Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and DOD Bureaucracy ED502.10

Registration in this program is restricted to U.S. Government civilian employees and U.S. military service members only.


This course presents an in-depth look at how to work within the Federal and DOD bureaucracy to accomplish security missions and objectives. The course will address how security professionals can support military operations and DOD programs most effectively. The course includes in-depth study of the missions, jurisdiction of, and limitations upon the many agencies and offices involved in security policy and programs.

If you are interested in attending this course, please register via STEPP.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor-led Education (VILE)

Length: 16 Weeks

Target Audience: U.S. military members and civilian government employees preparing for leadership responsibilities in DOD Security

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of Students per Course: 20

Prerequisites: None. Security Fundamentals Professional Certification SPED030.SP is recommended but not required.

Requirements: Agency recommendation: This course requires students to complete weekly assignments including reading, research, and writing assignments similar to those required for a three semester hour graduate-level course. Students must make significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.

Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): 3 semester hours in decision quality - graduate degree category

Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW with current Certification Maintenance Guidelines

System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.


CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

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