DoD Secure-Working with National Industrial Security Program

How Cleared Defense Contractors Institutionalize Security Awareness

January 14, 2022 jeffrey W. Bennett, ISP, SAPPC, SFPC, ISOC Season 3 Episode 12
DoD Secure-Working with National Industrial Security Program
How Cleared Defense Contractors Institutionalize Security Awareness
Show Notes

When Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) conduct reviews of cleared defense contractor facilities, they go with a purpose. Their first priority may be to conduct a risk assessment of classified information in the contractor's possession. However, they are also looking at above and beyond metrics that demonstrate the commitment to national security. These above and beyond attributes are often recorded and rewarded. Here are some ideas Facility Security Officers can employ to demonstrate above and beyond NISPOM application.

You might even consider inviting an Industrial Security Professional (ISP) or Industrial Security Oversight (ISOC) certified guest speaker.

  • Additionally, many vendors offer already developed online NISPOM training perfect for sending to your employees.

Be sure to create an index or catalog of where brochures, posters or other training items are located so that you can keep them updated, monitor use and make improvements. Most of all, it’s important to document and demonstrate how you use these items to improve your security posture. Become an expert for your training and show DSS how yo

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