Assessment and Evaluation of DOD Security Programs ED509.10

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

Description: This course covers the ways in which security managers can establish and share concrete achievements or measurements (metrics) that effectively demonstrate the impact of security programs and activities.

This course will enable students to examine and summarize methods used for assessing and evaluating security programs across DOD; strategize how to integrate effective assessments and evaluations into security programs for mission assurance; assess the impacts of policies and plans on assessments and evaluations on security programs; examine the impact of assessments and evaluations from higher echelon and installation level perspectives; analyze and validate collected data and metrics from assessments and evaluations to effectively justify expenditures for security program requirements; assess and analyze the costs and effects of assessments and evaluations to establish an effective business case; examine approaches to successfully communicate the outcomes of assessments and evaluations in a persuasive manner; and assess the effectiveness of new and existing security policies and procedures.

This course will develop each student's ability to use this knowledge to become more effective as a security leader in the DOD. This course includes reading, research, and writing assignments similar to a three credit-hour college or graduate-level course.

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

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor-led Education (VILE)

Length: 16 Weeks

Target Audience: Restricted to U.S. military members and civilian government employees

Clearance Requirement: N/A

Number of Students per Course: 20

Prerequisites: Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SPED030.SP) is recommended but not required.

Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): 3 semester hours in program review - 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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