Traditionally, the acquisition process was said to be supported by three pillars: cost, schedule, and performance. We now recognize that these pillars must stand on a foundation of strong security to enable the development of uncompromised products and services critical to our nation's defense and economic well-being. We must prioritize and cultivate a culture of security by applying an intelligence-led, threat-driven, asset- focused mindset to critical technology protection. Just as security professionals must become knowledgeable and informed about the acquisition process, acquisition professionals will need to understand security fundamentals.
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) are partnering to provide needed training and resources to both acquisition professionals and security professionals. This toolkit contains many helpful resources including job aids, case studies, security shorts, videos, and elearning courses to assist acquisition professionals in expanding their understanding of security fundamentals.
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