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U.S. Navy OPSEC
U.S. Navy's OPSEC Support Team (NOST) official website
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The Naval OPSEC Support Team (NOST)

The Naval OPSEC Support Team was established in 2005 as the Navy’s OPSEC support capability, tasked with providing program development, planning, training, assessments and surveys, and operational support throughout the service.  The team accomplishes its mission through certification training and supporting U.S Naval and Joint Forces worldwide via the OPSEC program manager course, a one-stop-shop website, and reach-back support email addresses at navy_opsec@us.navy.mil and opsec@navy.smil.mil.

OPSEC COURSE
The Navy OPSEC Course certifies OPSEC officers, program managers, and also meets public affairs and social media account manager training requirements stated in DoDI 5400.17.
 
Courses are presented in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California, and via mobile training teams world-wide in several fleet-concentrated areas.

  • Day 1: includes an introduction to OPSEC, theory and overview, identification of critical information, threat and vulnerability analysis, risk assessment and application of measures and countermeasures. 

  • Day 2: includes an operational exercises, program management, conducting assessments, information operations integration, social media, and publicly available information.  

To register for a course on the East Coast, Europe or in Middle East, email navy_opsec@us.navy.mil; to register for a course on the West Coast, Hawaii or in the Far East, email IWTG_SDNI_QUOTAS@navy.mil. Provide full name, command and DoDID number when registering; a welcome letter will be included in the response. 

To request an unscheduled or ad hoc course, email navy_opsec@us.navy.mil with proposed dates, location, justification and estimated cost for the traveler. 

Navy OPSEC Course schedule

OCTOBER 2022
04 – 05 Oct 22                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
04 – 05 Oct 22                 NIWTG San Diego
17 – 19 Oct 22                 SOAC (Closed)
18 – 19 Oct 22                 MCB LeJeune, NC
18 – 19 Oct 22                 Port Hueneme, CA
25 – 26 Oct 22                 NSA Annapolis, MD
 
NOVEMBER 2022
01 – 02 Nov 22                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
15 – 16 Nov 22                 Pearl Harbor, HI
17 – 18 Nov 22                 NS Mayport, FL
 
DECEMBER 2022
06 – 07 Dec 22                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
06 – 07 Dec 22                 NIWTG San Diego
12 – 14 Dec 22                 SOAC (Closed)
 
JANUARY 2023
18 – 19 Jan 23                  EWTG LANT Norfolk
24 – 25 Jan 23                  NCBC Gulfport, MS
26 – 27 Jan 23                  Pensacola, FL
 
FEBRUARY 2023
07 – 08 Feb 23                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
07 – 08 Feb 23                 NIWTG San Diego
14 – 15 Feb 23                 Rota, SP
27 Feb – 01 Mar 23          SOAC (Closed)
 
MARCH 2023
07 – 08 Mar 23                NSA Bahrain
14 – 15 Mar 23                SASEBO, Japan
14 – 15 Mar 23                Mechanicsburg, PA
 
APRIL 2023
04 – 05 Apr 23                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
04 – 05 Apr 23                 NIWTG San Diego
24 – 26 Apr 23                 SOAC (Closed)
 
MAY 2023
02 – 03 May 23                EWTG LANT Norfolk
09 – 10 May 23                Pearl Harbor, HI
18 – 19 May 23                NS Mayport, FL
 
JUNE 2023
06 – 07 Jun 23                  EWTG LANT Norfolk
06 – 07 Jun 23                  NIWTG San Diego
13 – 14 Jun 23                  Navy Region Northwest
26 – 28 Jun 23                  SOAC (Closed)
27 – 28 Jun 23                  Naval Base Guam
 
JULY 2023
11 – 12 Jul 23                   EWTG LANT Norfolk
18 – 19 Jul 23                   MCB Quantico, VA
18 – 19 Jul 23                   Naval Post Graduate School 
25 – 26 Jul 23                   Groton, CT
 
AUGUST 2023
08 – 09 Aug 23                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
08 – 09 Aug 23                 NIWTG San Diego
21 – 23 Aug 23                 SOAC (Closed)
 
SEPTEMBER 2023
12 – 13 Sep 23                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
19 – 20 Sep 23                 Okinawa, Japan
26 – 27 Sep 23                 Yokosuka, Japan 

 

 

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