Course Summary
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16 weeks (43 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Graduate 3 security studies


The course objective is to provide a safe environment where IS Reps who have reached the full performance level can engage in complex problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, and advanced communication in preparation for assuming a more senior role.

Learning Outcomes:

  • conduct a self-assessment of leadership and communication skills required to succeed as a Senior IS Rep
  • develop a plan for the identification and development of a solution to a real-world DCSA or industrial security problem
  • assess a complex, signatory Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) facility for compliance with mitigation
  • evaluate the implementation of international security requirements at complex facilities engaged in multiple contracts involving international transfers
  • compare and contrast the IS Rep's roles and responsibilities in overseeing programs that fall outside the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) to standard NISP oversight
  • justify, in written report and oral presentation, to senior-level DCSA leadership the solution developed to address a real-world DCSA or industrial security problem

General Course Topics:

  • Senior IS Rep roles and responsibilities
  • Oversight at signatory FOCI facilities
  • Oversight of multi-contract international transfers
  • Oversight beyond the NISP: Special Access Programs (SAP)
  • Cyber Command Readiness Inspection (CCRI)
  • Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E)
  • Capstone project
  • Facilitated workshops on briefings, communications, conflict resolution, and leadership
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials