GSA Container Inspection Service
Containers opened and re-certified
“Security containers are primarily used to store classified documents, components, materials, and equipment. In many cases, they are also used to secure funds, valuables, communications equipment, weapons, and controlled substances. Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5200.1R states that weapons or sensitive items such as funds, jewels, precious metals, or drugs must never be stored in the same container used to store classified information. Storage of such items with classified information greatly increases the risk of compromising the classified material. Security containers approved for classified material storage are tested and certified by the General Services Administration (GSA). This assures a specific minimum level of protection against specified methods of unauthorized entry.” (DOD user’s guide UG-2045-SHR)
“GSA labels are affixed to the front exterior surface of the control drawer so that they will be clearly visible when the container is closed and locked.” (DOD user’s guide UG-2045-SHR)
If a GSA container is missing the GSA label on the exterior is it no longer GSA qualified and the container needs to be re-inspected. Other factors may warrant an inspection of a GSA container, such as a modification that needs to be addressed.
- Replacing a failed part on a container with a surplus part.
- Welding per 809a
- Servicing the suspension.
- Re-certification of a container.
- Adjusting the drawers to close and latch properly.
- Repairing the bolt work.
- Painting the container.
In regards to modifying a GSA Container, a modification
maybe interpreted as welding a hasp, drilling holes, welding flanges, repairing a container improperly, opening a container improperly, adding to the container, or taking away from the container that was not on the original construction. A brass plate can be found on some older GSA containers, the plate has two rivets that are drilled into the container, the GSA container is now modified.
INSPECTOR AUTHORIZATION TRAINING
“GSA container inspectors must be trained and pass a written exam. Inspectors may only be trained by MBA and Lockmasters. Inspector authorization is valid for a period of three years after which inspectors must successfully complete an Update course. The Update course is valid for three years.” (From the DOD Lock Program)
GSA CONTAINERS IN-DEPTH:
|1||AA-F-357 Canceled||No longer made, more protection than two Black label||Yes(No asbestos)|
|2||AA-F-357 Canceled||No longer made, Black Label||Yes(No asbestos)|
|3||AA-F-358 Canceled||No longer made, Black Label||No|
|4||AA-F-358||No longer made, Black Label.||No|
|5||AA-F-358||More protection than class 6. 2 and 4 drawers only. Black Red, Blue label. Only being made now.||No|
|6||AA-F-358||Black and Red label. Two and 5 drawers only. Field safes. Only being made now.||No|
|7||AA-F-2815 Canceled||No Longer Made, 2, and 5 drawers only. Green Label.||No|
|5 VAULT||AA-D-600||Black and Red. Viewer optional||No|
|6 VAULT||AA-D-600||Black and Red. No longer made Armory. Viewer optional||No|
|8 MODULAR VAULT||AA-D-2575||No longer made. Viewer optional.||No|
X-10™ High-Security Locks
The X-10 is Impervious to External Attack
Kaba Mas is proud to announce the newly designed X-10 – the secure tradition continues. With nearly one million sold, the Kaba Mas X-0 series is the choice for securing the Government’s most sensitive material. The X-10 was designed and developed as a direct result of the latest revision to federal specification FF-L-2740 (now Revision “B”). This is the US Government’s highest security standard for container locks and doors. The X-10 is the approved lock for “Style 1” applications.
The X-10 is approved by the GSA for use on approved Class 5 and Class 6 Filing Cabinets and Class 5 Security Vault Doors. The X-10 is self-powered using “green” PowerStar™ technology. Simply rotate the dial to power up the lock and enter the combination. Intuitive, visual controls guide the operator through programming and audit features. The X-10 provides all the benefits of high-security electronic locking while maintaining the reliability of a mechanical lock, independent of batteries or outside power sources.
New – Backlit Display
A unique, standard feature of each X-10 manufactured after March 25th, 2014 is the new backlit LCD. With a simple turn of the dial, the screen illuminates, eliminating the need for external light sources when locks are installed in poorly lit storage areas. The backlit display X-10 is GSA approved and utilizes all of the existing part numbers.
The X-10 offers three modes of operation and features Automatic Lock Reset, a High-Security combination scramble. The X-10 resists all forms of external manipulation and environmental attack.
National Stock Numbers (NSN)
X-10 Combination Lock for GSA approved security containers and GSA approved vault doors.
In United States security and intelligence parlance, a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF; pronounced “skiff”) is an enclosed area within a building that is used to process Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) level classified information. SCI is classified information concerning or derived from intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes, which is required to be handled within formal access control systems established by the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). Some entire buildings are SCIFs where all but the front foyer is secure. Access to SCIFs is limited, and all of the activity and conversation inside are presumed restricted from public disclosure. A SCIF can also be located in a mobile configuration and can be deployed using air, ground, or maritime resources.
The physical construction, access control, and alarming of the facility is defined under the Director of Central Intelligence Directive (DCID) 6/9 and was previously specified through DCID 1/21. On May 27th, 2010, the Director of National Intelligence signed Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705, which fully rescinds both DCID 6/9 and DCID 1/21. ICD 705 is a three-page capstone document that implements Intelligence Community Standard (ICS) 705.1, which has 90 days to become effective as the primary guidance on SCIF construction. The computers running within this facility must operate under rules set forth in ICD 503, which effectively replaced DCID 6/3 even though DCID 6/3 implementation is still in effect. Computers and telecommunication equipment within must fall within the TEMPEST emanations specification as directed by a Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA).
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