6,rt l IDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE6000 DEFENSE PENTAGONWASHINGTON, DC 20301-6000May 9, 2008CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERMEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTSCHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFFUNDER SECRETARIES OF DEFENSECOMBATANT COMMANDERSASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF DEFENSEGENERAL COUNSEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OFDEFENSEDIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATIONINSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OFDEFENSEASSISTANTS TO THE SECRETARIES OF DEFENSEDIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENTDIRECTOR, PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATIONDIRECTOR, NET ASSESSMENTDIRECTOR, FORCE TRANSFORMATIONDIRECTORS OF THE DEFENSE AGENCIESDIRECTORS OF THE DOD FIELD ACTIVITIESSUBJECT: Policy on Use of Department of Defense (DoD) Information Systems Standard Consent Banner and User AgreementReferences: (a) DoD CIO Memorandum, "Policy on Use of Department of Defense(DoD) Information Systems-Standard Consent Banner and UserAgreement," November 2, 2007(b) DoD CIO Memorandum, "Temporary Hold on Implementation of NewBanners and User Agreements," December 6, 2007(c) ASD(C31) Memorandum, "Policy on Department of Defense (DoD)Electronic Notice and Consent Banner," January 16, 1997(d) DoD/GC Memorandum, "Communications Security (COMSEC) andInformation Systems Monitoring," March 27, 1997This memorandum establishes Departmental policy on the use of DoD informationsystems. It requires the use of a standard Notice and Consent Banner and standard text tobe included in user agreements. This memorandum supersedes references (a) through(d). Conforming changes will be made to the relevant policy documents.The banner at Attachment 1, "Standard Mandatory DoD Notice and ConsentBanner," shall be displayed at log on to all DoD information systems. (Choose either0

banner A or B based on the character limitations imposed by the system.) The banner ismandatory and deviations are not permitted except as authorized in writing by the DeputyAssistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance. .The language in Attachment 2, "Standard Mandatory Notice' and ConsentProvision for All DoD Information System User Agreements," shall be included in allDoD information system user agreements. DoD components shall also conformcomponent user agreements to this policy.This policy is effective immediately and shall be implemented no later than 60days from the date of this memorandum. Any portion of component policy conflictingwith this policy is superseded 60 days from the' date of this memorandum unless thecomponent obtains an extension through the poe listed below.Use of the following measures to widely and effectively disseminate thisnew policy is encouraged:1) Training, both initial in-processing ofnew personnel and annualsecurity refresher training2) Publication of this information in installation newspapers, dailybulletins, and other media to reemphasize this policy3) Periodic security awareness briefings for all usersAdditional information or assistance regarding this policy may be obtained fromMr. Rick Aldrich, [email protected], 703-602-9991 or Mr. John Hunter,[email protected], 703-602-9927.Attachments:As stated

ATTACHMENT 1STANDARD MANDATORYDOD NOTICE AND CONSENT BANNER[A. Use this banner for desktops, laptops, and other devices accommodating banners of1300 characters. The banner shall be implemented as a click-through banner at logon (tothe extent permitted by the operating system), meaning it prevents further activity on theinformation system unless and until the user executes a positive action to manifestagreement by clicking on a box indicating "OK."]You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) Information System (IS) that is providedfor USG-authorized use only.By using this IS (which includes any device attached to this IS), you consent to thefollowing conditions:-The USG routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this IS for purposesincluding, but not limited to, penetration testing, COMSEC monitoring, networkoperations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), andcounterintelligence (CI) investigations.-At any time, the USG may inspect and seize data stored on this IS.-Communications using, or data stored on, this IS are not private, are subject to routinemonitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any USGauthorized purpose.-This IS includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls) to protectUSG interests--not for your personal benefit or privacy.-Notwithstanding the above, using this IS does not constitute consent to PM, LE or CIinvestigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged communications, orwork product, related to personal representation or services by attorneys,psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants. Such communications and work productare private and confidential. See User Agreement for details.OK[B. For Blackberries and other PDAs/PEDs with severe character limitations:]I've read & consent to terms in IS user agreem't.3

ATTACHMENT 2STANDARD MANDATORY NOTICE AND CONSENT PROVISIONFOR ALL DOD INFORMATION SYSTEM USER AGREEMENTSBy signing this document, you acknowledge and consent that when you accessDepartment of Defense (DoD) infonnation systems: You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) infonnation system (IS) (which includesany device attached to this infonnation system) that is provided for U.S. Governmentauthorized use only. You consent to the following conditions:o The U.S. Government routinely intercepts and monitors communications on thisinfonnation system for purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing,communications security (COMSEC) monitoring, network operations and defense,personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI)investigations.o At any time, the U.S. Government may inspect and seize data stored on thisinfonnation system.o Communications using, or data stored on, this infonnation system are not private,are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosedor used for any U.S. Government-authorized purpose.o This information system includes security measures (e.g., authentication andaccess controls) to protect U.S. Government interests--not for your personalbenefit or privacy.o Notwithstanding the above, using an information system does not constituteconsent to personnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligenceinvestigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged communicationsor data (including work product) that are related to personal representation orservices by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants. Underthese circumstances, such communications and work product are private andconfidential, as further explained below:-Nothing in this User Agreement shall be interpreted to limit the user'sco sent to, or in any other way restrict or affect, any U.S. Governmentactions for purposes of network administration, operation, protection, ordefense, or for communications security. This includes all communications4

and data on an information system, regardless of any applicable privilege orconfidentiality.The user consents to interception/capture and seizure of ALLcommunications and data for any authorized purpose (including personnelmisconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligence investigation).However, consent to interception/capture or seizure of communications anddata is not consent to the use of privileged communications or data forpersonnel misconduct, law enforcement, or counterintelligenceinvestigation against any party and does not negate any applicable privilegeor confidentiality that otherwise applies.-Whether any particular communication or data qualifies for the protectionof a privilege, or is covered by a duty of confidentiality, is determined inaccordance with established legal standards and DoD policy. Users arestrongly encouraged to seek personal legal counsel on such matters prior tousing an information system if the user intends to rely on the protections ofa privilege or confidentiality.-Users should take reasonable steps to identify such communications or datathat the user asserts are protected by any such privilege or confidentiality.However, the user's identification or assertion of a privilege orconfidentiality is not sufficient to create such protection where none existsunder established legal standards and DoD policy.-A user's failure to take reasonable steps to identify such communications ordata as privileged or confidential does not waive the privilege orconfidentiality if such protections otherwise exist under established legalstandards and DoD policy. However, in such cases the U.S. Government isauthorized to take reasonable actions to identify such communication ordata as being subject to a privilege or confidentiality, and such actions donot negate any applicable privilege or confidentiality.-These conditions preserve the confidentiality of the communication or data,and the legal protections regarding the use and disclosure of privilegedinformation, and·thus such communications and data are private andconfidential. Further, the u.S. Government shall take all reasonablemeasures to protect the content of captured/seized privilegedcommunications and data to ensure they are appropriately protected.o In cases when the user has consented to content searching or monitoring ofcommunications or data for personnel misconduct, law enforcement, orcounterintelligence investigative searching, (Le., for all communications and data5

other than privileged communications or data that are related to personalrepresentation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and theirassistants), the U.S. Government may, solely at its discretion and in accordancewith DoD policy, elect to apply a privilege or other restriction on the U.S.Government's otherwise-authorized use or disclosure of such information.o All of the above conditions apply regardless of whether the access or use of aninformation system includes the display of a Notice and Consent Banner("banner"). When a banner is used, the banner functions to remind the user of theconditions that are set forth in this User Agreement, regardless of whether thebanner describes these conditions in full detail or provides a summary of suchconditions, and regardless of whether the banner expressly references this UserAgreement.6

Banners and User Agreements," December 6, 2007 (c) ASD(C31) Memorandum, "Policy on Department of Defense (DoD) Electronic Notice and Consent Banner," January 16, 1997 ( d) DoD/GC Memorandum, "Communications Security (COMSEC) and Information Systems Monitoring," March 27, 1997. This memorandum establishes Departmental policy on the use of DoD .