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  • FClass full
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  • RRemote Classroom
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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Mar 27 - Mar 30, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
Sep 25 - Sep 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $899 O
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Course overview

This comprehensive course is primarily designed for the individual who has been newly assigned Security responsibilities and has little or no experience in the security field. This course also serves as a refresher for an individual who has been functioning as a Security Specialist for some time or who is preparing for the NCMS Industrial Security Professional (ISP) exam.. A manager responsible for the supervision of Security Specialists but who is not a seasoned security professional may also benefit. The newly appointed contractor Facility Security Officer (FSO) will also find this course valuable. Included in this course is a combination of instructor briefings, video presentations, group discussions, and practical exercises. Upon completion, the Security Specialist clearly understands his or her security responsibilities as dictated by the national regulations, and has a well-rounded familiarity with all aspects of the Security Specialist position.

Who should attend?

Any government employee who has been newly assigned Security Specialist (GS-080) responsibilities and has little or no experience in the security field.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply the governing regulations for the protection of national security (classified) information
  • Understand the principles of classification management relative to classification and declassification of materials
  • Be familiar with the myriad requirements for safeguarding classified information
  • Understand the rationale and mechanics of properly marking a classified document
  • Become familiar with all aspects of the security clearance process, from justification and the personnel security questionnaire (PSQ) to submitting periodic reinvestigations
  • Implement an effective security education and training program
  • Gain insight into obtaining senior management support and employee buy-in for the security program

Course outline

Day one of four

  • Course Introduction
  • Classification Management and Executive Order 13526
    • Marking Classified Documents
Day two of four
  • Safeguarding
    • Control and Accountability
    • Storage and Storage Equipment
    • Transmission and Disclosure
    • Reproduction and Disposition
    • Construction of Secure Rooms
    • Intrusion Detection System Fundamentals

Day three of four
  • Marking Classified Documents Exercise
  • Security Education and Training
  • Personnel Security
    • Justification/Personnel Security Questionnaire/Investigation
    • The Adjudication Process
    • Indoctrination, SF312 and Continuous Evaluation
Day four of four
  • Information Systems Security
  • Q & A
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