The purpose of the Society is to advance the practice of classification management in the disciplines of industrial security, information security, government designated unclassified information, and intellectual property, and to foster the highest qualities of security professionalism among its members.
Celebrating over 50 years of service to the security profession
NCMS was founded in 1964 by a group of government and industry security classification managers and administrators who recognized the importance of establishing a society, national in scope, to advance the practice of Classification Management as a profession.
Today, the Society has over 6,000 members and 59 chapters, including representatives from NATO countries. Within the U.S., members come from Industry, the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of State, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, General Accounting Office, and Department of Homeland Security. This includes virtually every Federal agency, National Industrial Security Program signatory, and intelligence community partner that deals with classification and industrial security.