Technology Collection Trends in the U.S. Defense Industry
DEFENSE SECURITY SERVICE ALEXANDRIA VA COUNTERINTELLIGENCE OFFICE
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The Defense Security Service DSS is responsible for assisting the U.S. cleared defense industry in identifying and reporting foreign contacts and collection attempts, as outlined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual NISPOM. The DSS annual publication, Technology Collection Trends in U.S. Defense Industry, has its foundations in the Suspicious Contact Reports received from the cleared defense industry. This publication identifies foreign collection trends directed at U.S. defense industry so that U.S. technologies and classified information may be better protected. The research, analyses, and assessments in this document are directed to security officials, cleared defense contractors, intelligence professionals, and Department of Defense policymakers and decisionmakers. This document identifies the most frequently targeted U.S. technologies, the preferred collection methods, entities attempting the collection, and the regions where collection originates. Our goal is to provide the defense industrial community with technology collection trends to enhance threat awareness and to protect U.S. technology from foreign entities. In order to accomplish this goal, cleared defense contractors are charged with submitting certain reports in accordance with the NISPOM. DSS strongly encourages all Facility Security Officers to conduct Security Education, Training and Awareness SETA at their facilities. Increased SETA results in more reporting and identification of threats both within and beyond the industrial base. Timely submission of Suspicious Contact Reports to DSS field offices is critical to an effective Industrial Security Program.
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