DoD Secure-Working with National Industrial Security Program

Security Clearance Justification and FSO training

January 16, 2023 jeffrey W. Bennett, ISP, SAPPC, SFPC, ISOC
DoD Secure-Working with National Industrial Security Program
Security Clearance Justification and FSO training
Show Notes

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Podcast discusses:
Holding a security clearance is a privilege. The awardee is able to perform on classified contracts where they would not otherwise be able. However, some defense contractors mistakenly assume that they can request a Facility Security Clearance (FCL) for business development purposes or to better position themselves future classified contract opportunities. Though that is not how FCLs are awarded, there is a process and methodology to justify the FCL. 

 The FSO has marching orders to develop and implement security programs to protect classified information. But, how effective is security policy if it is written by security and posted

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