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C3.4.1. Many disclosures of classified information occur as a result of visual demonstrations or verbal exchanges during meetings or visits. DoD Directive 5230.20 contains standard procedures governing visits, assignments, and exchanges of foreign nationals to the Department of Defense (DoD) and to DoD contractor facilities over which the DoD Components have security responsibility. Approval of a classified visit by a Designated Disclosure Authority is a disclosure decision and constitutes an exemption to the licensing requirements of the if the visit request or the response to the request fully documents the information to be “exported” ( Part 125.5 of the ITAR ). With few exceptions, visits and assignments requiring access to classified material are processed through the DoD Foreign Visit System (FVS) of the DoD Security Policy Automation Network (SPAN). One exception is for visits by students under Security Assistance-sponsored training programs where the DD Form 2285, “Invitational Travel Orders (ITO)” provides the necessary security information. Visits are categorized as one-time, recurring, or extended.
C126.96.36.199. One-Time Visit Authorizations. Approval of a one-time visit request permits a single, short-term (normally less than 30 days) visit for a specified purpose.
C188.8.131.52. Recurring Visit Authorizations. A recurring visit authorization permits intermittent visits over a specified period of time to support a Government-approved license, contract or agreement, or other program when the information to be released has been defined and approved for release in advance by the USG.
C184.108.40.206. Extended Visit Authorizations. An extended visit authorization permits a single visit for an extended period of time (beyond 30 days) to support a foreign government contract or joint program (e.g., joint venture, representative to a joint or multinational program), or for a liaison officer, exchange officer, or cooperative program personnel under authorized international agreements. Before any commitment is made to assign a liaison officer to a cleared defense contractor facility in support of the sale of defense articles or services, the assignment must be coordinated with and agreed to by the contractor and the supporting Defense Security Service office in order to fix responsibility for security oversight. The specific terms of the assignment, including security responsibility, should be set forth in the supporting contract.