SCIF Not Just for Emergencies: NCUA
The NCUA’s Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility will be accessed frequently, not only during emergencies.
“The SCIF will be used on a regular and recurring basis, as NCUA staff with appropriate clearances need to be able to engage in secure communications with other federal agencies, including other regulators and law enforcement, during the normal course of agency business, not just during emergencies,” NCUA Public Affairs Specialist John Fairbanks told CU Times.
The NCUA board approved $1.2 million in its FY 2014 budget for the facility. The mid-year budget, which was approved on July 31 of this year, included $170,000 for other security enhancements partially related to the SCIF.
The NCUA said legislation and executive orders from former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama required the agency to construct the facility.