Acquisition Systems Protection

The safeguarding of defense systems anywhere in the acquisition process as defined in Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 5000.1, “The Defense Acquisition System,” the defense technologies being developed that could lead to weapon or defense systems and defense research data. Acquisition Systems Protection integrates all security disciplines, counterintelligence, and other defensive methods to deny foreign collection efforts and prevent unauthorized disclosure to deliver to our forces uncompromised combat effectiveness over the life expectancy of the system.