NISP Reporting Requirements IS150.16

Description: This course introduces the reporting requirements as outlined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). The course covers the structure of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and the relationships between organizations administering and participating in the NISP. Additionally, the course discusses the reporting requirements for changed conditions affecting the status of the contractor’s favorable entity eligibility determination, also referred to as a Facility Security Clearance (FCL), and the status of an employee’s favorable national security eligibility determination, also referred to as a Personnel Security Clearance (PCL). The course also discusses how an employee may pose insider threat indicators, the proper safeguarding of classified information, as well as reports for security violations and espionage, sabotage, terrorism, and subversive activities. The course examines the typical reporting procedures and the potential impact on the contractor's overall security program.

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Learning Objectives: Students shall demonstrate a basic understanding of the reporting requirements for NISP contractors; this includes instructions for determining situations to report, who to report them to, and how to create and submit reports.

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 1.25 hours

Target Audience: The target audience is Facility Security Officers at cleared DOD contractor sites participating in the NISP. Secondary audiences include other contractor security personnel, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Industrial Security Representatives, and DOD Industrial Security Specialists.


  • General Requirements: N/A
  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on exam allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): In association with IS020.CU, IS030.CU, and IS050.CU
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW with current Certification Maintenance Guidelines
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Contact CompTIA to find out about CEUs for this course.

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