Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

Education, Training, and Reference Materials

Security education plays a critical role in the effectiveness of an agency's information security program. The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) continues to explore ways to coordinate the dissemination of as many security education aids as possible and to develop them within the context of budgetary considerations.  Below are Security, Classification Management, CUI, Markings, and Industry training aids.

Marking CNSI Booklet revision 2014 Marking Classified National Security Information (Updated January 2014)

ISOO has issued a Marking Booklet to reflect updates in marking procedures for classified national security information resulting from the issuance of Executive Order 13526 and 32 CFR Parts 2001 and 2003.

Supplemental Training Aids on Classification Management and Marking Documents

  1. Basics of Classification Management
  2. Step 1-Portion Marking
  3. Step 2-Overall Classification
  4. Step 3-Classification Authority Block
  5. Basic Marking Requirements for E-mail
  6. Derived from-Multiple Sources
  7. Reasons and Exemptions

Outside Training (Offered by CDSE & NCSC)

Courses on security training, derivative classification, and other professional certifications.

1) Classification Management and the IC Marking System Training

Course offered by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) CAPCO division is pleased to announce this Web-based training (WBT).  It was prepared in collaboration with the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) and Intelligence Community (IC) elements. The course meets the minimum national training requirements for Derivative Classifiers established by E.O.13526, and the ISOO Implementing Directive.

For more information on taking the course: Office of the Director of National Intelligence NCSC

2) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)

Provides a center of excellence for security training, professionalization, education, certification, research, and multimedia for the security community.

For more information please visit: Center for Development of Security Excellence

ISOO Open House

On May 8, 2015 ISOO held an open house for agencies to learn about Information on (ISOO), its mission, and the current state of the Classified National Security Information Program, the National Industrial Security Program, and the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program. See below for the open house materials.

Open House Videos

  1. Morning Session
  2. National Institute of Standards Technology- special publication 800.171
  3. Panel Discussion and FAQ
  4. Derivative Classification Session

Open House & ISOO Panel

  1. Open House Brochure
  2. Open House Morning Session
  3. ISOO Panel Discussion

Classification Management

  1. Classification Management Overview
  2. Derivative Classification Overview
  3. Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel-Briefing
  4. Public Interest Declassification Board-Briefing

Controlled Unclassified Information

  1. Controlled Unclassified Information-Registry Information Sheet
  2. Controlled Unclassified Information-Registry Overview
  3. Protecting CUI Nonfederal Systems

Operations and Industrial Security

  1. Operations and Industrial Security Overview
  2. National Industrial Security Program
  3. Self Inspections and Reporting Briefing

National Industrial Security Program Information

ISOO has produced the following brochure on the "National Industrial Security Program, also known as NISP". It includes a brief discussion of the background and purpose of NISP and its four major tenets. NISP Brochure

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