News | Sept. 23, 2021

Register now for the SEAD 3 Question and Answer Webinar

Register now, for the Security Executive Agent Directive 3, “Reporting Requirements for Personnel Who Access Classified Information or Those Who Hold a Sensitive Position,” Question and Answer Webinar.  DCSA Critical Technology Directorate will host a joint DCSA CTP and cleared industry panel to address industry questions associated with the implementation of SEAD 3 as outlined in Part 117 of Title 32 CFR, “the NISPOM Rule,” and the SEAD 3 Industrial Security Letter.  Cleared industry under DOD cognizance should email their questions to dcsa.quantico.dcsa-hq.mbx.policyhq@mail.mil.  Questions must be submitted by October 4, 2021, to allow time for coordination.  The webinar, as well as the questions and answers, will be recorded and posted to the DCSA NISPOM Rule webpage after the event.

Event:  Security Executive Agent Directive 3, “Reporting Requirements for Personnel Who Access Classified Information or Those Who Hold a Sensitive Position,” Question and Answer Webinar

Date:  October, 12, 2021

Time:  1-2 p.m. EDT

Registration Link: https://dcsa.acms.com/sead3webinar/event/registration.html

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