Description: This course addresses the OPSEC issues that should be considered when reviewing information for public release and public access. Lessons can be applied to preparing information for release in all forms of media (e.g., print, web postings, and public speeches). After completing this course, the student will be able to: edit information to be posted, written, and spoken by applying OPSEC principles; and, achieve the originator's objective without compromising critical information.

This course is specifically designed for individuals involved in determining what information should be released to the public, such as public affairs officers, web masters, Freedom of Information Act review staff, speech writers, speakers, classification review personnel, and OPSEC coordinators.

Method of instruction: Platform & Defense Connect On-Line (DCO); use of an Internet web browser and a microphone-equipped headset.

Length: 1 Day (4 Hours) on DCO

Target Audience: OPSEC program manager; OPSEC coordinator; and, OPSEC working group member.

Prerequisites: None. However, (OPSE-1301) OPSEC Fundamentals course is recommended. You can take the OPSEC Fundamentals CBT directly on the IOSS website. Log into your account and click on the training tab, click on OPSEC Fundamentals options and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the launch button.
Classes that are listed as "Private/Invitation Only" are only for students who already received an invitation. A Private class is only shown so the invitees can register.

Note: American Sign Language (ASL) services are available for hearing impaired personnel wishing to attend courses taught in the local D.C./Maryland area. Please notify the IOSS at least two weeks prior to the class start date if these services are required. You will be contacted concerning any further actions/information necessary to complete your request.

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

Course Schedule

None scheduled at this time.

Quick Links

Registration for this course is being handled by the Interagency OPSEC Support Staff (IOSS). Please call the IOSS Registrar at 443-479-4671, Customer Support at 443-479-4677, ext 2 or send a message to To request training or products, access the website at .