The U.S. Department of Defense’s Center for Development of Security Excellence has developed a free, online course which covers the intelligence threats to U.S. technology and how U.S. industry, particularly DoD contractors, can thwart this threat. It is estimated to take 35-40 minutes to complete the course, which is available on the Web at https://cdsetrain.dtic.mil/thwarting/index.htm
Companies with facility security clearances can have their cleared employees complete this course as part of their security education program required by chapter 3 of the NISPOM. In particular, the course can help cleared contractors comply with the “threat awareness” clause 3-106(a) of the NISPOM. Though a cleared company’s security briefings may cover that topic, having employees complete this course in addition to standard security briefings can help a company’s chances of earning a higher than average rating in a Defense Security Service’s inspection of their security program.