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We lead the effort to protect our nation against intelligence and security THREATS

Lead and support the U.S. Government’s counterintelligence (CI) and security activities critical to protecting our nation; provide CI outreach to U.S. private sector entities at risk of foreign intelligence penetration; and issue public warnings regarding intelligence threats to the U.S.

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Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace

The 2018 Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace report highlights current threats and future trends in foreign efforts to steal U.S. intellectual property, trade secrets, & proprietary information.

Cyber Exploits – Understand the Threat

This learning experience is designed to increase understanding of the broader categories of cyber-attacks. It introduces specific terminology and real-world applications.

NEW Insider Threat Module

One of our Intelligence Community partners developed this training to address a variety of insider threat matters such as leaks, spills, espionage, sabotage, and targeted violence.

NEW Mental Wellness Module

This mental wellness training was developed by the Office of Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity to explain challenges our workforce may endure ...

Travel Awareness Video

Travel Vulnerabilities are greater than usual, especially if you are traveling outside of the U.S., as it is common for you to encounter unfamiliar people.

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Our Mission. Our People. The National Counterintelligence And Security Center

What We Do

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) champions the integration of the U.S. Government’s counterintelligence (CI) and security activities focused on countering the threats to information and assets critical to our nation’s security; provides CI outreach to the U.S. Government and private sector entities; and issues public warnings regarding intelligence threats to the U.S.

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THREAT ASSESSMENTS

The foundation of all counterintelligence work is the study of foreign intelligence entities -- to understand their behavior—how they define and carry out their mission.  NCSC produces the National identification and Prioritization Assessment, which informs policy makers and senior officials on current and emerging foreign intelligence threats that could seriously damage U.S. national security.

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PERSONNEL SECURITY

NCSC supports effective and uniform policies & procedures for conducting investigations and adjudicating eligibility for access to classified information or to hold a sensitive position.

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INSIDER THREAT

NCSC helps the Executive Branch build programs that deter, detect, and mitigate actions by insiders who may represent a threat to national security.

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DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Damage assessments are conducted or coordinated by NCSC to evaluate actual or potential damage to national security from the unauthorized disclosure or compromise of classified information.

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INFORMATION SHARING AND AUDIT DATA

Information collected and analysis produced by the IC are "national assets."  NCSC works with the IC Chief Information Officer to develop and implement information sharing standards.

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PHYSICAL SECURITY

NCSC works with the Department of State to protect classified national security information and to perform other security-related functions affecting U.S. diplomatic and consular facilities abroad.

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SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

NCSC aids partners in assessing and mitigating attempts to compromise the global supply chains that provide mission-critical products, materials, and services to the U.S. Government.

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CYBER THREATS

NCSC works with the U.S. Government cyber community and the IC, to provide the CI and security perspective on foreign intelligence and other threat actors’ cyber capabilities.

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NATIONAL AND INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

NCSC is transforming its workforce and capabilities through strategic hiring and implementation of its professional development strategy.  Through these efforts, NCSC will retain current talent and acquire new skills necessary to lead the nation's counterintelligence and security efforts to counter the foreign intelligence threat.  NCSC has rotational opportunities for current federal civilian personnel that are interested in working in our dynamic and diverse organization.

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ADVOCATING FOR CI AND SECURITY RESOURCES

NCSC oversees the CI and security resources budgeted in the annual National Intelligence Program and advocates for implementation of other CI and security best practices through individual agency programs.

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NCSC Careers

NCSC is transforming its workforce and capabilities through strategic hiring and implementation of its professional development strategy. Through these efforts, NCSC will retain current talent and acquire new skills necessary to lead the nation's counterintelligence and security efforts to counter the foreign intelligence threat. NCSC has rotational opportunities for current federal civilian personnel that are interested in working in our dynamic and diverse organization.

 

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