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The OPSEC Awareness for Military Members, DOD Employees and Contractors GS130.16 is a web-based course aimed at educating members of the U.S. military, Department of Defense (DOD) civilian employees, contractors, and other government-affiliated personnel on Operations Security (OPSEC).

The course takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and focuses on defining OPSEC, identifying critical information, describing the OPSEC process, recognizing indicators that might lead adversaries to discover critical information, and applying countermeasures to protect this information.

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There are no clearance or attendance requirements, but to successfully complete the course, students must score at least 75 percent on the final knowledge check.

The course is part of the National Industrial Security Program and may be associated with professional development units. There are no prerequisites for taking the course.

OPSEC Awareness for Military Members, DOD Employees, and Contractors Answers

QuestionAnswer
An indicator is a comprehensive analysis of critical information by an adversary normally providing the whole picture of an agency’s capabilities.False
Which one would be considered critical information?Deployment dates and location
OPSEC is a five-step process to identify, control and protect critical information and analyze friendly actions and indicators that would allow adversaries or potential adversaries to identify and exploit vulnerabilities.True
In the following statement, identify if an adversary could use this information as an indicator to obtain critical information. (Select Yes or No).
A service member tells a family member about a sensitive training exercise. A family member’s post mentions details of the event on a social media site.
Yes
A threat is an adversary that has the + _ to take any actions detrimental to the success of DoD activities or operations.intent + capability
In the following statement, identify if an adversary could use this information as an indicator to obtain critical information. (Select Yes or No.).
A person leaving a facility and failing to remove their ID badge.
Yes
Critical unclassified information is sometimes revealed by publicly available information.True
Critical Information is __?All of the above
In the following statement, identify if an adversary could use the information as an indicator to obtain critical information:
Discussing sensitive information in public, in person, or on the telephone.
Yes
Which of the following are good OPSEC countermeasures? (Select all that apply):Be aware the photos you take with smartphones and load to the internet may have been geotagged.

Use social media with caution by limiting the amount of personal information.
OPSEC Cycle is a method to identify, control and protect critical information, and analyze friendly actions and indicators that would allow adversaries, or potential adversaries, to identify and exploit vulnerabilities and a cyclic assessment of effectiveness.True

Sources

  1. Center for Development of Security Excellence
  2. OPSEC

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