February 8, 2016

CDSE Releases Updated Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist Curriculum

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) has released the updated Basic Industrial Security for the Government Security Specialist curriculum. Five new courses and exams, developed specifically for the government security specialist, were added to replace courses developed for industry. The new courses include: Industrial Security Basics (IS122.16), Acquisition & Contracting in the NISP (IS123.16), Clearances in the NISP: Putting it All Together (IS125.16), Industrial Security Databases and Systems (IS124.16), and NISP Security Violations and Administrative Inquiries (IS126.16).

DOD Security Speaker Series Event - February 25

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) invites you to join us Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a live security chat. This month's special guest is Dr. Brad Millick, Chief of the Insider Threat Program Management Office (PMO) for the Security Policy and Oversight Division (SPOD), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)).

Join us for a live session on the implementation of the DoD Insider Threat Program. Dr. Millick will discuss triumphs and challenges faced by the department and his commitment to the success of Insider Threat Programs at every command. He will be answering questions from the audience. Sign up for this and future Speaker Series webinars.

The DoD Security Speaker Series delivers live, one-on-one interviews with knowledgeable, respected leaders in the DoD security community. Speakers discuss trending topic areas such as insider threat, personnel security investigations, counterintelligence, and more. Unlike a formal briefing or webinar, speakers are unscripted. Conversation is driven by hot topics, and the audience may ask questions.

Conversation with a DoD security community leader can provide you with the latest information on trending security topics and a perspective not attainable through other delivery platforms. The one-on-one format offers opportunities to discuss some finer points of policy, today's security environment, and what we need know that may not commonly be covered. The Speaker Series also provides a forum to engage with a leader with whom you may rarely interact.

Industrial Security GSS Classes Cancelled

CDSE has cancelled the March 14 - 15 and 17 - 18 iterations of the Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for New FSOs (IS121.01), due to low enrollment. Please return to the course catalog and sign up for the Getting Started Seminar closest to your location. Please contact dss.industrialsecuritytraining@mail.mil if you encounter any registration issues.

Register Now For Upcoming Industrial Security Training

Seats are still available for the following Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) class:

"Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs" (Chantilly, VA)

March 28 - 29, 2016
March 30 - 31, 2016

This course is open to Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and Assistant Facility Security Officers (AFSOs), Security Specialists, and anyone employed in the security environment (such as Human Resources, Administrative Assistants, Program Managers, and Military Members exiting the various Armed Services). Due to the expansion of the counterintelligence block, this course is now extended to two full days. A prerequisite course titled "FSO Role in the NISP" is required for seminar registration and must have completed after November 23, 2015.