FY 2012
for Contractors

What is OPSEC?

OPSEC is the process of analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to:

  • Identify those actions that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems.
  • Determine indicators hostile intelligence systems might obtain that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive Critical Information in time to be useful to adversaries.
  • Select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level the vulnerabilities of friendly actions to adversary exploitation.

OPSEC is an Operations Function

OPSEC Process

Continuous Cycle: Identification of Critical Information; Analysis of Threats; Analysis of Vulnerabilities; Assessment of Risk; Apply OPSEC Measures