DEFENSE OFFICE OF PREPUBLICATION AND SECURITY REVIEW (DOPSR)

ACTIVE/FORMER/RETIRED MILITARY AND DoD EMPLOYEES

Some active and former DoD affiliates become or are authors that employ their knowledge and experiences gained during their DoD tenure in crafting literary works that warrant submittal to DOPSR for security and policy review and approval for public release. What do we look for? Inadvertent classified DoD information, unclassified export controlled technical data on defense articles if needed, and an accurate portrayal of DoD policy if cited (critiquing DoD policy is fine).

This no cost DoD pre-publication review ensures compliance with the lifetime responsibilities of non-disclosure agreements (and applicable provisions in Title 18 and 50 of the U.S. Code), export control public laws, Executive Order 13526 “Classified National Security Information” and DoD Directive 5230.09 “Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release.”