I just read through most of this today and while most of its good and helpful there are two areas that disappointed me a little that is security clearance and unit bases.
I know (from other threads the security clearances are largely flavour text but the fact they aren't used makes them a little hard to know where to assign them. Does a unit private get yellow clearance, does a scientist get green or blue if their the regional advisor, is the doctor black or nothing, would a scion of gallifrey stuck on earth while working on their tardis get blue or indigo access due to their knowledge of tech level 10 science even if they only share a small part of it, do the crash teams have black access because of their specialised global role? It would have been nice if the templates at least had an associated base clearance level for that role but since they don't has anyone worked out what levels of rank/duty would have what likely access. I ask because I'm not a military person so I'm not sure what's appropriate.
The second is there isn't a lot of information on the other regional bases (Sydney, Hong Kong, lunar). I'm not expecting a detailed write out (layout, area of responsibility, key staff, etc) but a page with the name and appropriate traits for each base would have been helpful for those of us who never even knee they existed. So again has anyone ever stated these other He's?
Most real world clearances use compartmentalisation on top of baseline clearances for access to data and facilities, i.e. does a person require access to specific data or facilities to perform their job? For example a person with USGov Top Secret clearance (held by about 1.5 million people) cannot access all data at that level, nor could she enter all areas with even lower security restrictions. Examples of this are the old DoE 'L' and 'Q' clearances allowing access to information, installations and material pertaining to nuclear energy; these are gained on top of (at least) general Secret and Top Secret clearances respectively.
A good game-related example of this is the Laundry books by Charles Stross. Bob (the main protagonist) is regularly granted access to various compartmentalised files with codenames like EQUESTRIAN RED SIRLOIN (unicorns), OPERA CAPE1 (vampires), GOD GAME BLACK, CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN (the end of the world as we know it), BLOODY BARON1, COBWEB MAZE. Sprinkle a few similar names in your game for an additional level of authenticity
1 These are actually examples of terrible choices of code name as they reveal far too much about the subject matter. Real operational names are assigned randomly from a dictionary derived list, for example the UK Rainbow Codes inspired by some experiences during WW2.
Time, time,time, see what’s become of me. While I looked around for my possibilities... My AITAS files.
Looking at the classifications they actually took that into account. That is green access gets you pretty much everywhere on a base bot not access to even all the files at that classification then you move up to blue (I think going by memory) for a base but it also comes with a free yellow for all other bases to allow scientists in charge of larger areas to visit various bases to co-ordinate projects.