April 22, 2020

SPēD Certification Program Updates

On June 1, the Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program will migrate account creation and profile management from Security Training, Education, and Professionalization (STEPP) to My SPēD Certification (MSC).

In addition, beginning May 14, the SPēD participation check box option located on your STEPP profile will be removed. MSC will be the only location for new and existing account creations. MSC has a planned scheduled maintenance event and will not be available from 12 a.m. EST on Saturday, May 16, through 12 a.m. EST on Monday, June 1.

The SPēD Certification Program is also in the process of making updates to the Certification Renewal Form (CRF). If you have a CRF pending submission, submit your completed CRF prior to May 15, 2020, to prevent losing saved information. Starting June 1, 2020, you will be required to submit a new CRF for your SPēD certification renewal.

Current MSC account users: The migration will not affect profiles already created in MSC. You will be required to update your profile and complete several new data fields of information upon log in. Starting June 1, records will only be available in MSC.

Non-Common Access Card (CAC) holders: You will be required to submit a manual account creation form to regain/gain access to your MSC account. The manual account creation form can be found on the MSC login page above the DOD ID field or by contacting your Component Service Representative (CSR) after June 1. You will be notified by the SPēD Program Management Office (PMO) within 72 duty hours when your account is approved.

CDSE will send reminders and updates as necessary.

Register for Supply Chain Integrity Speaker Series

Have you signed up for tomorrow’s Supply Chain Integrity Speaker Series? There is still time to reserve your space, so register today!

Supply Chain Resiliency
Thursday, April 23, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

CDSE hosts the National Counterintelligence and Security Center for a discussion on foreign intelligence entity (FIE) supply chain exploitation.

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April Pulse: CDSE Security Awareness Newsletter

Last week, we released the fourth in a series of monthly security awareness newsletters called CDSE Pulse. The April newsletter featured Supply Chain Integrity Month content. Check out all the newsletters in the DCSA Electronic Reading Room or subscribe/update your current subscription and get the newsletter sent directly to your inbox.

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