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National Counterintelligence and Security Center

PERSONNEL SECURITY COURSE
PURPOSE:  This course prepares you to make adjudicative decisions consistent with ICD 704 and Security Executive Agent Directives (SEADs) requirements. We will review the personnel security process and present approaches to enhance best practices and reciprocity across the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense (DoD) organizations authorized to grant access and adjudicate for Sensitive Compartmented Information. We will also review the personnel security process and identify what should be considered when upgrading an individual to another clearance and/or access level.  This is an excellent seminar for security professionals who want to better understand the process behind adjudication decisions.

 

TARGET:  This course is designed for federal government, military, civilians, federal partners and government contractor personnel supporting SCI adjudications, clearance granting and upgrades in support of ICD 704 and SEADs.

 

LENGTH:  4.5 days 
Monday-Thursday 8:00a-4:30p, Friday 8:00a-12:00p

 

COURSE MATERIALS:  UNCLASSIFIED w/classified discussions

 

PREREQUISITES:  SECRET Clearance

 


ICD 705 PHYSICAL SECURITY COURSE
PURPOSE:  The ICD 705 Physical Security Course:  Lifecycle of a SCIF will prepare you to implement the requirements of the new ICD 705 series documents (ICD 705; ICS 705-1; ICS 705-2 and the ICD 705 Technical Specifications). The course is designed using a SCIF lifecycle theme:
• Phase I:  Threat Definition and Planning
• Phase II:  Preliminary Construction Planning
• Phase III:  Design and Construction Requirements
• Phase IV:  Accreditation
• Phase V:  SCIF Operations and Management
• Phase VI:  Disposal of a SCIF

This course stresses comprehension and construction best practices and application of the ICD 705 series documents.

 

TARGET: This course is designed for federal government, military, civilians, federal partners and government contractor personnel performing physical planning and implementation of SCI and SAP facilities.

 

LENGTH:  4.5 days 
Monday-Thursday 8:00a-4:30p, Friday 8:00a-12:00p

 

COURSE MATERIALS:  UNCLASSIFIED w/classified discussions 

 

PREREQUISITES:  SECRET Clearance 

 


SPECIAL SECURITY OFFICER COURSE (SSOC)
PURPOSE:  This course enables security professionals who administer SCI programs to build, strengthen and professionalize their security related responsibilities.  Real life scenarios will be demonstrated through practical exercises and hands-on experience.  The topics include:

• Structure of Intelligence Community
• Security Incidents and Investigations
• Business and Security Interfaces
• Security Awareness
• Physical Security (ICD 705)
• Personnel Security (ICD 704)
• Information Systems Security (ICD 503)
• Wireless


TARGET:  This course is designed for federal government, military, civilians, federal partners and government contractor personnel who administer SCI programs, to build, strengthen and professionalize their security related responsibilities. 


LENGTH:  4.5 days
Monday-Thursday 8:00a-4:30p, Friday 8:00a-12:00p


COURSE MATERIALS:  UNCLASSIFIED w/classified discussions


PREREQUISITES:  SECRET Clearance

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(U) All registrations are now being accepted on the ODNI/NCSC Course Request Form.  Registrations for each scheduled course will open at least 8 weeks prior to the start date.


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Welcome to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Training page!  Our mission is to provide you with the training and the resources that you need to protect our nation’s critical assets.  We can help you do this through:

 

 

Our courses teach NCSC compliance requirements, ODNI requirements, and will give you information that is required/recommended to perform your job duties, and gain counterintelligence, security, and insider threat skills, that will allow you to grow, develop, and lead.

 

To get started, bookmark this page to stay abreast of training-related mandates, activities, and resources you will need. We encourage you to take advantage of the blended learning courses offered as well as our cutting-edge online training to help you become successful.

 

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Training for CI and Security Practitioners

 

Welcome to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Training page!  Our mission is to provide you with the training and the resources that you need to protect our nation’s critical assets.  We can help you do this through:

  • Counterintelligence Training
  • Security Training
  • 
Insider Threat Training


Our courses teach NCSC compliance requirements, ODNI requirements, and will give you information that is required/recommended to perform your job duties, and gain counterintelligence, security, and insider threat skills, that will allow you to grow, develop, and lead.

 

To get started, bookmark this page to stay abreast of training-related mandates, activities, and resources you will need.  We encourage you to take advantage of the blended learning courses offered as well as our cutting-edge online training to help you become successful.

 

Instructor-Led Course Descriptions
Instructor-Led Course Schedule

Insider Threat Training
Web-Based Training Course Descriptions

Security Executive Agent:  Policy

 

Security Executive Agent Directive-1 (SEAD-1)  This Directive consolidates and summarizes the authorities and responsibilities assigned to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in the role as the Security Executive Agent (SecEA) responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of effective, efficient, and uniform policies and procedures governing the conduct of investigations and adjudications for eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a sensitive position.

 

Security Executive Agent Directive-2 (SEAD-2)  Use of polygraph in support of personnel security determinations for initial or continued eligibility for access to classified information or elitibility to hold a sensitve position

 

Security Executive Agent Directive-3 (SEAD-3)  Reporting Requirements

 

Security Executive Agent Directive-4 (SEAD-4)  National Adjuicative Guidelines

 

Security Executive Agent Directive-5 (SEAD-5)  Collection, use, and retention of publicly available social media information in personnel security background investigations and adjudications

 

Security Executive Agent:  Executive Orders

 

Executive Order 10450, Security Requirements for Government Employment, April 27, 1953 Requires that all persons employed in Government departments and agencies be reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and of complete and unswerving loyalty to the United States

 

Executive Order 12968, Access to Classified Information, August 2, 1995 Establishes a uniform Federal personnel security program for employees who will be considered for initial or continued access to classified.

 

Executive Order 13467, Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information, (June 30, 2008). Expanded on IRTPA requirements to further align and guide reform efforts within Government

 

Executive Order 13488, Granting Reciprocity on Excepted Service and Federal Contractor Employee Fitness and Reinvestigating Individuals in Positions of Public Trust, (January 16, 2009). Complements EO 13467 by further aligning reciprocity to the extent possible between security clearances and Fitness, Public Trust determinations.

 

Presidential Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, dated February 5, 2008, Subject: Security Clearances. Directs the Reform Effort principals to produce a comprehensive reform proposal establishing comprehensive credentialing, security clearance, and suitability processes.

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