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Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and to DoD ED504.01
Apr 28 – Aug 22, 2014 online
Jan 5 - Apr 24, 2015 online
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Registration in this program is restricted to government employees and military service members only.
Description: This course specifically addresses the intentions and capabilities of the three to five most significant adversaries to the United States and to DoD. It also examines the multifaceted concept of threat: Who presents a threat? What are internal and external threats? What is being threatened? Who can provide a threat assessment? The course addresses counterintelligence, counterterrorism, insider threats, and threats to critical information systems. In addition, this course covers such critical threats as embezzlement, physical sabotage, violence in the workplace by disgruntled employees, and others that must be addressed by the senior security manager. The course familiarizes students with government and non-government sources of reliable threat information.
If you are interested in attending this course, please register via STEPP.
Delivery: Instructor facilitated online education
Length: 16 weeks
Target Audience: U.S military members and civilian government employees preparing for leadership responsibilities in DoD Security.
Clearance Requirement: Secret - Student clearance eligibility access information must be documented in the Joint Clearance Access Verification System (JCAVS).
Number of Students Per Course: 20
- DoD Derivative Classification (IF103.16 and IF103.06)
- Marking Classified Information (IF105.16 and IF105.06)
- Integrating CI and Threat Awareness into Your Security Program (CI010.16 and CI010.06)
- Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SPED030.SP) is recommended but not required.
- Agency recommendation
- SECRET Clearance
This course requires students to complete weekly assignments including reading, research and writing assignments similar to those required for a three semester hour graduate-level course. Students must make significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.
Credit Recommendation (What's this?): 3 semester hours in decision analysis - graduate degree category
Notes: If STEPP does not recognize prerequisite courses, email info to CDSE.Registrar.Support@dss.mil.
CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.