• FSO
  • Facility Clearance
  • Personnel Clearances
  • Safeguarding
  • Classified Visits & Meetings
  • Self-Inspections/Assessments
  • Reporting
  • Security Education
  • Counterintelligence
  • International
  • Asset Identification/Security Baseline
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Insider Threat

For purposes of the intelligence-led, asset-focused, and threat-driven methodology, DSS has defined an asset as follows:

An asset is anything of value related to a classified program or contract, the loss of, compromise of, or damage to which may adversely affect national security.

There is a distinction that must be made between a national security asset and a business asset.  Not all business assets are national security assets.  We are looking to industry to identify those assets at their facility that have national security implications if lost, compromised, or damaged.  When evaluating your assets, think critically about the time, money and effort that would be necessary to replace an asset and the impact that would have on your ability to fulfill your contractual obligations related to your classified contracts.  Below are some characteristics of business assets versus national security assets that may help you in identifying the assets at your facility.

How do I distinguish a national security asset from a business asset?
BUSINESS ASSET NATIONAL SECURITY ASSET
Closed Area Specialized Clean Room built to specific standards that is not easily replaceable
Employees Employees with very rare or unique knowledge, skills, or abilities
Component Supplier Rare supplier the loss of whom may jeopardize your ability to fulfill a classified contract
Equipment Equipment used in support of a classified contract that is not easily replaceable and which, if lost or compromised, may impact the ability to fulfill a classified contract

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