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White graduation cap icon ENG 260  Program Protection for Practitioners

Program Protection for Practitioners

This Online Training (OLT) course will provide program protection (PP) and System Security Engineering (SSE) training with an emphasis on exercises. The online exercises will help focus students on acquisition program scenarios to accomplish PP planning and SSE actions to support Critical Program Information (CPI) and Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN) analyses. Students will have to identify, prevent, and respond to PP and SSE challenges during the acquisition process during this course work. Students will learn how to identify CPI, mission critical functions and mission critical components. They will encounter system threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and test and evaluation. Students will also gain focus on how system engineering technical reviews (SETRs) can be used to assess CPI, TSN, countermeasures and security risks. Topics such as security specialties, cybersecurity, hardware assurance, software assurance, anti-tamper and others are presented.


See "Notes" section of this course's concept card for recommended prerequisites.



<li>Military officers 0-3 and above, civilians GS-12 and above, and industry equivalents
<li>This course has applicability to acquisition functional areas working Program Protection (PP); Program Management (PM), System Engineering (SE), System Security Engineering (SSE), Information Technology (IT), and Test & Evaluation (T&E)
<li>Primary attendees should be SSE IPT Leads, SEs, software assurance engineers, T&E personnel and anyone working PP or SSE during the acquisition process


Recommended Requirements:
  • ACQ 1010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
  • ACQ 160 Program Protection Planning Awareness
Additional Information:
  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).