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Officially Designated Security Authority (ODSA)


Federal or contractor employees that possess the appropriate knowledge and responsibilities for each situation to which they are assigned through delegation. Delegation of authority for these positions is originated according to direction from the accountable Program Secretarial Officer (or the Secretary or Deputy Secretary for Departmental Elements not organized under a Program Secretarial Office), who also provides direction for which of the ODSA positions may be further delegated. Each delegation must be documented in writing. It may be included in other security plans or documentation approved by or according to direction from the accountable principal. Each delegator remains responsible for the delegatee’s acts or omissions in carrying out the purpose of the delegation.

ODFSAs are Federal employees that possess the appropriate knowledge and responsibilities for each situation to which they are assigned through delegation. The ODFSA is charged with responsibility for physical, technical, personnel, and information security matters affecting the location identified in the delegation. Delegation authority for these positions is originated according to direction from the accountable Undersecretary who also provides direction for further delegation of the ODFSA designations. Each delegation must be documented in written form. It may be included in other security plans or documentation approved by or according to direction from the accountable principal. Each delegator remains responsible for the delegate’s acts or omissions in carrying out the purpose of the delegation. For sites with multiple ODFSAs, an ODFSA may redelegate responsibilities to a local TSCM Operations Manager (TSCMOM) provided all site ODFSAs agree to the redelegation.

ODSAs are Federal or contractor employees that possess the appropriate knowledge and responsibilities for each situation to which they are assigned through delegation. Delegation of authority for these positions is originated according to direction from the accountable Program Secretarial Officer (or the Secretary or Deputy Secretary for Departmental Elements not organized under a Program Secretarial Office), who also provides direction for which of the ODFSA positions may be further delegated. Each delegation must be documented in written form. It may be included in other security plans or documentation approved by or according to direction from the accountable principal. Each delegator remains responsible for the delegatee’s acts or omissions in carrying out the purpose of the delegation.

ODSAs are Federal or contractor employees that possess the appropriate knowledge and responsibilities for each situation to which they are assigned through delegation.

Delegation of authority for these positions is originated according to direction from the accountable Program Secretarial Officer (or the Secretary or Deputy Secretary for Departmental Elements not organized under a Program Secretarial Office), who also provides direction for which of the ODSA positions may be further delegated. Each delegation must be documented in writing. It may be included in other security plans or documentation approved by or according to direction from the accountable principal.

Each delegator remains responsible for the delegatee’s acts or omissions in carrying out the purpose of the delegation.

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