January 04, 2018

Space Is Still Available For Upcoming Tuition Free, CDSE Education Classes!

Take charge of your career, earn 45 Professional Development Units (PDUs) and join other Security Professionals throughout the U.S military and Federal Government who are taking advantage of CDSE's program of semester long advanced and graduate courses. These courses are designed to prepare DoD security professionals for leadership positions and responsibilities.
Registration is open for the spring semester of classes that run from January 22 to May 18, 2018.

These courses will enhance your analytical thinking and problem solving skills.  In addition, they will help you 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).

You can learn more about the classes being offered and register for them by
accessing the links below:

  1. Security as an Integral Part of DoD Programs (CDSE ED 501)
  2. Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and DoD Bureaucracy (CDSE ED502)
  3. Constitutional Law and its Application to DoD Security (CDSE ED 503)
  4. Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and to DoD (CDSE ED504)
  5. Human Resource Management for DoD Security (CDSE ED506)
  6. Managing a DoD Installation Security Program (CDSE ED507)
  7. Assessment and Evaluation of DoD Security Programs (CDSE ED509)
  8. The Future of security Systems and Information Assurance (CDSE ED 510)
  9. Leadership in DoD Security (CDSE ED511)
  10. Effective Communication in DoD Security (CDSE ED512)
  11. Security in the DoD Acquisition Process (CDSE ED513)
  12. Cybersecurity and Oversight of Information System Security (CDSE ED514)
  13. Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies (CDSE ED603)

To register, please log into STEPP.  If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the CDSE Education Division.

DSS Launches New NISS Course

The Defense Security Service (DSS) is pleased to announce that a new course is available in STEPP for Industry and External Government partners. Access STEPP to register for the National Industrial Security System (NISS) External User Training Course (Course ID:  IS127.16). For more information about the NISS, visit the site.

Register Now For Upcoming Industrial Security Training

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

“etting Started Seminar for New FSOs,” February 13 – 14, 2018 (Linthicum, MD) (Virtually, Adobe Connect)

This iteration will be delivered live at Linthicum and virtually through Adobe Connect. The live instructor-led presentation (both audio and visual) is recorded and streamed to virtual participants.  Registering for the Adobe Connect is a consent to be recorded.  The 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.

Certification Renewal Form

Don’t forget to submit your form!  Please visit the CDSE website to complete and submit your Certification Renewal Form to extend your certification.  Failure to submit will cause your certification to expire.  For more information, please visit our webpage.

New Counterintelligence Awareness Game

Looking for a fun way to encourage counterintelligence awareness at your organization? Share CDSE’s Magic 8 Ball eLearning game with your personnel. This popular game is a quick and easy way to remind the workforce of messaging associated with counterintelligence threats. Look for the Unauthorized Disclosure version coming soon!

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