Security Containers

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;
  • Components;
  • Equipment;
  • Funds;
  • Materials;
  • Valuables; and
  • Weapons.

GSA Global Supply has published its 2020 brochure highlighting various forms of Security Containers (safes, vaults, etc.) for military and civilian customers worldwide. See more than 200 choices in various colors and lock formats (single or multiple) in the brochure.

Effective October 1, 2012, classified national security information cannot be stored in non-GSA approved security containers. See 32 CFR, Part 2001.43(b), “Requirements for physical protection” for more information. Any classified material stored in non-GSA approved security containers should be moved immediately. 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.

The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) issued a notice requiring federal agencies to purchase GSA Approved containers using National Stock Numbers through GSA Global Supply. Please see Procurement of Security Equipment, (ISOO Notice 2014-02 [pdf]) and Additional Guidance on Standards for Security Equipment (ISSO 2012-04 [pdf]) for more information. These notices are intended for a wide federal audience, to ensure consistency in the protection of classified material.

The shortcut to this page is gsa.gov/securitycontainers.

Last Reviewed: 2020-09-10