15.65 Security Clearance (Department of Defense)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Scope: NMSU System

Source: RPM Title 15 | Information Management and Data Security

Policy Administrator:

Last Updated: 12/19/2016



Revision History:

Recompiled 2017, formerly Policy 4.65
12/09/2016 Amendment approved by BoR.
10/21/2013 Amendment approved by BoR
06/21/2012 Amendment approved by BoR 
10/10/2011 Amendment approved by BoR 
04/08/2011 Amendment approved by BoR 
05/07/2010 Amendment approved by BoR


Those persons occupying the following positions at New Mexico State University shall be known as the Key Management Personnel Group for safeguarding classified information. They shall implement the provisions of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)

  • President
  • Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Vice President for Research
  • Director of the Physical Science Laboratory
  • Senior Security Manager
  • Facility Security Officer
  • Insider Threat Senior Management Official

The members of the Key Management Personnel Group have been processed, or will be processed for a personnel security clearance for access to classified information, to the level of the Facility Clearance granted to this institution, as provided for in the NISPOM. Individuals will be denied access to classified information until such time that their security clearances are granted.

The Key Management Personnel Group is hereby delegated all of the board’s duties and responsibilities pertaining to the protection of classified information under classified contracts awarded to New Mexico State University. In addition, the Key Management Personnel Group shall have the authority and responsibility for the negotiation, execution, and administration of the contracts, consistent with NMSU policy and state and federal law.

The individual members of the Board of Regents shall not require, shall not have, and will be effectively excluded from access to all national security information disclosed to NMSU. The duties and responsibilities of the Board of Regents as a policy-making body do not require access to classified contracts awarded to NMSU, and therefore need not be processed for a personnel security clearance.
The foregoing will not be modified, amended or rescinded without prior notice to the United States Government through the cognizant security office.