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Why earn a certification?
There are several reasons to achieve certification. One of which allows cleared defense contractor owners and employees to take advantage of opportunities offered in the recent Presidential Executive Order: National Security Professional Development. The Executive order states: "In order to enhance the national security of the United States...it is the policy of the United States to promote the education, training, and experience of current and future professionals in national security positions (security professionals)..."
The National Strategy identified in the Executive Order provides a plan to give security professionals access to education, training to increase their professional experience in efforts to increase their skill level and ability to protect our nation's secrets.
The ISP Certification is sponsored by NCMS (Society for Industrial Security) a professional organization specializing in protecting classified information. The ISP holder demonstrates a high level of knowledge in this area. The certification is based on the National Industrial Security Professional Operating Manual (NISPOM) but also covers electives such as: COMSEC, OPSEC, and other topics.
Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) is sponsored by the Department of Defense and information can be accessed at https://www.cdse.edu/certification/
Guidance for protection classified information that can be applied for training and certification:
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