Information Facility


SCIF Chamber

A SCIF is a secure chamber where information can be discussed and viewed without the intrusion of outside surveillance or spying. SCIF’s can be either permanent or temporary. These facilities provide acoustic protection and RF shielding to enhance the security of the unit. Access control or a personal recognition system as well as an intrusion detection system are required. Our SCIFs meet all of the ASTM standards and are built according to an approved CSP (Construction Security Plan).


  • The walls consist of metal studs and gypsum board panels. The metal studs are standard 3-5/8-inch deep, 20-gauge, studs spaced 16-inches on-center, with bottom runner and slip-type header runner. The studs comply with ASTM C 645 and have a G40 (Z120), hot-dip, galvanized zinc-coated finish.
  • The wall panels are two layers of ½-inch thick or 5/8-inch thick standard gypsum board secured on the outside of the metal studs and one layer of ½-inch or 5/8-inch thick standard gypsum board secured on the SCIF side of the metal studs.
  • The wall panels comply with ASTM C 36C or 36M and ASTM C 1396C or 1396M, and include standard trim accessories, joint treatment materials and standard steel drill screws, complying with ASTM C 954.
  • Door frames are 2-inch wide metal frames, fully welded, and installed prior to stud installation.
  • Meets local fire code requirements for Class A materials.
  • Documents included: 1. DCID 1/21 Fixed Facility Checklist 2. Accreditation authorization documents, including physical, TEMPEST, and AIS 3. Inspection reports, including TSCM reports


  • Access control or personal recognition system
  • Intrusion detection system
  • Construction Security Plan


  • Can be either permanent or temporary
  • Provide acoustic protection
  • Performed by U.S. companies and persons


  • Soundproof walling or speakers
  • TEMPEST shielding system
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire detection
  • DC Sockets
  • Filters & Audio communication
  • Soundproofing
  • Office-style interiors
  • Lighting
  • Power