Intelligence & Security

Program Security Instruction


A Program Security Instruction (PSI) details security arrangements for the program and harmonizes the requirements of the participants’ national laws and regulations. The PSI contains all of the security procedures that form the security “Standard Operating Procedures” for an international program. Using the Under Secretary of Defense OSD) for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) international agreements streamlined procedures authorized by DoD Instruction 5000.02, Enclosure 10, the International Agreements Generator will lead the program manager through the considerations for, and the development of, a PSI. [1]


Handbook: International Armaments Cooperation – May 2012

Handbook Website: International Programs Security Handbook

Handbook: International Program Security Handbook Appendix N- Nov 2007 



  • If all security arrangements to be used in an international program are in accordance with an existing industrial security arrangement between the participants, a separate PSI is not required.

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Updated: 3/11/2020

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