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All Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty, who release material related to their active-duty assignment, retired military members, and former Air Force civilian employees will use this review service to ensure DOD-related information released to the public is consistent with their requirement to safeguard classified material.
For more information contact Public Affairs at (660)-687-5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items that may require Public Affairs review include (other applicable items may not be listed):
1. Coordinate the material you want cleared for public release through your organization using the AFIMSC Security and Policy Review Worksheet.
2. Obtain the minimum three required electronic signatures by appropriate subject matter expert U.S. Government (not contractor) personnel.
Submitters are responsible for ensuring appropriate coordination with other program offices, commands or agencies which have equities in the release decision. This coordination should normally be accomplished before submission to Public Affairs and clearly annotated on the AFIMSC Security and Policy Review Worksheet. If coordination by other major commands, higher headquarters, or other U.S. Government agencies is required and has not been accomplished, please clearly annotate this on the AFIMSC Worksheet.
3. Submit the completed AFIMSC Security and Policy Review Worksheet and the document to be reviewed to 509 BW Public Affairs.All files need to be submitted via CD to Public Affairs. DO NOT SEND MATERIAL VIA EMAIL. Preferred format for most documents submitted for review is Adobe PDF, and will be hand carried to:
509th Bomb Wing PA, Blgd 509, Suite 116, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
Submit final copies only. Do not submit interim drafts or documents with blanks. These will be returned without action.
Submissions that require rush processing (ten working days or less) must be accompanied by a memorandum signed by the directorate level director or commander with justification as to why the materials require rush processing. Requests for public release of software must include a statement that fully addresses: Description, function and use of the software; potential end-users; programming language, operating system, network architecture or other features relevant; DoD program, system or product the software is related to. Do not send the software with the request. Air Force Information Protection officials may request the software code itself to be submitted in separate correspondence.
Rush cases requiring review in ten working days or less must be accompanied by a letter of justification from the appropriate directorate commander or director. Exceptions are granted only in rare circumstances. Please note complex documents, manuscripts, dissertations and theses may take up to 45 days for review by Pentagon or other federal agencies with an equity in the decision to release. Public Affairs will not clear information "after-the-fact," which has already been presented/distributed or for which the submission or use deadline(s) have already passed.
Please do not call or e-mail Public Affairs to request status on a submitted case until the original coordination time has passed. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and sincerely appreciate your cooperation.