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THESIS PROCESSING
FOUO AND CLASSIFIED PAPERS
 

FOUO PAPERS

Marking guidance, excerpt from DoD Manual 5200.01.

A paper may be marked as “For Official Use Only” (FOUO) only when it contains information that falls under one or more of the nine exemptions outlined in the excerpt above.

FOUO is a control statement that is independent from the distribution statement on the cover page of your thesis. In other words, FOUO is separate from, and in addition to, the distribution statement.

If your paper contains FOUO information, portion mark with "(FOUO)" only the applicable paragraphs, headings, images, and captions. Your thesis processor will then proceed with inserting the internal banner lines as needed. This marking guidance is outlined in Section C of the excerpt above.

NOTES: If marking a heading as (FOUO), ensure that the heading text as it stands on its own does, indeed, require protection (a portion mark applies only to the portion it immediately precedes). In other words, the mark does not serve to portend that the entire chapter or subsection carries the same protection; each applicable paragraph, caption, image, or subheading that contains FOUO information still must be portion marked.

Images and tables and their captions are treated as separate portion marks. It is possible for a table to be FOUO, while its caption is not, and vice versa.

 

CLASSIFIED PAPERS

SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL THESES

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To request your Classified Initial Review, please email thesisdraft@nps.edu to make appointment with a thesis processor. Thesis templates are also available on the STBL's intranet site. You must have at least three revised chapters ready. Chapters are “ready” once they have been reviewed by your advisor and portion marked, and are formatted in the Classified version of the template with the distribution statement and classification block information filled in on the front cover. 

Your processor will meet you in the STBL at the appointed time and together you will review your thesis for format, style, correct use of classification markings, and citations/referencing. 

To request your Classified Final Review, you first must email:

1.   Special Abstract Word file** (Unclassified version; redact Classified material)

2.   Release Form .PDF file** (completed and signed; redact Classified material)

to your thesis processor’s regular @nps.edu email account.

On receipt and verification of items 1 and 2, your processor will schedule your Final Review. Your processor will meet you in the STBL at the appointed time, and together you will do a final check of your thesis.

At the conclusion of the Final Review, you will:

 

1.   Email these files to your thesis processor’s @nps.navy.smil.mil account:

  • Final thesis Word file

  • Final thesis .PDF file

  • Source Document Record Word file

  • Classified version of your Special Abstract Word file

2.   Place the following in an envelope with correct security marking:

·         (2) copies of your thesis, printed double-sided in color

·         (1) Source Documentation Form,** completed

and place that envelope inside a plain envelope. Write your name on the front. Together you will deliver the envelope to the Security Manager’s Office to be put in the safe.

 

3.      OPTIONAL: At your convenience, you may email the Classified version of the Special Abstract, with your final .PDF file as an attachment, to selected recipients via the SIPRNet to announce the completion of your thesis. 

At the conclusion of the Final Review, your thesis processor will issue your Thesis Acceptance Letter in Python. Your thesis is finished!

 **All forms can be downloaded from the STBL Information link of the intranet site in the STBL.

 

TOP SECRET THESES

Template: Times Font or Arial Font

To request your Classified Initial Review, please email thesisdraft@nps.edu to make appointment with a thesis processor. Thesis templates are also available in the SCIF's public folder. You must have at least three revised chapters ready. Chapters are “ready” once they have been reviewed by your advisor and portion marked, and are formatted in the Classified version of the template with the distribution statement and classification block information filled in on the front cover.

 Your processor will meet you in the SCIF at the appointed time and together you will review your thesis for format, style, correct use of classification markings, and citations/referencing.

 To request your Classified Final Review, you first must email:

1.   Special Abstract Word file** (Unclassified version; redact Classified material)

2.   Release Form .PDF file** (completed and signed; redact Classified material)

to your thesis processor’s regular @nps.edu email account.

On receipt and verification of items 1 and 2, your processor will schedule your Final Review. Your processor will meet you in the SCIF at the appointed time.

 At the conclusion of the Final Review, you will:

1.   Email these files to your thesis processor’s @dodiis.ic.gov account:

  • Final thesis Word file

  • Final thesis .PDF file

  • Source Document Record Word file

  • Classified version of your Special Abstract Word file

2.   Place the following in a plain envelope.

·         (1) copy of your thesis, printed double-sided in color

·         (1) Source Documentation Form,** completed

 

Write your name on the front. Together you will deliver the envelope to the SCIF Systems Administrator Office to be put in the safe.   

3.   OPTIONAL: At your convenience, you may email the Classified version of the Special Abstract, with your final .PDF file as an attachment, to selected recipients via JWICS to announce the completion of your thesis. 

At the conclusion of the Final Review, your thesis processor will issue your Thesis Acceptance Letter in Python. Your thesis is finished!

 **All forms are available under Thesis Processing in the Public folder in the SCIF.