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Email: opsec@navy.mil
Phone: 757-203-3656

The Naval OPSEC Support Team (NOST)

Established in 2006 per a Department of Defense directive, the NOST is the Navy's OPSEC support capability charged with providing training, program development, planning and assessment, and operational support as required or directed. The team serves as advisors to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN), as well as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) on all issues related to OPSEC and support to the fleet. 

OPSEC COURSE
The Navy OPSEC Course certifies OPSEC officers and program managers. Courses are taught by certified instructors from Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California, and hosted world-wide in several fleet-concentrated areas. 

  • Day 1: includes an introduction to OPSEC, theory and overview, identification of threat and critical information, analyzing vulnerabilities, assessing risk and applying countermeasures. 

  • Day 2: includes operational exercises, standing up a program, conducting assessments, information operations integration, and OPSEC within social media. 

To register for a course on the East Coast or in Europe, please email opsec@navy.mil; to register for a course on the West Coast, Hawaii or in the Far East, please 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, please email opsec@navy.mil with proposed dates, location, justification and estimated cost for the traveler. 

OCTOBER
6-7 Oct 2020                EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA
20-21 Oct 2020           Camp Lejeune, NC

NOVEMBER
4-5 Nov 2020               Naval Support Activity, Annapolis, MD
17-18 Nov 2020            Naval Station, Mayport, FL

DECEMBER
1-2 Dec 2020                EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA
16-17 Dec 2020            Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CT

JANUARY
26-27 Jan 2021             EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA

FEBRUARY
2-3 Feb 2021                 Naval Base, Gulfport, MS
17-18 Feb 2021             EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA

MARCH
2-3 Mar 2021                EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA
3-4 Mar 2021                Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CT
9-10 Mar 2021              Marine Corps Base, Albany, GA

APRIL
6-7 Apr 2021                 Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA
13-14 Apr 2021             EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA
28-29 Apr 2021            Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CT

MAY
4-5 May 2021              EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA
11-12 May 2021           Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, PA

JUNE
15-16 Jun 2021            EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA
30 Jun - 01 Jul 2021     Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CT

JULY
13-14 Jul 2021             EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA

AUGUST
17-18 Aug 2021           EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA
25-26 Aug 2021           Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CT

SEPTEMBER
14-15 Sep 2021           EWTG LANT Norfolk, VA

 

JUNE
2-3 Jun 2021                Naples, Italy

OCTOBER
14-15 Oct 2020           Naval Support Activity, Bahrain


 

OCTOBER
6-7 Oct 2020              IWTG, San Diego, CA                 

DECEMBER
1-2 Dec 2020              IWTG, San Diego, CA                           

JANUARY
12-13 Jan 2021           Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA

FEBRUARY
2-3 Feb 2021               IWTG, San Diego, CA

APRIL
6-7 Apr 2021               IWTG, San Diego, CA

JUNE
1-2 Jun 2021                IWTG, San Diego, CA
7-8 Jun 2021                Naval Region Northwest, Whidbey Island, WA                          
10-11 Jun 2021            Naval Region Northwest, Naval Base Kitsap, WA

AUGUST
3-4 Aug 2021               IWTG, San Diego, CA

FEBRUARY
9-10 Feb 2021             Training Support Detachment, Pearl Harbor, HI


 

NOVEMBER
10-11 Nov 2020           Training Support Detachment, Sasebo, Japan                      

MARCH
2-3 Mar 2021               Training Support Detachment, Yokosuka, Japan
23-24 Mar 2021          Naval Base, Busan, South Korea 

JULY
13-14 Jul 2021             Training Support Detachment, Yokosuka, Japan

SEPTEMBER
14-15 Sep 2021           Okinawa, Japan

  Look, Listen, Learn
OPSEC poster Loose Tweets Sink Fleets. Created for the USS Makin Island OPSEC graphic contest.

Loose Tweets, Sink Fleets

OPSEC graphic created for the USS Makin Island OPSEC graphic contest.

Underway OPSEC

161103-D-UU395-002 FORT MEADE, Md. (Nov. 10, 2016) Keep your passwords complex, change them often, do not let any two accounts have the same password, and never share your passwords with anyone! Navy.mil/OPSEC (Dept. of Defense graphic by Nathan Quinn/Released)

Keep Passwords Complex

161103-D-UU395-001 FORT MEADE, Md. (Nov. 10, 2016) Continue to use strong passwords and change often; protect your personal and private information - in every communications medium. Don't make yourself an easy target. Navy.mil/OPSEC (Dept. of Defense graphic by Nathan Quinn/Released)

Use Strong Passwords

161103-D-UU395-004 
FORT MEADE, Md. (Nov. 10, 2016) Complex passwords are a good countermeasure to hacking, but one complex password for 7 accounts is just one complex vulnerability. Protect yourself with unique passwords for each
account. (Dept. of Defense graphic by Nathan Quinn/Released)

Use Unique Passwords

161103-D-UU395-003 FORT MEADE, Md. (Nov. 10, 2016) Simple or common passwords will make your accounts vulnerable. Keep your password complex and change them often. (Dept. of Defense graphic by Nathan Quinn/Released)

Don't Be Vulnerable!

151029-N-RT381-001 WASHINGTON (Oct. 29, 2015) A U.S. Navy infographic with advice on how to protect yourself against cyber threats online. (U.S. Navy graphic by Austin Rooney/Released)

The Cyber Threat is Real

 
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