The Department of Defense (DD) Form 254 “Contract Security Classification Specification” provides a contractor (or a subcontractor) the security requirements and classification guidance that would be necessary to perform on a classified contract. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires that a DD Form 254 be incorporated in each classified contract, and the National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM) (4-103a) requires that a DD 254 be issued by the government with each Invitation for Bid, Request for Proposal (RFP), or Request for Quote (ROQ). See the below guide for preparing the DD Form 254 for more information.

Form: DD Form 254 “Contract Security Classification Specification” – Nov 17

Instruction: DD 254 Instructions – Nov 17

Guide: Preparation of a DD Form 254

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Updated: 12/20/2017

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