S&S Policy Information Resource

Office of Security Policy

U.S. Department of Energy

Terms and definitions used in the Glossary reflect current safeguards and security terminology. It is not intended that the definitions imply or be construed as establishing requirements. Since some terms have different definitions depending on the topical area, each definition includes, when possible, the programmatic area and source document. General terms defined in dictionaries have been intentionally omitted. Recommendations for revisions to this Glossary are encouraged and should be submitted to the Office of Security using the link in the footer.