December 29, 2018

Register For Upcoming Education Classes

Registration is open for the spring semester of CDSE Education classes that run from January 14 to May 10, 2019. Check out some of our featured courses:

- ED502.10:  Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and DoD Bureaucracy
- ED506.10:  Human Resource Management for Security Programs
- ED509.10:  Assessment and Evaluation of DoD Security Programs
- ED510.10:  The Future of Security Systems and Cybersecurity
- ED512.10:  Effective Communication in DoD Security
- ED514.10:  Cybersecurity and Oversight of Information System Security

Space is still available for the spring 2019 semester of CDSE tuition free Education classes!
Register now to secure your spot in the spring semester. These courses will enhance your analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

You can learn more about the classes being offered and register for them.

To register, log into STEPP.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact the CDSE Education Division at

Getting Started Seminar (GSS) For New FSOs

Seats are available for the “Getting Started Seminar (GSS) for New FSOs,” being held in Linthicum, MD on February 05-06, 2019.  This course will be given in the hybrid format (instructor-led and Adobe Connect); please see the website for additional details

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 all seminar registrations and must have been completed after November 23, 2015.  No previous completion of the prerequisite will be accepted. 

With our new STEPP system, registration has changed.  Please ensure that you have completed both the prerequisite course and associated exam prior to attempting to register for the Seminar.  Once prerequisite has been completed, register for the course of your choosing.  After registration verification has been received from our Registrar’s Office, submit a Visit Request through the STEPP system.  You will be able to submit a Visit Request 30 days from the start of the course. 

Please contact the Help Desk if you have any problems with the process.

Please contact the Course Manager if you have registration questions,

DSS in Transition (DIT) Webinar Series

With the goal of not only helping Facility Security Officers understand and execute the new methodology, but also reducing the time DSS field personnel must spend in one-on-one explanation of the methodology to contractor personnel, CDSE is producing a DiT Webinar series. This is a six part series designed to increase awareness and understanding of the DiT methodology.

On January 10, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET, CDSE will present the first DiT webinar, “Overview of the DSS in Transition Methodology”.  This webinar will provide an overview of the DiT methodology and discuss the DSS 2019 lines of effort.

Join the discussion! Sign up today.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming DiT webinars.  Registration opens 30 days in advance of each webinar.

New Insider Threat Vigilance Series Video Now Available

CDSE is pleased to present the Insider Threat Vigilance Video Series:  Season One "Turning People Around, Not Turning Them In."  Episode Three, “What’s Pre-Publication Review” is available now on CDSE.EDU and the CDSE YouTube channel.

The Insider Threat Vigilance Video Series aids the workforce in identifying and reporting insider threat indicators. The series also provides an overview of Insider Threat Programs and their multi-disciplinary approach to gathering and reviewing information indicative of an insider threat, referring that data as appropriate, and developing mitigation response options all while protecting the privacy and civil liberties of the workforce.  Each episode in the series is approximately 8-9 minutes long.

The videos are accompanied by a facilitation guide to enhance group discussion. These resources make a great training event, town hall opener, or "lunch and learn" session. Individual students can also access a Micro-Learning Video Lesson on their own to watch the video, answer questions, and access additional resources.

An additional episodes will be released in January.  Binge watching optional!


Video Lesson

Upcoming Speaker Series

CDSE invites you to participate in our upcoming Speaker Series:

Applied Research on Exfiltration and Security
Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. ET

The Defense Personnel & Security Research Center (PERSEREC) has published four comprehensive reports on espionage in America. In recognition of the shifting threat landscape, PERSEREC has expanded its Espionage Project to include all known incidents in which government personnel were convicted of exfiltration of protected resources without authorization. This expanded effort, titled The Exfiltration Project, will identify actionable intervention points and the corresponding behavioral indicators along individuals' critical pathways to exfiltration, which in turn can be incorporated into data science monitoring/ evaluation tools, workforce training, and organizational risk management plans.  On January 17, Ms. Stephanie Jaros, PERSEREC Project Director, will present the results published in the first report from this expanded project.

Maximizing Organizational Trust
February 7, 2019
12:00 p.m. ET

Join us on February 7 for a conversation about organizational trust, having difficult conversations, and making tough choices. The Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC) has published a new eLearning course and associated guide on the importance of organizational trust in creating a safe work environment. This webinar will address the importance of organizational trust, highlight important lessons from the course, and discuss use of the guide.  Join us and be part of the conversation!

Join the discussion! Sign up today.

Insider Threat Annual Vigilance Campaign Job Aid

This 2019 annual insider threat awareness job aid is intended to complement your existing annual insider threat awareness training to increase awareness of potential threats to government resources and what we can do to protect against potential threats. An information campaign makes a wonderful supplement to annual training and can serve as a nonintrusive reinforcement of training and reminder of the need for vigilance. 

2019 Counterintelligence Vigilance Campaign Calendar

This job aid provides guidance for developing a Counterintelligence Vigilance campaign for any DoD component or agency, cleared industry facility, or other organization. This implementation plan includes suggested ways to leverage tools found in the CDSE Counterintelligence Toolkit on the Vigilance Campaign tab.  Access the job aid.

Potential Risk Indicators:  Kinetic Violence

We've all heard the expression, "If you see something, say something!" But what, exactly is the "something" we should be looking for? This job aid provides an introduction to the "The FBI Top 21 Concerning Behaviors" that were identified In the FBI report titled, "A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013." Access the job aid.

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