Membership BenefitsLocally, nationally, and internationally, the Society offers courses, seminars,and workshops for professional development in the management of both classified and unclassified/sensitive information. Other benefits of membership include:
- interaction with and support from other professionals;
- demonstrated and certified education as a basis for promotions and salary increases;
- access to resources on both the local and national levels for answers to questions and for advice when problems occur;
- association with audit personnel on a professional, non-adversarial basis;
- interaction with people at the policy making level at both local functions and national seminars;
- cross-pollination of ideas and programs between government and industry and between government agencies.
The Society is repeatedly called upon to provide input to deliberations of Congressional committees and Executive Branch panels and commissions, to comment on proposed policy and procedural changes, and to assist in the development of the regulatory documents and standards.
NCMS has been called upon to lend the expertise and experience of its members to studies such as the Stilwell Report, the Senate bill to amend the National Security Act of 1947, Presidential Directives such as Executive Orders 12356, 12958, and 12968, changes to the Industrial Security Manual, and participation on the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
Dues for membership in the NCMS are $125.00 per calendar year. New members to the Society are also assessed a one-time processing fee of $30.00 during the first year of membership.
Membership Dues are non-refundable.
Qualification for membership includes:
- Regular Members must possess qualifications to include employment in industry; government (including the Military Services); or the scientific or academic community, with a responsibility for carrying out a function or functions of industrial security, classification management, information security programs or for research or education in the Society's areas of interest. In addition, students enrolled in an academic program related to the Society's areas of interest and those individuals currently seeking employment or having a professional interest in the field will be considered for membership in the Society.
- Once Regular Membership has been established and Membership dues kept current, a Member's continued employment in the area of classification management or industrial security is not mandatory. However, once a break in Regular Membership occurs, all qualifications as specified herein must be met for a former Member to be considered for new Regular Membership.
- A Member who is in violation of the NCMS Code of Ethics may be removed involuntarily from the rolls of the Society. (refer to https://www.classmgmt.com/membership/code.asp)
- Individuals who are not United States citizens or United States citizens working for or representing a foreign employer shall be considered eligible for Membership provided that:
- They meet the standards required in Paragraphs (a) or (b) above; and
- They are employed in or by a country or facility with which the United States has a reciprocal security agreement and/or has a facility clearance granted and/or recognized by the United States.
Membership dues for all members living outside the continental United States is $140.00 per calendar year.
- Download the NCMS Member Application
- Download our NCMS Associate Member Application
- Online Application form
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