Privacy and Security

  1. The Center for Development of Security Excellence website,, is provided as a public service by the Center for Development of Security Excellence, a directorate within the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense. (Access Department of Defense Privacy Program )
  2. Information presented on this service, not identified as protected by copyright, is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested.
  3. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
  4. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are employed to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
  5. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits beyond DoD websites. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration approved records schedule.
  6. Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember your online interactions, to conduct measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside of Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies, unless directed to do so in statute, regulation, or Executive order. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used WMCT is available at .
  7. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (Section 1030 of Title 18, United States Code).
  8. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to the DCSA Office of Public and Legislative Affairs .

Disclaimer for External Links

The appearance of hyperlinks on this page does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government, Department of Defense, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, or the Center for Development of Security Excellence of linked websites or the information, products or services contained therein. CDSE does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at linked locations. Links to external links sites may only be provided when consistent with DoD and CDSE policies on website administration. Questions or concerns about links provided on this website should be addressed to the DCSA Office of Public and Legislative Affairs .

Reviewed/Updated January 2019