Operations Security

Operations Security

Operations Security


NCSC executes the roles and responsibilities of the National Operations Security (OPSEC) Program Office, as described in National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM)-28 and will support department and agency implementation of OPSEC programs. NCSC/ETD will provide additional guidance, work with all Executive Branch departments and agencies to develop their programs, and will provide program development, training, and awareness materials.


As set forth in NSPM-28, the National Operations Security Program (NOP) supports the establishment, implementation, and standardization of stakeholder OPSEC programs across the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government (USG) and, as appropriate, beyond to trusted partners.


NSPM-28 requires all Executive Branch departments and agencies to implement OPSEC capabilities that identify and protect their most critical assets, identify and mitigate vulnerabilities, consider foreign adversarial threats in their organization’s risk management activities, and apply sufficient threat mitigation practices to counter the threat. NOP requirements are set forth in NSPM-28.


NOP Authorities & Policies

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OPSEC Training

OPSEC Resources & Templates

OPSEC Posters