Special Program Security Credential/New Insider Threat Job Aid/Register Now For GSS Course at NCMS Annual Seminar/Register Now For Upcoming CDSE Webinar/DCSA CI March Webinar/Save the Date: 2023 VDSCI/Upcoming ILT/VILT Courses
March 09, 2023

Special Program Security Credential (SPSC)

The Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Program’s Special Program Security Credential (SPSC) is now live!

The SPSC is intended for candidates who currently hold a Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC), and:

  • Perform (or will be performing) Security Officer functions for or on behalf of the DOD Special Access Program (SAP) or
  • Are working toward or already occupy a full time security position for which attainment of this credential has been deemed a requirement or professional development milestone

For more information regarding the SPSC, as well as scheduling your assessment, refer to your Component Service Representative and the DOD Professional Certification and Credentialing Handbook. PDF icon

New Insider Threat Job Aid

CDSE recently released the Insider Threat Fraud job aid. This job aid provides information relating to fraud and its relevance to insider threat. This product provides information that is useful to the counter-insider threat practitioner, organizational members and leaders in countering the risk of fraud perpetrated by insiders with trusted access. Access the new job aid PDF icon today!

Register Now For GSS Course at NCMS Annual Seminar

CDSE will be hosting the Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for New Facility Security Officers (FSOs) at the NCMS Annual Training Seminar on June 5, 2023! This course is not only a great way to get started as a new FSO, but also a way for experienced FSOs to keep informed of policy changes, procedural changes, and emerging trends and concerns. Students work in collaboration with other security professionals, exploring security topics through practical exercises. Topics include the DD 254, insider threat, reporting requirements, counterintelligence, security and contractor reviews, security training and briefings, and personnel security.

Please pre-register and complete the pre-requisites. Registration closes on May 15, 2023, and only registered participants will be allowed to attend. Proof of registration (emailed by CDSE) and a photo id will be required for class entry.

Register Now For Upcoming CDSE Webinar

CDSE invites you to participate in our upcoming live webinar:

Personnel Vetting Timely Topics – Continuous Vetting
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

This webinar will discuss Trusted Workforce 2.0 personnel vetting reforms, focusing on Continuous Vetting, which is applicable to DOD civilian employees, contractor personnel, and military members.

Participation is limited to 1500 attendees, so sign up today!

Register for this event and join the discussion!

DCSA CI March Webinar

Please join the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) for an unclassified webinar:

Threats to Cleared Industry and the U.S. Government from Malign Actors
Thursday, March 16, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Dr. Glenn Tiffert, Ph.D. will present on threats to cleared industry and the U.S. government from the People's Republic of China (PRC). He is a historian of modern China, and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he manages projects on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region, and on China's Global Sharp Power. He is a specialist on the PRC legal and political history.

RSVP for the webinar

Save the Date: 2023 VDSCI

Mark your calendars for the virtual DCSA Security Conference for Industry (vDSCI), scheduled for April 26-27, 2023. Stay tuned for more information by subscribing to the Flash, Pulse, or checking the Webinars and Conferences webpage.

Upcoming ILT/VILT Training Courses

Consider signing up for one of CDSE’s instructor-led training (ILT) or virtual instructor-led training (VILT) courses! Training is free and the VILT eliminates travel expenses. Complete CDSE courses to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintenance of Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Program certifications and credentials, and select courses have ACE CREDIT recommendations that may earn transfer credits at participating universities. Below is a list of ILT/VILT courses available May - June 2023. The full FY23 schedule can be found at https://www.cdse.edu/Training/Schedule/.

Physical Security and Asset Protection (ILT)
May 1 – 5, 2023
This course provides students the information needed to identify and utilize regulatory guidance, methodologies, and concepts for protecting DOD assets. Students will learn how to apply the risk management process, conduct problem solving, and incorporate best practices to develop courses of action utilizing physical security measures, based on a cost-benefit analysis, to protect an installation’s assets.

Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for FSOs (VILT)
May 2 – 5, 2023
This course is not only a great way to get started as a new Facility Security Officer (FSO), but also a way for experienced FSOs to learn about policy changes, procedural changes, emerging trends, threats, concerns, etc. Students work in collaboration with other security professionals, exploring security topics through practical exercises.

DOD Security Specialist Course (VILT) ACE logo CompTIA logo
May 22 – June 18, 2023
This course 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.

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