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History: This publication is a major revision. This publication has been reorganized to make it compatible with the Army electronic publishing database. No content has been changed.
Summary: This regulation sets forth oversight guidance for Army sensitive activities or implementing instructions and procedures for establishing, maintaining, supporting, and disestablishing special access programs and participation in other component programs that restrict personnel access. This regulation implements applicable parts of Department of Defense Directive 5205.7.
Applicability: This regulation applies to units and activities of the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve. It also applies to Army or joint program contractors and consultants when contract performance depends on access to a special access program.
Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Chief of Staff, Army. The Chief of Staff, Army has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The Chief of Staff, Army may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or a direct reporting unit or field operating agency of the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.
Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions and identifies key management controls that must be evaluated.
Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval of the Chief of Staff, Army (DACS-ZDV-TMO).
Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) to the Chief, Technology Management Office (DACS-ZDV-TMO), 200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0200.
Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army Committee Management Officer concurs in the continuance of the Special Access Program Oversight Committee, the Fix-It Committee, and the SAP Program Performance and Budget Execution Review System Committee, which were established by AR 380-381, 28 January 1986. The DA Committee Management Officer will review biennially the Special Access Program Oversight Committee, the Fix-It Committee, and the SAP Program Performance and Budget Execution Review System Committee for continuance, as required by AR 15-1 .
Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels D and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.