We have developed a single sheet summary of cleared employee reporting requirements. To viw, click here.
The Defense Security Service has developed an interactive Operational Security (OPSEC) course which is available online at https://cdsetrain.dtic.mil/opsec/index.htm. This course is designed to increase situational awareness as applied to operations security. Highly recommended. (Note: If you receive a warning message advising you there is a problem with the website's security certificate, you may disregard and continue to the webpage.)
The Defense Security Service has deveoped a new unclassified briefing for industry which presents how intelligence is gathered and the approaches three different parties - the FSO; the DSS Counterintelligence Agent and the "bad guy" - take. This interactive course takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete. As this course is an excellent means to understand our part in protecting our nation, it will become a key briefing for all cleared employees. Click here to access
We have added a new briefing for your government security needs: Safeguarding Unclassified Information Protected for Release by the Arms Export Control Act. This briefing addresses safeguarding issues related to unclassified information protected for release by the Arms Export Control Act. It provides an overview of the process and procedures to be followed by a contractor to obtain such information in support of a government requirement. It also recommends certain security precautions and identifies future safeguards which are being currently evaluated by the Department of Defense. Click here to see the briefing.
September 28, Nextgov – (National) The White House has created an interagency working group to stop counterfeit goods from entering the supply chains that support Defense Department weapons systems and private sector electronic goods, the nation’s first intellectual property czar said September 28. This summer, the White House issued a joint strategic plan to combat Internet Protocol theft that called for establishing a government-wide working group to study how to reduce the risk of agencies procuring counterfeit parts. The framework stated the task force should include representatives from the National Security Council, Defense, NASA, General Services Administration, Commerce Department, Small Business Administration and Homeland Security Department. A January 2010 Commerce survey found that nearly 40 percent of entities across the procurement supply chain discovered counterfeit electronics between 2005 and 2008. The semiconductor industry has aired concerns that counterfeit chips mislabeled as military-grade can lead to fatal malfunction in military and aerospace parts, according to the White House strategic plan. Source: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100928_9808.php
The U.S. Navy recently released step by step instructions for Facebook users in setting their privacy settings. Click here to take a look. Remember - be selective with the information you allow others to access.
FORECAST: The rapid globalization of world economies, including defense-related industrial sectors, will drive an unprecedented degree of interface between United States industry and foreign entities eager for information and technologies resident in defense industry. Imperatives for emerging third-world countries to possess viable military and technical competencies will result in a spiraling demand for information and technology promising a competitive advantage. Cleared defense contractors (CDCs) in the United States will almost certainly remain a primary focus of foreign collection efforts, as foreign entities seek immediate competencies with minimal investment in their own indigenous programs. Additionally, The Unites States' traditional geopolitical and military rivals, as well as emerging strategic adversaries, place sensitive information in the United States defense industry at continued risk.
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