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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 program management, conducting assessments, information operations integration, social media, and publicly available information and an operational exercise.
     

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

January 2024
09 - 10 Jan 24                    EWTG LANT Norfolk
23 - 24 Jan 24                    NCBC Gulfport, MS
25 - 26 Jan 24                    Pensacola, FL
 
February 2024

05 - 06 Feb 24                 EWTG LANT Norfolk 
06 - 07 Feb 24                     NIWTG San Diego
 
March 2024
05 - 06 Mar 24                   EWTG LANT Norfolk
12 - 13 Mar 24                    Sasebo, Japan
18 - 19 Mar 24                    NSA Bahrain
26 - 27 Mar 24                    PAX River, MD
 
April 2024
02 - 03 Apr 24                   EWTG LANT Norfolk
02 - 03 Apr 24                   NIWTG San Diego
 
May 2024
07 - 08 May 24                  EWTG LANT Norfolk
07 - 08 May 24                  Pearl Harbor, HI
13 - 14 May                         Naples, Italy
20 - 21 May 24                  NS Mayport, FL
 
June 2024
03 - 04 Jun 24                    NIWTG San Diego
04 - 05 Jun 24                    EWTG LANT Norfolk
11 - 12 Jun 24                     Navy Region Northwest
25 - 26 Jun 24                    Naval Base Guam
 
July 2024
08 - 09 Jul 24                     EWTG LANT Norfolk
16 - 17 Jul 23                       Naval Post Graduate School
23 - 24 Jul 24                      MCB Quantico, VA
30 - 31 Jul 24                      Groton, CT
 
August 2024
06 - 07 Aug 24                   EWTG LANT Norfolk
06 - 07 Aug 24                   NIWTG San Diego
 
September 2024
03 - 04 Sep 24                  EWTG LANT Norfolk
17 - 18 Sep 24                   Okinawa, Japan
24 - 25 Sep 24                  Yokosuka, Japan



Fleet OPSEC Planning Course (FOPC)
NOPC provides Maritime Component, Numbered Fleet and Task Force level planners with Operations Security planning methodologies, procedures and tools to effectively plan, integrate and synchronize OPSEC into fleet operations.  This is an advanced level planning course and graduation from the Navy OPSEC Course is a pre-requisite for attendance.
 
The three-day course will be held in conjunction with the two-day Navy OPSEC Course through Mobile Training Teams.  The course will be taught at the SECRET level.
 
For all FOPC enrollments email Navy_OPSEC@us.navy.mil reference FOPC in the subject line.  Provide full name, rank, command, and DoD ID number.  A welcome letter with course details will be sent to confirm quotas.
 
2024 Schedule
20 - 22 Mar 24                  NSA Bahrain
15 - 17 May 24                   Naples, Italy

05 - 07 Jun 24                   NIWTG San Diego
10 - 12 Jul 24                     Norfolk

 

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