NIST Special Publication, February 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Special Publication 800-88 recommends a number of methods for sanitizing electronic data on hard drives and other electronic media. Media sanitization is the process of removing data from a hard drive, CD-ROM or other electronic media, generally at the end of the data’s life cycle.
DTG 231919Z NOV 09 - November 23, 2009
This Naval message modifies the Dec. 31, 2009, compliance requirement established for purchase and installation of personal electronic device smart card readers as a result of shortages and unavailability of the required hardware at the manufacturer level.
DTG 281919Z JAN 09 - January 28, 2009
This Naval message provides amplification guidance for the purchase and installation of Common Access Card readers on all Personal Electronic Devices including BlackBerrys. It also identifies the procurement options for the required hardware.
DTG 032009Z OCT 08 - October 3, 2008
This Naval message provides updates to the DON policy for digital signature and encryption of email. It also provides updated budget guidance for procurement and use of Smart Card Reader technology to support digital signature and encryption of email from Personal Electronic Devices.
DTG 202041Z AUG 07 - August 20, 2007
This Naval message provides guidance for the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs). Commands are encouraged to immediately begin transition to PEDs that support digital signature and encryption. Effective March 31, 2008, use of PEDs that are not natively compliant or have not upgraded to meet the requirements will no longer be permitted.
DTG 171952Z APR 07 - April 17, 2007
This Naval message establishes interim policy for the handling of personally identifiable information when stored on government furnished laptop computers, other mobile computing devices and removable storage media (e.g., removable hard drives, thumb drives, blackberries, personal digital assistants, compact discs and DVDs).
DoD Memo - April 18, 2006
This memo provides suggestions on technical means to protect unclassified sensitive information on portable computing devices used within DoD. The measures are in addition to the normal physical security required for such devices so that, if they fall into the wrong hands for any reason, access to the sensitive DoD information they contain will be more difficult.