August 16, 2017

New SAP Security Short Released

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) has launched a new short, "SAP Security Incident Practical Exercise – Industry Day." This short is designed to give an individual the necessary information to properly safeguard information, gather facts required for an inquiry, and create a Security Incident Report in the SAP environment. It includes feedback on recommended answers and a certificate of attendance at the completion of the short. The audience for the short is DoD civilian, military, and contractors with multidiscipline responsibilities for management, oversight, and support to DoD SAPs. Access the short.

New CI Case Study Available

CDSE recently released a new Counterintelligence Case Study – Dual Use Technology. This job aid can easily be included in an organization's security education, training, and awareness programs. The case study is suitable for printing or easy placement in a company or command newsletter, email, or training bulletin. Access the new job aid.

Interested In Hosting A Getting Started Seminar For New FSOs Course?

Have you ever thought about hosting a Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) course at your location, but didn't know how to go about doing so? Have you ever wanted to meet other Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and Security professionals that share your concerns? If so, this is your lucky day! The CDSE is formulating its Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for New FSOs course schedule. The GSS is a two day course that is open to 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 personnel exiting the various U.S. Armed Forces). This is an opportunity for FSOs to host a course and have Security Instructors there to answer questions on topics such as National Industrial Security Program (NISP) reporting, the DD 254, and insider threat. The course will be given in two Defense Security Services (DSS) Regions this year focusing on the West coast and East coast. The dates for the East coast iteration will be April 17-18, 2018, while the West coast iteration will be held Aug. 14-15, 2018. In the past CDSE has held courses in Menlo Park, Calif.; Largo, Fla.; Burlington, Mass.; Savannah, Ga.; and Chantilly, Va., in order for all regions to have an opportunity to receive training. For more information about the GSS, see the catalog listing.

If interested, please reach out to your DSS Industrial Security Representative or send an email to our Training Division Mailbox at Be sure to include your location and potential dates you are interested in hosting a course.

Register Now For Upcoming Tuition Free, CDSE Education Classes!

A New Semester Starts Next Week - August 21, 2017!

There is still time to sign up for the Fall Semester. Take charge of your career and join other security professionals throughout the U.S military and Federal Government who are taking advantage of CDSE's advanced and graduate courses. These courses are semester-long and are designed to prepare students for leadership positions and responsibilities. There is limited space available for the fall semester of classes that run from August 21 to December 15, 2017.

These courses enhance analytical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as help students gain critical knowledge about principle concepts and facts that anyone who wants to be a future leader within DoD should know. The courses include reading, researching, and writing assignments similar to a three credit, collegiate-level course. A significant time commitment is required but the commitment will pay off. The courses are online, tuition free, and allow students the flexibility to collaborate with each other and Subject Matter Expert Instructors when they want. All of the courses have received college credit recommendations from the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT).

Learn more about the classes offered and register for them.

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