Physical Protection of Security Interests Act Law and Legal Definition

The Physical Protection of Security Interests is a manual provided by the Department of Energy (DOE). It is codified in 10 CFR 1046.1. The manual establishes policies for the physical protection of interests such as facilities, buildings, government property, classified information, special nuclear materials, and nuclear weapons. The policy provides for physical protection to DOE contractor employees at government owned facilities. The manual also provides policies against unauthorized disclosure, destruction, modifications, and unauthorized access of security interests.

The physical protection of security interests manual provides for protection planning that is essential to all departmental facilities and contractor facilities used for DOE work. The manual specifies for providing staff assistance to DOE for the implementation of protection and control programs. The manual also provides for physical security policy and procedures for sensitive compartmented information facilities.