Special Access Program
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Special Access Program

A program established for a specific class of classified information that imposes safeguarding and access requirements that exceed those normally required for information at the same classification level.

Special Access Program

A program established for a specific class of classified information that imposes safeguarding and access requirements that exceed those normally required for information at the same classification level.

Special Access Program

Any program imposing access controls beyond those normally provided for access to Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret. Such programs include special clearances, investigative requirements, or special access lists of persons determined to require special access. Special access programs pertaining to intelligence activities, or intelligence sources or materials exercised by the Director of Central Intelligence.

Special Access Program

A sensitive program, approved in writing by a head of agency with original top secret classification authority, that imposes need-to-know and access controls beyond those normally provided for access to confidential, secret, or top secret information.

Special Access Program

A sensitive acquisition, intelligence, or operations and support program, that imposes need-to-know and access controls beyond those normally provided for access to confidential, secret, or top secret information. Also called SAP.

Special Access Program

Any program, which may or may not contain SCI, imposing need-to-know and access controls beyond those normally provided for access to CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, and TOP SECRET information. Such controls may include, but are not limited to, access approval; adjudicative or investigative requirements; special designation of official s authorized to determine need-to-know; or special list or persons determined to have a need-to-know. (SAP)

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Special Access Program has been defined 6 different ways in documents like OPSEC Glossary of Terms, Glossary of Key Information Security Terms, USGS Handbook, Glossary of Terms, and 3 more.

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