Attention DEPT of DEFENSE Information Security Professionals

February 3, 2016 at 9:43 am by SEM

Are you in compliance with the DoD Manual for the Protection of Classified Information (see below)? If not…..SEM has the answer!


Department of Defense

NUMBER 5200.01, Volume 3

February 24, 2012

Incorporating Change 2, March 19, 2013

SUBJECT: DoD Information Security Program: Protection of Classified Information


d. Effective January 1, 2011, only equipment listed on an evaluated products list (EPL) issued by NSA may be used to destroy classified information using any method covered by an EPL. EPLs currently exist for paper shredders, punched tape destruction devices, optical media destruction devices (for compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs), degaussers (for magnetic media sanitization), and disintegrators (for paper and punched tape material). The EPLs may be obtained by calling (410) 854-6358 or click here.

(1) Equipment approved for use prior to January 1, 2011, and not found on the appropriate EPL may be used for destruction of classified information until December 31, 2016.


As noted above in Dept of Defense Manual on the “Protection of Classified Information”, all DoD entities MUST deploy an applicable destruction solution that is listed on the most current NSA Evaluated Products List (EPL). Implementation of this guideline must occur by 12-31-16.

As the leading supplier of high security destruction solutions since 1957, Security Engineered

Machinery (SEM) has the most comprehensive offering of NSA listed systems. SEM offers a solution that is listed on EVERY NSA EPL.

Paper Shredders

Optical Media


Hard Drive Crushers

Key Tape


So if you have a need to update your information security system to be in compliance with the DoD mandate, let our experienced sales consultants provide you with guidance and a recommended solution.

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