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Understanding NISPOM Requirements

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May 07 - May 11, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $949 O
Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $949 O
Sep 17 - Sep 21, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $949 O
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Course overview

The National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) prescribes requirements, restrictions, and other safeguards to prevent unauthorized disclosure of classified information released by U.S. Government executive branch departments and agencies to their contractors. Thus, the NISPOM is the guiding security manual for contractor Facility Security Officers (FSO) and their staffs.

This course is a combination of instructor briefings, video presentations, group discussions, and practical exercises.

ISP Certification Exam: The instructor, an Industrial Security Professional (ISP) will be proctoring the ISP exam for eligible candidates who attend this "Understanding NISPOM Requirements" class. The two-hour ISP exam will be taken on-line only and will be administered on Friday afternoon immediately following completion of the class. A completed application, along with payment in full, must be received by NCMS at least 30 days prior to the scheduled test date.

Who should attend?

Security professionals in industry who need to enhance their understanding of the compliance requirements established in the NISPOM. However, the course also benefits the government security professional who works in industrial security and provides security oversight to a classified contract. Attendees must be U.S. citizens.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an introduction to the security requirements contained in the NISPOM
  • Ensure that your security program is adequately protecting national security information and materials given to the contractor by the U.S. Government
  • Be prepared for an inspection by the Cognizant Security Office (the Defense Security Service)
  • Understand the rationale behind compliance requirements
  • Accomplish an effective self-inspection, knowing that you are able to identify deficiencies in your security program and implement measures to eliminate any noncompliance issues

Course outline

Day one of five

  • Course Introduction
  • Executive Order 12829 and the NISPOM
  • General NISPOM Requirements for Contractors
    • Facility Clearance
    • Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence
    • Key Management Personnel Issues

Day two of five

  • Personnel Security
    • Justification/Personnel Security Questionnaire/Investigation
    • The Adjudication Process
    • Indoctrination and SF312
  • Information System Security

Day three of five

  • Subcontracting
    • Completing the Contract Security Classification Specification (CSCS)
    • CSCS/DD Form 254 Exercise
  • Executive Order 13526

Day four of five

  • Marking classified materials
    • Marking classified materials Exercise
  • Implementing an Effective Security Education and Training Program
  • International Operations

Day five of five

  • Control and Accountability of Classified Materials
  • Storage and Storage Equipment
  • Transmission, Disclosure and Disposition
  • Closed Area Construction and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Industrial Security Professional (ISP) Certification Exam (optional)
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