Provide the DOD with a security center of excellence for the professionalization of the security community and be the premier provider of security education and training for the DOD and industry under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). The CDSE provides development, delivery, and exchange of security knowledge to ensure a high-performing workforce capable of addressing our Nation's security challenges.


To be the premier provider and center of excellence for security education, training, and certification for the DOD and industry under the NISP.