May 04, 2020

Fall Registration for Education Classes Now Open

Registration is now open for the fall semester of CDSE Education classes that run from August 24 to December 18, 2020. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot in the fall semester.

The CDSE Education Program offers:

  • Tuition Free & Flexible 100% virtual instructor-led courses
  • Five Security Education Certificate programs
  • Highly qualified instructors
  • Real-world practical assignments
  • Virtual networking with professionals throughout the security community

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

To register, log into STEPP

Save the Date for 2020 DVSC: June 23-24

Mark your calendars for the 2020 DOD Virtual Security Conference (DVSC) on June 23 and 24! This year’s conference theme is “2020: A Vision of the Future of Security.” The agenda will include policy change and implementation updates on topics such as SEAD 3, JPAS, Insider Threat, Mobile Device Policy, Industrial Security, and CUI. The conference is open to .gov and .mil email holders. Stay tuned for more details.

Webinar Update

The "CDSE Webinar" homepage, "On Demand Webinar" webpage, and "Webinar Archive” webpage are not available at this time. The host provider is conducting maintenance on our servers. Anyone trying to access webinar certificates or view our recorded webinars will be temporarily blocked until maintenance is complete.

New NISS Job Aid and FSO Curricula Update

On May 6, the National Industrial Security System (NISS) External User Training IS127.16 eLearning course will no longer be available in STEPP. This course will be removed from the FSO Orientation for Non-Possessing Facilities IS020.CU and FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities IS030.CU curricula.

The new NISS External User Guide job aid, released by DCSA, is available now. You can find it on the Facility Clearance page of the FSO Toolkit

Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) Notice

STEPP has a scheduled maintenance outage and will be unavailable on Thursday, May 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. EDT.

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