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Mission

The Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review(DOPSR) is responsible for managing the Department of Defense security review program, reviewing written materials both for public and controlled release. This includes official government and defense industry work products, as well as materials submitted by cleared or formerly cleared individuals pursuant to their voluntary non-disclosure agreement obligations. DOPSR also coordinates official work products with Defense enterprise stakeholders to ensure that information being released is both accurate and represents the Department’s official position.

DOPSR derives its authority from DoD Directive 5230.09 Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release and DoD Instruction 5230.29 Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release

The types of materials DOPSR reviews include:
  • Manuscripts, Articles, Theses
  • Conference Papers, Briefings, Brochures
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations technical data
  • Reprogramming Actions, Reports to Congress
  • Questions/Inserts for the Record, Advanced Policy Questions
  • Congressional Hearing Statements
  • Selected Acquisition Reports
  • Defense exhibits included in the President’s Budget Request

Submission Guidelines and Required Forms

Please note: Due to an increased number of submissions, book-length manuscript reviews are currently taking several months. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please ensure adequate time for a prepublication security and policy review prior to committing to any publishing deadlines or sending the manuscript to a person or organization for endorsement.

Manuscript Submissions: When submitting your manuscript to DOPSR, please send your manuscript as one hardcopy and on 3 CD-ROMs. This will greatly facilitate the review of your work. To ensure delivery you may use the US Post Office, your delivery service of choice, or a cleared courier. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Please note that this office can only accept submissions via email, paper copy, or on CD/DVD. Flash, thumb, and jump drives are not accepted and documents submitted on these devices will not be processed.

Please note that email submissions have an attachment limit of 25 MB. If your electronic submission exceeds 25 MB, please submit your documents in paper copy or on CD/DVD.

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Submission Brochure

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DD Form 1910

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DD Form 1587

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DD Form 1790

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DOPSR Definitions of Authority




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Contact Us With Any Questions, Comments, or Concerns

DOPSR Customer Support:
Phone: 703-614-5001
Email:
Unclassified: whs.pentagon.esd.mbx.secrev@mail.mil
Secret: whs.pentagon.esd.mbx.dopsr@mail.smil.mil
Top Secret: officeofsecurity@osdj.ic.gov
Fax:
Unclassified: 703-614-4956
Standard Mail:
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review
1155 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1155
Express Mail: (UPS, FEDEX, DHL accepted)
Department of Defense
Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review
Rm. 2A534 Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1155