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1 Annual Security Refresher Briefing

2 General Information Edmonds Enterprises Services (EES) and Logistics Applications Inc. (LAI) as Defense Contractors are required by the Defense Security Service (DSS), in accordance with our Security Agreement, to give security briefings to all personnel before allowing them access to classified information.

3 General Information con’t The goal of this briefing is to keep you informed of any changes to security procedures which have occurred in the past year and to meet the security education requirements imposed by the Defense Security Service. The information contained in this briefing is intended to serve as a reference tool for all employees..

4 SF-312, Non-Disclosure Agreement Following your initial DoD Indoctrination, you signed a Non- Disclosure Agreement, or NdA. The NdA is a lifelong contract between you and the U.S. Government. By signing the NdA you agreed to: Keep secret all classified material to which you have had access. An agreement to abide by the pre- publication review procedure.

5 Overview Of Security Classification System As outlined by the new Executive Order 12958, classified information is official government information that has been determined to require protection in the interest of national security. Classified information exists in many forms. It may be a piece of hardware, a photograph, a film, recording tapes, notes, a drawing, a document or spoken words. Material is classified by the originator and comes in industry via security classification guides. The degree of safeguarding required depends on the information's classification category. Three levels have been established based on the criticality of the information or material to national interests.

6 Security Classification System CONFIDENTIAL: Information or material whose unauthorized disclosure could be expected to cause damage to the national security. SECRET: Information or material whose unauthorized disclosure could be expected to cause serious damage to the national security. TOP SECRET: Information or material whose unauthorized disclosure could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.

7 Sensitive Material Employees are reminded that the protection of Proprietary and Sensitive materials are of the utmost importance. This data may only be disclosed to other EES and LAI employees who are directly involved with the subject matter, on a need-to-know basis, or if the disclosure serves some business purpose.

8 The need-to-know principle is the most important concept one needs to practice at all times when working with classified material. Some important points to remember about this principle are: Always confirm need-to-know prior to discussing classified information. Each individual, regardless of rank, position, or amount of clearances/accesses, only has a need-to- know for information pertinent to the performance of their specific task/project. Need-to-know is not the same as want-to- know. Need to Know

9 Never divulge classified information to anyone unless: You have officially verified that the recipient has been properly authorized by the U.S. Government to receive it; You have been given prior written notice of authorization from the U.S. Government, Department or Agency responsible for the classification of the information. If you are uncertain about the classification status of information, confirm with an authorized official that the information is unclassified before disclosure.

10 Threat Awareness and Defensive Security Be wary of glad-handing strangers who make an intensive effort at forming a friendship, and then slowly but surely begin to use that friendship to learn where one works, the nature of one's assignment, and with whom one works. A generous and inquisitive stranger could very well be the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing. Also, be wary of strangers who ask for information not related to their professed area of interest or do not seem to be particularly knowledgeable in their field.

11 Threat Awareness and Defensive Security The operative of a foreign intelligence service need not be a foreigner. A neighbor might be a foreign diplomat or a fellow American who has been recruited as an agent by a hostile service. If someone begins to inquire into aspects of your knowledge or activity which are classified or otherwise private, you certainly should stop to consider whether the inquiry is normal innocent curiosity, or whether it might be the beginning of an attempt to secure intelligence information for the benefit of another country.

12 Threat Awareness and Defensive Security Unclassified material may be just as valuable to a foreign intelligence service as classified material. A small bit of information could represent a very important piece in a much larger puzzle. Therefore, all data should be protected from the probing hands of foreign agents.

13 Security and the Internet Cleared employees are reminded that using the Internet to discuss any information resulting from work on a classified program is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. The NdA that was signed at the conclusion of your indoctrination prohibits you from discussing and/or publishing any information related to a classified program - and writing anything on the Internet can be considered publishing. You may read something on the Internet that is related to a program you have worked on, but you are NEITHER TO CONFIRM NOR DENY the validity of any of the information you read.

14 Employee Reporting Obligations And Requirements The National Industrial Security Program (NISP) is based to a large extent on individual trust and responsibility, and employee reporting requirements are a critical element in the program. Employee reporting requirements are designed to protect the employee and to counter any possible foreign intelligence threat. It is the employee's personal responsibility to understand and report the following conditions to the security office as circumstances warrant.

15 Employee Reporting Obligations and Requirements Suspicious Contacts - Any efforts, by an individual, regardless of nationality, to obtain illegal or unauthorized access to classified or sensitive unclassified information; - Any efforts, by an individual, regardless of nationality, to compromise a cleared employee; - Any contact by a cleared employee with a known or suspected intelligence officer from any country; - Any contact that suggests an employee may be the target of an attempted exploitation by the intelligence services of another country.

16 Employee Reporting Obligations and Requirements Adverse Information Regarding Other Cleared Employees - Arrest for any serious violation of the law; - Excessive use of alcohol or abuse of prescription drugs; - Any use of illegal drugs; - Bizarre or notoriously disgraceful conduct; - Sudden unexplained affluence; - Treatment of mental or emotional disorders. Loss or Compromise -Loss or suspected compromise of classified information, foreign or domestic. - Violations may include misplacing, losing, improperly storing, improperly transmitting, and leaving classified material unattended.

17 Employee Reporting Obligations and Requirements Changes in Personal Status - Change in name; - Termination of employment; - Change in marital status; - Change in citizenship; - Possibility of future access to classified information has been reasonably foreclosed; - New status as a Representative of a Foreign Interest (RFI) - Change in RFI status.

18 Employee Reporting Obligations And Requirements Other Reporting Requirements: - Acts of sabotage or possible sabotage; - Espionage or attempted espionage; - Subversive or suspicious activity; - Attempts to solicit classified information; - Unauthorized personal on company property; - Citizenship by naturalization; - Unwillingness to work on classified information; - Disclosure of classified information to an unauthorized person; - Any condition that would qualify as a security violation or which common sense would dictate as worth reporting.

19 Remember!! Before an employee makes the decision to disclose classified information he/she must: (1) consider the formula "authorized person equals clearance level plus need-to- know'; and (2) advise the recipient of the classification level.

20 A Final Word This Refresher Briefing serves as a general guide to assist you in recognizing classified materials as well as, your overall security responsibilities as a member of this organization. Specific programs may have additional regulations to follow. If you ever are in doubt as to how to work with a regulation or need some clarification, please remember to consult with the FSO. I’m not finished!!

21 Defense Security Service (DSS) website at EES/LAI Facility Security Officer, Jerome Smith at , ext 230 or For additional information on Industrial Security

22 Thank You Thank you for taking the LAI Online Training Click below to submit and record this session in the database


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