WSS 005 Program Protection

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(Last Modified:07-Jan-2019)


This workshop is designed for acquisition personnel requiring intermediate level knowledge of program protection and system security engineering. Participants are expected to have background knowledge of the DoD’s systems engineering management processes, knowledge of the application of systems engineering to each acquisition phase, and knowledge of the acquisition system development life cycle (SDLC). This two to two and ½ day (tailorable) workshop will instruct students on PP and how to develop the elements included in a Program Protection Plan (PPP). Its 6 parts combine lectures with exercises, including a capstone exercise where the student will develop key PPP tables and sections for a hypothetical future DoD weapon system capability.
  • Develop key elements of a program protection analysis on an acquisition representative system
  • Summarize the fundamentals of Program Protection
  • Conduct Critical Program Information analysis on a DoD system in the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Conduct Critical Function/Critical Component analysis on a DoD system in the SDLC
  • Conduct information protection analysis on a DoD system in the SDLC
  • Explain the incorporation of PP analysis and other information to create the PPP IAW OSD guidance
  • Develop key tables and sections for a PPP
  • Target Attendees
    The acquisition workforce, including industry partners, who design, build, procure, maintain, and provision system security capabilities.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    2 to 2 1/2 days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code None
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
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    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Taught at the unclassified or classified levels.
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.
  • To inquire about or request this course for your organization, click the Apply for Course button in the upper right corner.
  • The CLPs will depend on the duration. Typically 6-7 times the number of days.
  • Individual scheduled for this workshop should have at least 2 years of systems planning, research, development, and engineering experience