Course Summary
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1 week (40.5 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Security or Risk Management


The course objective is to provide an in-depth explanation of Special Access Program (SAP) security management with a focus on the students' ability to define how security enhancements, based on the threat and vulnerability to SAPs, are determined. Students are given scenarios to practice adjusting security countermeasures throughout the SAP lifecycle in response to the changing threat.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepare and/or present a select number of documents, plans, and guides required for DoD SAPs
  • Review, revise, or write security-related, supporting documentation such as treaty, physical security, and transportation plans
  • Define the security requirements and responsibilities for the protection of Department of Defense (DoD) Special Access Programs (SAPs) throughout the SAP lifecycle
  • Discuss the potential foreign intelligence threats to the continuation of the DoD SAP and assess a program's vulnerabilities and recommend appropriate countermeasures to diminish the threat
  • Identify activities, regulations, sources, and references that contribute to DoD SAP security management
  • Identify agencies and organizations that provide support to DoD SAPs
  • Use scenarios adjusting security countermeasures throughout the SAP life cycle in response to the changing threat

General Course Topics:

  • DSS support to SAPs
  • Stakeholders' hot topics
  • SAP overview
  • Security for SAP contracts
  • CI support for SAPs
  • Arms control (G-PE)
  • Personnel security (G-PE)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Guides and plans
  • Physical security (G-PE)
  • Transmission and movement (G-PE)
  • Security incident (G-PE)
  • Reviews and audits (G-PE)
  • Transmission and transportation presentation
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials