The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) recently issued a notice requiring federal agencies to purchase GSA Approved containers using National Stock Numbers through GSA Global Supply. Please see ISOO Notice 2014-02 for additional information.
GSA Global Supply provides full-service acquisition management support to help you acquire Approved Security Containers that conform to federal specifications and standards. These containers are for the storage of:
- Classified documents;
- Valuables; and
All items under this program are FOB Origin Freight Pre-Pay and Add. This means additional shipping charges will apply for delivery of these items.
All GSA-approved containers must have a GSA approval label, or a GSA recertification label on the front of the equipment in order to store classified National Security Information (NSI) or weapons.
Effective October 1, 2012, classified national security information cannot be stored in non-GSA approved security containers, according to 32 CFR, Part 2001.43(b), “Requirements for physical protection.” Any classified material stored in non-GSA approved security containers should be moved immediately. The National Archives administers an online library of Notices from the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) . These notices are intended for a wide federal audience, to ensure consistency in the protection of classified material.
There are a variety of security containers (Class 5 and 6) available:
- Class 6 - Filing Cabinets (Legal and Letter size 2, 4, or 5 drawer, and special size 1 drawer – field safes) Class 6 Filing Cabinets [PDF - 165 KB] .
- Class 5 - Filing Cabinets (Legal size 2 and 4-drawer) Class 5 Filing Cabinets [PDF - 135 KB] .
- Class 5 - Map and Plan & General Purpose Containers Class 5 Map and Plan General Purpose [PDF - 149 KB] .
- Class 6 - Class 6 General Purpose [PDF - 136 KB] .
- Class 5W - Class 5W Weapons [PDF - 197 KB] .
- Class 6S - Class 6S Shipboard Containers [PDF - 112 KB] (Legal and Letter Size 2, 4, and 5 drawer filing cabinets).
- Vault Doors (also Armory Doors or Ballistic Doors.) Information coming in Summer 2017.
The Department of Defense Lock Program is the technical authority on locks, safes and vaults. They operate a technical support phone line and respond to email inquiries.
All of the above security containers meet one of the following relevant specifications:
- AA-F-358J – Filing Cabinet, Legal and Letter Size, Uninsulated, Security.
- AA-F-363D – Filing Cabinet, Security, Maps and Plans, General Filing and Storage.
- AA-C-2859A – Cabinet, Security, Weapons' Storage.
- AA-D-600D – Door, Vault, Security.
The latest version of each specification can be found in the ASSIST Database, operated by the Defense Logistics Agency, which allows users to enter a document identifier (e.g., AA-F-358) or keywords from the title to locate the text of a relevant specification. Updated specifications can also be found within the DoD Lock Program website.
Please follow the links below for information on the following:
- How to Submit and Pay for Your Order [PDF - 293 KB] ;
- Off-Line Order – SF 344 [PDF - 332 KB] .
- IMPORTANT: Ordering Accessories [PDF - 293 KB] .
- Special Requests [PDF - 373 KB] .
- IMPORTANT: Arranging Delivery [PDF - 612 KB] .
- MIPR Instructions [PDF - 173 KB] .
- Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) Form (DD448) MIPR Form [PDF - 126 KB] .
- Instructions for MILSTRIP Form (1348-6) MILSTRIP Instructions [PDF - 122 KB] .
- Interagency Agreement Form [PDF - 232 KB] (Fillable).
- FEDSTRIP Operating Guide [PDF - 3 MB] (Instructions for SF 344).
- Reporting Discrepancies [PDF - 177 KB] .
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/securitycontainers.