FY 2012
for Contractors

OPSEC Misconceptions

OPSEC is not:

  • An Intelligence (G-2) function
  • How to mark, handle, store classified documents
  • How to handle computer hardware and software
  • How to classify or declassify information
  • How to transfer information from SIPR to NIPR
  • How to manage General Officer itineraries / travel
  • How to properly lock up your office at night
  • How to configure computer networks
  • How to conduct classified briefings in hotels

Not a valid excuse:

  • "But it's already out in open source, why can't I use it?"
  • "But I'm not over in Iraq or Afghanistan, why does it matter?"
  • "Why would anybody be interested in what I'm doing?"