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COMPETENCY AREA OF EXPERTISE ID COURSE TOPICS TO STUDY
Tools and Methods - Applies tools and methods to substantive discipline, domain, or area of work. Adapts existing tools and/or methods or employs new methodological approaches required for substantive discipline, domain, or area of work. Job Aids and Forms None None All Documents
Counterintelligence - Gathers information and conducts activities to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons, or international terrorist activities. Counterintelligence Concepts CI010.16 Integrating CI and Threat Awareness into Your Security Program Introduction to CI & Threat Awareness AND Identifying Threats AND Obtaining CI & Threat Information
Operations Security - Analyzes unclassified, highly sensitive, and close-hold information to identify sensitive information that could adversely affect mission if revealed to those without a need to know. Advises on the protection of the unclassified, highly sensitive, and close-hold information. Operations Security (OPSEC) Program Concepts IO-OP101.16 OPSEC Fundamentals Entire Course
GS130.16 OPSEC Awareness of Military Members, DoD Employees and Contractors Entire Course
Program Security - Employs an array of acquisition and contract security measures to sustain secrecy of highly sensitive USG programs and/or activities. Prevents unauthorized disclosure of national intelligence program information throughout the contract lifecycle. Research and Technology Protection Concepts IF201.01 Information Security Management Technology Transfer
Special Access Programs SA101.01 Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAPs) Entire Course
Vulnerabilities Assessment and Management - Conducts assessments on threats and vulnerabilities, determine the level of risk, and develops and recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and non-operational situations. Conducts assessments in a counterintelligence context to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, and sabotage conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons or international terrorist activities. Risk Assessment and Management GS101.01 DoD Security Specialist Personnel Security AND Information Security AND Physical Security AND Implementation & Oversight
GS102.16 Risk Management for DoD Security Programs Entire Course
IF201.01 Information Security Management Program Oversight & Inspections
PY201.01 Applied Physical Security Concepts Physical Security Planning & Risk Management
Security Education and Training - Develops, administers, and maintains curricula and materials on the full range of security principles and practices and, conducts and tracks security and counterintelligence awareness briefings and debriefings. Security Briefings GS104.16 Developing a Security Education and Training Program Entire Course
Security Education and Training GS104.16 Developing a Security Education and Training Program Entire Course
Security Program Management Accountabilities - Manages security implications (e.g., strategic, personnel, infrastructure, policy enforcement, emergency planning, and other resources) for a program or other area of responsibility. Security Policy Landscape GS140.16 Security Policies, Principles and Programs Entire Course