Operations Security (OPSEC) is the process by which we protect critical information whether it is classified or unclassified that can be used against us. It focuses on preventing our adversaries' access to information and actions that may compromise an operation. OPSEC challenges us to look at ourselves through the eyes of an adversary and deny the adversary the ability to act.

eLearning Courses

Internet-based, self-paced training courses

  • OPSEC Awareness for Military Members, DoD Employees and Contractors GS130.16
    This is an interactive eLearning course that provides OPSEC awareness for military members, government employees, contractors, and dependents. The course provides information on the basic need to protect unclassified information about operations and personal information to ensure safe and successful operations and personal safety.

Facilitated Courses

  • OPSEC and Public Release Decisions OPSE-1500
    This course addresses the OPSEC issues that should be considered when reviewing information for public release and public access. Lessons can be applied to preparing information for release in all forms of media (e.g., print, web postings, and public speeches). After completing this course, the student will be able to: edit information to be posted, written, and spoken by applying OPSEC principles; and, achieve the originator's objective without compromising critical information.
  • OPSEC Analysis and Program Management Course OPSE-2500
    The focus of this course is on the basic skills and knowledge needed to conduct an OPSEC risk analysis (apply the five steps) and to implement an OPSEC program. The student is afforded the opportunity to apply OPSEC tools and lessons through a variety of practical exercises and case studies.
  • OPSEC and Internet Based Capabilities Course OPSE-3500
    This course introduces OPSEC practitioners to common threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures associated with Internet-based Capabilities (IbC).It will allow OPSEC practitioners to better assess the risk when considering IbC.