Industrial Security Adverse Reporting
As a cleared employee, you are responsible to report adverse information to the FSO of the University of New Mexico. The NISPOM defines adverse information as “Any information that adversely reflects on the integrity or character of a cleared employee that suggests that his or her ability to safeguard classified information may be impaired, or his or her access to classified information clearly may not be in the interest of national security.” Below are some examples of required reporting.
- Any attempt to solicit information: 1) Classified 2) Proprietary 3) Export Control
- Efforts by an individual, regardless of nationality, to obtain illegal or unauthorized access to classified or sensitive unclassified information or to compromise a cleared employee.
- Any suspicious contact by email, telephone, fax, asking you to collaborate on research, review theses, lecture overseas, or visit by a foreign national.
- Any Contact which suggests an attempted exploitation by the intelligence services of another country.
- Suspected or actual incidents of espionage, sabotage, or subversive activities against the University of New Mexico or the United States.
- Loss, compromise, or suspected compromise of classified information.
- Any known or suspected security violation which demonstrates willful disregard of security procedures or need for attention by the Security office.
- Change of name, marital status, or citizenship
- Personal adverse information to include: arrest, mandated or hospitalized treatment for mental or emotional disorders, excessive use of intoxicants, use of illegal, controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc, sudden affluence, bankruptcy, excessive indebtedness or recurring financial difficulties or garnishment of check.
- Change in employment status such as termination, layoff, leave of absence, or transfer to another location.
- If you no longer desire to work on classified projects, or your access is required at a lower level
- Change in job assignment that eliminates the need for access to classified information.
- Any travel outside of the United States
- Intention to reside or accept assignment outside the U.S. for a period in excess of 90 consecutive days
- New status as a representative of a foreign interest or government
The issues above must be reported to your FSO. You may also report these situations to the Defense Hotline at 800-424-9098 without fear of reprisal.
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