CDSE Introduces Course on 'Personnel Clearances In The NISP'


New Course Designed to Inform Contractors About Security Clearance Process

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) recently unveiled a two-hour web-based course designed to instruct contractors participating in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) on security clearance requirements.

According to a release from the Defense Security Service (DSS), in addition to demonstrating how personnel security requirements are put into effect by the Department of Defense, the course offers insight into the role of the Facility Security Officer (FSO) in ensuring such qualifications are met.

The major target audiences for the course are FSOs, but others that will reportedly find it of value include contractor personnel with security clearance, Department of Defense Industrial Security Specialists and DSS Industrial Security Representatives, the release noted.

The course is reportedly the last in a string of 10 in development as a replacement for the Essentials of Industrial Security Management (EISM) online class, according to the release.

Courses like these can provide valuable tools for professionals with security clearance who hold defense or intelligence jobs with defense contractors. Such clearance is also generally required for those with defense jobs within government agencies such as the Defense Security Service.