Preferences and Priorities for Professional Development in the Security Workforce: A Report of the Professional Development Survey
Technical rept. Apr 2003-Dec 2003
DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER MONTEREY CA
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The Professional Development Survey was designed by the Defense Personnel Security Research Center PERSEREC to assess the state of the security profession and to learn about practitioner views of the adequacy of professional training and need for professional development programs. This report is a follow-up to previous reports by the PERSEREC research team containing the views of headquarters-level security managers, policymakers, and human resource specialists. Information from previous reports was collected via interviews and focus groups from five sectors of the federal security workforce military departments, Defense agencies, intelligence community agencies, and non-DoD agencies. The Professional Development Survey reflects the views of DoD civilian employees of all levels, including individuals in the DoD intelligence community. Similar survey efforts in FY04 will focus on the non-DoD intelligence agencies and other federal departments that employ significant numbers of security professionals. Information obtained in previously conducted focus groups was used to assist the research team in selecting items for inclusion in the survey. Letters were sent to 9,000 security practitioners holding security-relevant Office of Personnel Management OPM occupational codes for civilian government employees e.g., code 18 10, general investigator requesting their participation in this research project. Participants completed and submitted the survey on the Joint Security Training Consortium JSTC Web site. Reminder letters were later sent to all those who did not initially complete the survey, resulting in the eventual participation of over 3,000 individuals.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations