White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: National Security - Defense (ND)

File Code Description Research
Availability
ND001

Aircraft, Military

Partial
ND001-01 Non-Military Use of Aircraft Partial
ND002

Civil Defense (2.60 ft; Boxes 1-6)
A secondary category containing information pertaining to proposed Executive
Order regarding the assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities; Civil Defense planning; National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP); proposed Executive Order on Radiological Emergency Response Preparedness; proposed Executive Order directing FEMA participation in Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Planning; National Emergency Mobilization Preparedness Plan of Action; and an Executive Order regarding Nuclear Power.

Open
ND003

Communications-Electronics [National  Defense] (0.4 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Navy’s Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radio communication test facility in Wisconsin; meetings of the Emergency Communications Working Group (see also FG378); the 1983 Defense Department report and Presidential statement on Confidence Buildings Measures (CBM); unclassified Department of Defense reports on communications links with the USSR; Defense Department comments on telecommunications legislation; the drafting of Executive Order 12472 (Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Telecommunications Functions); and the National Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee.

Open
ND004 Defense Mobilization Partial
ND004-01 Manpower, Military Partial
ND004-02 Materials, Military Partial
ND005 Health – Medical, Military Partial
ND006 Intelligence Partial
ND007 Military Personnel Partial
ND007-01 Casualties – Burials, Military Partial
ND007-02 Conduct – Deportment – Behavior None
ND007-03 Housing – Quarters, Military None
ND007-04 Courts – Martial None
ND007-05 Pay – Allowances - -Pensions Partial
ND007-06 Promotions -- Demotions -- Nominations Partial
ND007-07 Separations – Discharges – Retirement Partial
ND008 Preparedness, Military Partial
ND009 Properties – Installations Partial
ND009-01 Air Force Bases Partial
ND009-02 Army Bases Partial
ND009-03 Navy – Marine Bares Partial
ND010 Reserve Forces – National Guard Partial
ND011

Security (1.0 l.ft., Boxes 1-5)  
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the identification and safeguarding of the Federal Government’s national security information, nuclear materials, and the physical security of federal employees.  It particularly contains the sixth, seventh, eleventh and twelfth Annual Report on Domestic Safeguards and Security for Nuclear Material under the Dept. of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Congressional correspondence regarding the Department of Energy’s handling of nuclear materials.  The category contains material regarding the new Executive Order 12356 for National Security Information; the Reagan administration’s push for polygraph examinations and reaction to this position; clearance for agency testimony regarding various Congressional bills to restrict polygraph examinations, and public reaction to the Secretary of State’s public refusal to submit to a polygraph examination.

Open
ND011-01

Classified Information (4.8 l.ft., Boxes 1-6)
A secondary subject category containing memorandum, reports, correspondence, bills and testimony regarding theprocedures for identification and safeguarding of the Federal Government’s national security information, issuance of clearances and White House Executive Office classification authority, identification of unauthorized disclosures (“leaks”) of classified information and access to classified material. The category contains material regarding the drafting, agency opinions, the Presidential signing statement, and the implementation regulations of the new Executive Order 12356 for National Security Information.; clearance for agency testimony and reports regarding various Congressional bills to legislate classification laws (H.R. 131, H.R. 66, H.R. 271); amending Freedom of Information applications of classified restrictions (S.1335); the Technology Security Act of 1983; regulating public disclosure of  CIA information (H.R. 3460, H.R. 4431); the Computer Security Research and Training Act of 1985 (H.R. 2889).   The category also contains correspondence and memorandum regarding the controversial aspects (polygraph testing and pre-publication clearance) of NSDD 84 and NSDD 145 (for protection of “sensitive, but unclassified information”).

Open
ND011-02 Personnel Security, Military None
ND012 Service Schools Partial
ND012-01 Air Force Academy Partial
ND012-02 Air War College None
ND012-03 Armed Forces Staff College None
ND012-04 Army War College None
ND012-05 Coast Guard Academy None
ND012-06 Industrial College of the Armed Forces None
ND012-07 Merchant Marine Academy None
ND012-08 Military Academy Partial
ND012-09 National War College None
ND012-10 Naval Academy Partial
ND012-11 Naval War College None
ND012-12 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences None
ND013 Ships – Submarines Partial
ND014 Supplies – Logistics Partial
ND015 Vehicles – Wheel – Track – Amphibious None
ND016 Wars Partial
ND017

Warfare (0.8 l.ft., Boxes 1-2)
A secondary subject category containing memos, correspondence, reports, and notes regarding Vietnam veterans and Agent Orange (S. 433), public support for chemical warfare, public concern about production of chemical weapons, and the movement of them in the United States, public concern about nuclear war and weapons, public affairs efforts to build support for the Defense Dept. strategy for binary chemical weapons, United State’s accusations against the Soviet Union for using chemical weapons in Afghanistan and southeast Asia, and legislative strategies to obtain congressional approval for the chemical weapons program.

Open
ND018

Weapons-Ordinance-Munitions (21.4 l.ft., Boxes 1-57)
A secondary subject category containing correspondence with Congress and the general public, memoranda, and Reagan administration testimony before Congress relating to nuclear arms control, nuclear arms, deployment of the MX missile, nuclear freeze movement, SALT II, START negotiations, nuclear non-proliferation policy, limiting nuclear testing, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, or “Star Wars”), the INF Treaty and ratification, and other United States/Soviet Union weapons and arms control issues. Approximately 15% of the documents within this category retain national security classification markings and are not available for public use at this time.  The Library has returned the material to originating government agencies for declassification review.

Open
ND019 Conscription – Induction – Draft – Deferment - UMT Partial

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research