Thwarting the Enemy
Counterintelligence and Threat Awareness Information to the Defense Industrial Base

"Thwarting the Enemy: Providing Counterintelligence and Threat Awareness to the Defense Industrial Base," was developed for employees working at cleared defense contractor facilities. This eLearning training will allow employees to complete the training at any time to meet their annual Threat Awareness training requirement. The emphasis of the training is to make employees aware of potential threats directed against U.S. technology; it also explains common suspicious activities which they should be reporting to the Facility Security Officer (FSO) in compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), 32 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 117. FSOs are encouraged to use this Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Counterintelligence Office-sponsored training to meet the Security Training and Briefings requirement outlined in NISPOM, 32 CFR Part 117.

NOTE 1: If you are completing this course as a prerequisite for a CDSE instructor-led course or as part of a specific CDSE training curriculum, you must take the final exam in STEPP to receive credit for completion. The passing grade is (75%) for the examination. You may register for the exam via STEPP at

NOTE 2: A certificate is provided after this course is completed; however, there is no record maintained by CDSE. Students must print or save a local copy of the certificate as proof of course completion.

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