Industrial Security Job Aids
The Industrial Security Program is a multi-disciplinary security program focused on the protection of classified information developed by or entrusted to U.S. industry operating under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

Mergers, Acquisitions, Reorganization, Spin-off/Splits (MARS)
PDF icon March 2024, 11 pages. This job aid is designed to provide the user with a basic knowledge of the Mergers, Acquisitions, Reorganizations and Spin-offs/Splits process. It will help Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and Senior Management Officials (SMOs) recognize reporting thresholds and procedures, understand the potential impacts of mergers, and appreciate the benefits of advanced reporting.

Industrial Security Comprehensive Glossary
PDF icon March 2024, 52 pages. This job aid provides information on Industrial Security terminology and definitions used within the National Industrial Security Program.

Industrial Security Program Annual Planner
PDF icon December 2023, 3 pages. This job aid serves as a supplemental tool to help support and grow industrial security training and awareness within your organization. It is a combination of performance support tools selected from various security content areas that comprise the industrial security discipline that you can utilize to promote security awareness throughout the year on a monthly basis.

Standard Practice Procedures (SPP)
PDF icon December 2023, 11 pages. This job aid assists Industrial Security professionals in creating Standard Practices Procedures (SPP) within their organization.  This job aid is not a template. Every SPP must be tailored to facility operations, including how the company functions, physical location, classified work performance, and any unique challenges.

NISPOM Reporting Requirements
PDF icon October 2022, 6 pages. This job aid provides guidance to assist contractors with general examples for reporting. Please refer to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and the Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 3 for an entire list of reportable activities and reporting requirements (located in the CDSE FSO Toolkit).

Facility Security Officer Program
PDF icon September 2022. Trifold brochure. This pamphlet details the Facility Security Officer Program, a program of study that prepares individuals for the duties and responsibilities of a Facility Security Officer (FSO) in a contractor facility participating in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

Security Guide to NATO Control Points
PDF icon May 2022, 3 pages. This job aid provides guidance regarding the security requirements of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Control Point under the DCSA NATO Sub-Registry.

Security Incident Job Aid
PDF icon April 2022, 23 pages. This job aid provides recommendations and guidance to industry on preparing to respond and remediate security incidents and reporting of loss, compromise, or suspected compromise. The procedures defined in this job aid are applicable to all personnel tasked with industrial security for programs requiring access to classified materials, systems, and information under the cognizance of Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) as the Cognizant Security Office (CSO).

32 CFR Part 117 NISPOM Rule Cross Reference Tool
Excel icon January 2021

Designated Government Representative (DGR) Role and Responsibilities
PDF icon December 2020, 5 pages. This job aid is a tool to help DCSA Industrial Security Representatives (ISR), Facility Security Officers (FSO), or other designee(s) oversee the international transfer of classified materials when serving as a Designated Government Representative (DGR).

Industrial Base Technology List
PDF icon February 2016, 12 pages. The job aid introduces security practitioners to DCSA's Industrial Base Technology List (IBTL).  The IBTL identifies and defines critical U.S. defense technology and crosswalks all categories to the legacy Military Critical Technology List. This job aid is an excellent resource for the protection of U.S. technology and the implementation of research, development and acquisition security practices.