculiar to the field of atomic weapons or nuclear explosive
             devices.

        (8)  Sigma 11.  Information concerning inertial confinement fusion
             which reveals or is indicative of weapon data.

        (9)  Sigma 12.  Complete theory of operation, complete design, or
             partial design information revealing either sensitive design
             features or how the energy conversion takes place for the
             nuclear energy converter, energy director or other nuclear
             directed energy weapon systems or components outside the
             envelope of the nuclear source but within the envelope of the
             nuclear directed energy weapon.

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        Note:  Theory of operation or complete design information for a
               nuclear directed energy weapon requires access to Sigmas 1,
               2, and 12 information.  Cleared persons not requiring
               access to Sigmas 1, 2, or 12 information will normally be
               granted Sigmas 3 and 13, as appropriate.
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        (10) Sigma 13.  Manufacturing and utilization information and output
             characteristics for nuclear energy converters, directors or
             other nuclear directed energy weapon systems or components
             outside the envelope of the nuclear source, not comprehensively
             revealing the theory of operation, sensitive design features of
             the nuclear directed energy weapon or how the energy conversion
             takes place.  Information includes:

             (a)  General, external weapon configuration and weapon
                  environmental behavior characteristics, yields, and
                  effects.

             (b)  Component or subassembly design that does not reveal
                  theory of operation or sensitive design features of
                  nuclear directed energy weapons categorized as Sigmas 1,
                  2, or 12.

             (c)  Production and manufacturing techniques for components or
                  subassemblies of nuclear directed energy weapons that do
                  not reveal information categorized as Sigmas 1, 2, or 12.

    i.  Transfer and Accountability Station.  An organizational unit which
        controls the receipt, transmission, accountability, and disposition
        of classified reports.

    j.  Weapon Data.  Restricted Data/Formerly Restricted Data concerning
        the design, manufacture, or utilization (including theory,
        development, storage, characteristics, performance, and effects) of
        atomic weapons or atomic weapon components.  This includes
        information incorporated in or relating to nuclear explosive
        devices.  (See sigma categories defined on pages 2-4, subparagraph
        h.)

    k.  Weapon Data Control Point.  The same as the Transfer/Accountability
        (T/A) Station for Secret/Restricted Data reports except for special
        designation as weapon Data T/A station.

    l.  Weapon Data Report.  A classified document containing weapon data:

        (1)  Resulting from a scientific/technical activity or concerning
             existing or proposed concepts relating to nuclear weapons.

        (2)  Normally bound, assigned a unique alphanumeric designator
             (report number), and formal in approach.

        Documents such as technical memorandums, letters, drawings,
        photographs, charts, drafts, or worksheets containing weapon data
        are not considered, when standing alone, to be weapon data reports.
        In questionable cases, the Office of Military Application (DP-20)
        will decide.

    m.  Weapon Complex.  The DOE organizations that design, manufacture, or
        test nuclear weapons or nuclear weapons components.  Included are
        Office of Military Application (DP-20), Albuquerque Operations
        (ALO), San Francisco Operations (SAN), Savannah River Operations
        (SRO), Nevada Operations (NVO), Oak Ridge Operations (ORO), their
        organizations, and their contractors, including subcontractors and
        supplier; that are concerned with nuclear weapons.

6.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES.   It is the responsibility of each DOE
    organization to assure that any weapon data in its custody is
    disseminated only to individuals with appropriate security clearances
    and the absolute need for this information in the performance of their
    official duties, and to establish procedures to achieve this end.

    a.  Director of Military Application.

        (1)  Controls access to and establishes policy regarding weapon
             data.

        (2)  Authorizes access to weapon data by Headquarters employees
             and contractors.

        (3)  Authorizes DOE and contractors to grant access to weapon
             data and transmit weapon data documents to:

             (a)  Employees of other Government agencies and their
                  contractors.

             (b)  Members of the Armed Forces.

             (c)  Foreign nationals.

             (d)  Members of Congress and congressional committees.

        (4)  Approves DOE and contractor requests to the DOE Headquarters
             Library (Office of Administrative Services) to obtain
             individual weapon data reports from DTIC.

        (5)  Delegates responsibility to the Managers of Albuquerque,
             Nevada, Oak Ridge, San Francisco, and Savannah River Operations
             Offices to grant access to weapon data and to transmit weapon
             data documents.

        (6)  Notify the Director of Safeguards and Security when Secret
             Sigma 1 or Sigma 2 documents are unaccounted for.

    b.  Assistant Secretaries, General Counsel, Assistants to the Secretary,
        Administrators, Directors, Inspector General, Controller.

        (1)  Authorize access to weapon data held by their office to DOE
             employees under their jurisdiction.

        (2)  Authorize employees under their jurisdiction to grant access to
             weapon data and to transmit weapon data documents in their
             custody, upon approval of the Director of Military Application,
             after assuring need-to-know, appropriate security clearance of
             recipient, and appropriate storage facilities to:

             (a)  Employees of Headquarters offices and their contractors.

             (b)  Employees of DOE field offices and contractors under their
                  jurisdiction.

             (c)  Employees of other Government agencies and their
                  contractors, members of the Armed Forces, and members of
                  Congress and congressional committees, when delegated that
                  responsibility by the Director of Military Application.
                  (For operations and field offices, unless such
                  responsibility has been delegated, weapon data documents
                  intended for Congress or congressional committees shall be
                  forwarded through the Office of Military Application.)

        (3)  Channel requests through the Headquarters library for weapon
             data reports from DTIC.  Final approval for circulation lies
             with the Director of Military Application.

        (4)  Establish, change the designation of, and eliminate weapon data
             control points for offices under their jurisdiction.

        (5)  Assure the review of Top Secret and Secret weapon data
             documents to be transmitted to the DOD/Armed Forces for CNWDI
             content and prescribed marking, and determine that recipients
             are authorized to have access.

        (6)  Notify the Office of Military Application and the Office of
             Safeguards and Security when Secret Sigma 1 or Sigma 2
             documents are unaccounted for.

        (7)  Assure the disposition of weapon data documents on the
             completion of work requiring access to weapon data or
             termination of a contract.

    c.  Managers of Albuquerque, Nevada, Oak Ridge, San Francisco, and
        Savannah River Operations Offices.  In addition to the
        responsibilities outlined on pages 5 and 6, subparagraphs b(1), (2),
        and (4)-(7), approve and transmit to the Manager, TIC, Oak Ridge,
        any request for weapon data reports from DTIC, and requests for the
        establishment of field-of-interest registers.

    d.  Manager Technical Information Center (TIC) Oak Ridge.  In addition
        to the responsibilities outlined on pages 5 and 6, subparagraphs
        b(1), (2), (4), (6), and (7), carries out the following:

        (1)  Maintains weapon data reports originated by DOE and
             contractors.

        (2)  Provides abstracting and indexing services covering weapon data
             reports.

        (3)  Maintains a computerized data base of weapon data information
             for publication in the Abstracts of Weapon Data reports and
             produces other information products or services as may be
             approved by the Director of Military Application.

        (4)  Coordinates with the Director of Military Application requests
             from DOE and contractors to establish field-of-interest
             registers involving access to weapon data reports from DTIC.

        (5)  With approval from the Director of Military Application, grants
             access to weapon data and transmits weapon data reports in TIC
             custody to DOE and contractors.

        (6)  Transmits weapon data reports in the custody of TIC to the
             Headquarters library and DOE contractors libraries, with
             appropriate approval.

    e.  Director of Administrative Services.  In addition to the
        responsibilities outlined on pages 5 and 6, subparagraphs b(1), (2),
        (4), (6), and (7), and following coordination with the Director of
        Military Application:

        (1)  Arranges with DTIC to obtain weapon data reports for
             Headquarters personnel authorized to receive such information.

        (2)  Establishes a field-of-interest register for weapon data
             reports required by Headquarters personnel to be obtained from
             the DTIC.

7.  WEAPON DATA MARKINGS.

    a.  General Requirements.  As with all classified documents, weapon data
        documents shall be marked to show classification and type of
        information (Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data).

    b.  Weapon Data Reports shall, in addition to the general requirements,
        be marked with the following:

        (1)  Nuclear Weapon Data.  Sigma __.  (Sigma to be identified if
             reports contain information categorized under Sigmas 1, 2, 3,
             and 11.)

        (2)  CNWDI (for Secret and Top Secret reports containing Sigma 1,
             2, or 11 to be distributed to the DOD).

    c.  Weapon Data Documents Leaving the Weapons Complex.  Weapon data
        documents being sent outside the weapons complex shall bear the
        marking, NUCLEAR WEAPON DATA, and CNWDI, as appropriate.

    d.  Weapon Data Documents issued before the date of this Order need not
        be marked as set forth above, subparagraph b.

    e.  Size and Place of Markings.

        (1)  The markings required above, subparagraph b(1), shall be
             in letters no less than 1/3" in weight.

        (2)  Markings shall be placed on:

             (a)  The title page and front cover.

             (b)  The first page of documents possessing no title page or
                  cover.

             (c)  The leader and beginning of each reel of film containing
                  weapon data.

             (d)  Punched cards, with the classification usually preprinted.

             (e)  The reel of each magnetic tape.

        (3)  The "Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information" marking shall
             be placed immediately beneath the "Nuclear Weapon Data" stamp
             on the face of reports containing CNWDI or in any conspicuous
             position on the face of other weapon data documents, as
             required.

        (4)  The markings required by this Order to identify weapon data
             shall be placed in proximity to the Restricted Data or Formerly
             Restricted Data markings.

        (5)  When space is limited, the words "Weapon Data" or abbreviation
             "WD" shall be used.

8.  ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSMISSION OF WEAPON DATA DOCUMENTS.

    a.  Accountability.  Each weapon data control point shall keep a record
        of transactions involving Secret weapon data documents under its
        jurisdiction including origination, receipt, transmission, current
        custodian, reproduction, change of classification, declassification,
        and destruction.

    b.  Unaccounted for Weapon Data Documents.

        (1)  Requirements applicable to unaccounted for classified documents
             generally are set forth in existing DOE regulations.  In
             subparagraphs (2) and (3) below, additional requirements are
             delineated as applicable to certain weapon data reports.

        (2)  A written report of unaccounted for Secret Weapon Data reports
             containing Sigma 1 or Sigma 2 information shall be transmitted
             to the Office of Military Application and the Office of
             Safeguards and Security or the responsible field security
             office immediately after the report is discovered to be
             unaccounted for.  Notification may be submitted on DOE Form
             DP-H179, or contain those items of information enumerated on
             that form.

        (3)  Office of Military Application and the Office of Safeguards and
             Security or the responsible field security office shall be
             notified on a quarterly basis of any additional developments
             regarding these unaccounted for reports.  If a report is
             subsequently accounted for, the notification shall state the
             circumstances.

    c.  Transmission of Weapon Data Reports.

        (1)  Weapon data reports shall be transmitted as prescribed for
             classified documents in existing DOE regulations.

        (2)  All weapon data reports, whether or not bearing a report
             number, shall be transmitted through weapon data control points
             or subordinate weapon data control points.  When transfers are
             made to the DOD/Armed Forces or other Government agencies, they
             shall be forwarded to authorized addressees only.  Reports sent
             to DOD contractors shall be forwarded to certified named
             individuals only.

        (3)  Authority to transmit weapon data reports to other Government
             agencies must be obtained from the Director of Military
             Application, or the Manager of Albuquerque, Nevada, Oak Ridge,
             San Francisco, or Savannah River Operations Office, when
             delegated that authority by the Director of Military
             Application.  Records of approval and transmission shall be
             maintained by the office sending the reports.

        (4)  Receipts for Secret weapon data reports shall indicate the name
             of the individual for whom the report is intended.  DOE Form
             DP-126, or its equivalent, shall be used for all transfers of
             custody of Secret weapon data reports.  For Top Secret weapon
             data reports, DOE Form DP-277 shall be used for transmission
             for all transfers of custody.

         (5)  All organizations originating and distributing weapon data
              reports shall obtain reaffirmation annually of the continued
              need for the distribution outside the DOE weapons complex.

    d.   Certification.

         (1)  A certification for access to weapon data must contain the
              required information set forth in existing DOE regulations and
              be signed by, or in the name of, one of the DOD officials
              designated as approving officials.  The certification is valid
              for up to 1 year.  Any certification submitted by DOD or
              members of the Armed Forces must meet the requirements that
              the recipient is appropriately cleared, has a need-to-know,
              and possesses approved storage facilities for safeguarding the
              information.

         (2)  When Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information is requested,
              the certification shall state that personnel to be furnished
              this data have been authorized access.

    e.   Approval of Certification.  The Director of Military Application
         shall approve certifications and the Managers of Albuquerque,
         Nevada, Oak Ridge, San Francisco, and Savannah River Operations
         Offices may also approve such certifications when:

         (1)  The responsibility has been delegated by the Director of
              Military Application, or

         (2)  Required in conjunction with work performed under contract
              with the respective operations office, and the request is
              within the scope of the work.

9.  ACTION ON TERMINATION OF CONTRACT OR SUBCONTRACT ACTIVITIES.  The
    manager of a field office or head of a Headquarters office shall require
    that any organization terminating its contract or subcontract; any
    contractor or subcontractor completing its performance under a contract
    or subcontract; or any contractor or subcontractor no longer
    originating, receiving, or using weapon data documents shall conform to
    DOE regulations with regard to disposal of their classified holdings
    and, in addition:

    a.   Prior to the termination of the contract or subcontract, notify the
         Technical Information Center (TIC), at Oak Ridge, and other weapon
         data control points from which weapon data documents have been
         received, of the termination, and that the requirement for weapon
         data documents no longer exists.

    b.   Assure that all weapon data documents have been accounted for.



                                       William S. Heffelfinger
                                       Director of Administration