Description: This course covers the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders as they relate to completing, submitting, and approving system authorization packages. This course explores the authorization process from the perspectives of both the system owner and the Authorizing Official, including development of a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) and the cognizant acceptance of risk.

Course Resources: N/A

Learning Objectives: This course enables students to:

  • Prepare a POA&M
  • Assemble and submit the security authorization package to the Authorizing Official
  • Recognize and describe the overall risk based on artifacts submitted
  • Define key resources to make a risk acceptance decision

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 30 minutes

Target Audience: Department of Defense (DoD) information system users and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program

Requirements:

  • General Requirements: N/A
  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: 1.5

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.