Industrial Security Shorts

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).

These "shorts" are not intended for download. Please note, you will not receive a certificate of completion for watching a short.

  • Business Structures - KMP: To Clear or Not to Clear
    Provides an opportunity to practice identifying Key Management Personnel (KMPs) in several different business structures.
  • The DGR Role and Responsibilities
    Identifies the role and responsibilities of the Designated Government Representative. This short does NOT meet the required formal training requirement to be granted DGR authority by DCSA.
  • Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)
    Provides a high-level FOCI overview for both government and industry audiences. This Short addresses FOCI issues as they relate to security, acquisition, and industry. It also serves as an excellent tool for Facility Security Officers (FSOs) who have never experienced FOCI, but have recently been through a foreign acquisition.
  • Industrial Security for Senior Management
    Provides senior management at cleared contractor facilities a basic understanding of the important role they play in the success of their security program. The short takes a brief look at the Facility Security Clearance (FCL) process, the importance of the Facility Security Officer (FSO) position and the role of the Senior Manager.
  • International Visit Requests
    Provides industry personnel with a high-level overview of the international visit request process. This Short addresses timelines for processing visits, types of visit requests (including visit request forms), and common reasons for rejecting visit requests.
  • National Interest Determinations (NID) Process
    Provides a high-level overview of the National Interest Determinations (NID) process. It explains what a NID is, when a NID is required, and who is responsible for preparing and identifying the need for the NID.
  • You're a new FSO: Now What?
    Introduces the CDSE Facility Security Officer (FSO) program (minimum of 13 eLearning courses required for all FSOs). Provides newly appointed FSOs a high-level overview of their responsibilities and guides them to essential resources.
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