May 4, 2017

Sign Up For OSD Functional Community Management Update Webinar

Mark your calendars for the OSD Functional Community Management Update on May 24! This webinar will provide an update on OSD Functional Community Management (FCM) efforts, focusing on activities associated with Civilian Strategic Human Capital Planning, as described in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 250. While the target audience for this update is primarily civilian security professionals (0080/0086), all are welcome. Register today.

2016 Horizon Awards

CDSE won nine Horizon Interactive Awards in the 2016 competition. CDSE won its first silver medal for a promotional video and eight CDSE products won bronze medals.


    • DSS Annual Security Awareness Training (Bronze)
    • Introduction to RMF Course (Bronze)
    • ISM Course SF 700 Practical Exercise (Bronze)
    • SAP Security Incident Virtual Exercise (Bronze)
    • Clearances in Industrial Security: Putting it All Together (Bronze)
    • Acquisitions and Contracting Basics in the NISP (Bronze)


    • Counterintelligence (CI) Awareness Video (Silver)
    • Special Access Program (SAP) Security Incident Videos (Bronze)
    • Defense Insider Threat Management Analysis Center (DITMAC) Short (Bronze)

The 2016 Horizon Interactive Awards Competition saw over 1200 entries from around the world including 40 out of 50 U.S. States and 20 countries. In its 15th season, the Horizon Interactive Awards recognize the best web sites, videos, online advertising, print media, and mobile applications.

In 2015, the Horizon Interactive Awards added a "Distinguished Agency" award for agencies attaining four or more awards. CDSE was included on this list for a second year in 2016. Since 2009, CDSE has won a total of 49 Horizon Interactive Awards.

Register Now For Upcoming CDSE Industrial Security Training

CDSE recently released the updated Marking Classified Information Job Aid to reflect recent policy changes. This job aid provides the requirements and methods for marking classified documents and other classified materials. It address general marking requirements; marking for originally classified information, derivatively classified information, special types of documents and materials, foreign government information, Atomic Energy information; and changes in marking. Access the job aid.

Seats are still available for the "Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for New FSOs," which will be presented in conjunction with the NCMS Annual Seminar in Anaheim, CA, on June 19, 2017.

Take advantage of this opportunity to save training costs by completing both the CDSE training course and the NCMS Annual Seminar at the same time.

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). A prerequisite course titled "FSO Role in the NISP" is required for seminar registration and must have been completed after November 23, 2015.

To accommodate the 2017 NCMS Annual Seminar schedule, this iteration of the "Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs" has been condensed and will be presented as a one day session.
Please note that a separate registration is required in order to attend the NCMS Annual Seminar on June 20-22, 2017.

Security Awareness Hub Moving

The Security Awareness Hub is moving to a new location. Stay tuned for updated URL and other important information about our new learning platform by following us on Twitter, Facebook, or on the current Hub webpage.

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