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Physical Security Handbook

440-2-H

 
 
 
 

Prepared by the Office of Administrative Policy and Services/Office of Management Services

Security Management Office

 
 

August 2005

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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U.S. Geological Survey Manual

United States Department of Interior

U.S. Geological Survey

Physcial Security Handbook 440-2-H

Prepared by the Office of Administrative Policy and Services/Office of Management Services/Security Management Office

FOREWORD

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Physical Security Handbook (440-2-H) supplements Survey Manual (SM ) 440.2, Physical Security Program, by providing a compact source of basic information to assist responsible managers, designated officials, property officers, and security officers in understanding and establishing appropriate physical security measures necessary to protect personnel, real and personal property, and information. The guidance in each chapter can and should be tailored to fit the particular needs of each USGS activity. No information contained in the handbook is intended to alter any provision of any Federal law, Executive Order, or national or Department of the Interior (DOI) directive.

Questions regarding the content of the Handbook may be directed to the USGS Security Manager, Office of Administrative Policy and Services, Office of Management Services, Security Management Office, Mail Stop 250, National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192.

The previous edition of this Handbook dated January 1994 is hereby superseded.

/s/ Carol F. Aten                                                          		 
Carol F. Aten							                Date August 15, 2005
Associate Director for Administrative Policy and Services

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

1. Security Organization

2. Designated Security Officers

3. Security Office Designations

4. Definitions

5. Statutory Requirements

6. Proposed Changes or Revisions

CHAPTER 2 PHYSICAL SECURITY GUIDELINES

1. Background

2. Objective

CHAPTER 3 PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION

1. General

2. Facility Protection

3. Planning Facility Protection

4. Facility Protection in USGS Owned or Leased Facilities

5. Facility Protection in GSA Owned or Leased Facilities

6. Facility Protection in Facilities with GSA Delegations of Authority

7. Design Factors

8. Surveys and Inspections

9. Awareness and Education

10. Incident Reporting

11. Emergency Planning and Evacuation

CHAPTER 4 EXTERIOR PROTECTION

1. Perimeter Security Measures

2. Physcial Barriers

3. Fencing

4. Gates

5. Protective Lighting

6. Doors

7. Windows

8. Manholes, Grates, and Storm Drains

9. Roof Openings

10. Mechanical Areas

11. Building Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

12. Fire Escapes and Building Walls

13. Facilities in Remote Locations

CHAPTER 5 INTERIOR PROTECTION

1. Interior Security Controls

2. Area Designations

3. Security Vaults

4. Vault Doors

5. Strongrooms

6. Intrusion Detection Systems

CHAPTER 6 LOCKS AND KEYS

1. Locking Hardware

2. Types of Locks

3. Mechanical Locks

4. Electronic Locks

5. Biometric Systems

6. Keys

CHAPTER 7 SAFES AND STORAGE EQUIPMENT

1. Physical Protection and Storage of Materials

2. GSA Approved Security Containers

3. Defective GSA Approved Security Filing Cabinets

4. Replacement of Unapproved Storage Containers

5. Record Safes Designed for Fire Protection

6. Burglary-Resistant Safes

7. Combination Locks

8. Repairing Security Containers

CHAPTER 8 IDENTIFICATION AND ADMITTANCE TO FACILITIES

1. General

2. Department of the Interior Identification Cards, Badges, and Smart Cards

3. Other Agency Passes and Credentials

4. X-Ray, Magnetometer, Radiation, and Irradiation Screening Devices

5. Admittance to USGS Facilities

CHAPTER 9 LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GUARD SERVICES

1. Law Enforcement Protection

2. Guard Services

CHAPTER 10 SECURITY FOR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

SECTION A. INTRODUCTION

1. General

2. Functions Requiring Special Security Measures

SECTION B. GOVERNMENT FUNDS

1. General

2. Storage Requirements for Small Funds

3. Storage Requirements for Large Funds

4. Other Security Considerations

SECTION C. FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION

1. General

2. Unassigned Firearms

3. Temporary or Residential Storage

4. Unauthorized Storage

5. Ammunition Storage

6. Firearms in Vehicles

7. Transportation of Firearms

8. Lost or Stolen Firearms

9. Disposal of Firearms

10. Disposal of Ammunition

SECTION D. OFFICE AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

1. General

2. Threat Determination

3. Special Security Considerations

SECTION E. WAREHOUSES

1. General

2. Physical Security Surveys

3. Special Security Considerations

SECTION F. DOCUMENT SECURITY FOR SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED PAPER
AND ELECTRONIC BUILDING INFORMATION

1. General

2. Type of Information for Document Security

3. Labeling of Information

4. Reasonable Care for Dissemination of Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) Building Information

5. Miscellaneous

Figure 10-1 Document Security Notice to Prospective Bidders/Offerors

Appendix A, Glossary of Definitions

Appendix B, Department of the Interior Facility Security Standards

Appendix C, U.S. Geological Survey Physical Security Survey Checklist

Appendix D, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service Regional Offices

Appendix E, Firearms and Ammunition Storage Site Checklist


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