Upcoming Webinar - SSC VILT - New PSA - Fall Education Registration - STEPP Notice
May 5, 2022

Register Now For Upcoming DCSA Webinar

Please join the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) on Thursday, May 19, 2022 for an UNCLASSIFIED webinar on “China's Threat to U.S. Critical Technologies.” This presentation will be hosted from 1300 - 1430 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Mr. Josh Obstfeld, Senior Supervisory Intelligence Analyst, Newark Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will address China’s intent, attempts, and methods of targeting critical U.S. technologies and information. SSIA Obstfeld will also present an overview of FBI's China program.

Please find the link to RSVP for the webinar.

Instructions for accessing the webinar through the Adobe Connect platform will be included in a confirmation message you will receive after you RSVP.  You must register in order to receive the instructions. The confirmation message will NOT be sent via email; it will only be available through the electronic invitation system. Please either print or screen shot the confirmation message in order to save the instructions.

June DOD Security Specialist Course

The next DOD Security Specialist Course (SSC) is scheduled to start June 21, 2022 and is entirely virtual! The four-week, virtual instructor-led training (VILT) SSC provides students a baseline of fundamental knowledge to perform common DOD security tasks and practices. It incorporates industrial, information, personnel, and physical security disciplines to understand their interrelationships, related policies, programs, and procedures.

To learn more about, register, and view the required prerequisites, visit the course page.

New PSA Now Available

CDSE has released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) that explains about our different platforms for our training, education, and certification offerings. View the PSA at:  https://www.dvidshub.net/video/841348/cdse-platform-psa

Fall Education Registration Opens Soon

Registration will open on May 10, 2022 for the fall semester of CDSE Education classes that run from August 22 to December 18, 2022. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot in the fall semester. 
CDSE Education program offers:
• Tuition Free & Flexible 100% virtual instructor led courses
• Five Security Education Certificate programs
• Highly qualified instructors
• Real-world practical assignments
• Virtual networking with professionals throughout the security community
You can learn more about the classes being offered and register for them by accessing the links located in CDSE Education
To register, log into STEPP.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, send inquiries to: dcsa.cdseeducation@mail.mil

STEPP Notice

The Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) will undergo maintenance and will be inaccessible on the following date:
Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 4 hours
Reason: systems maintenance
During this window, STEPP users will be unable to access the system.  Also, note STEPP has a daily maintenance backup from 1:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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