Counterintelligence (CI) is the act of preventing hostile or enemy intelligence organizations from successfully gathering and collecting intelligence against the Nation, DoD and acquisition programs or systems. Acquisition programs have critical items that are vulnerable to attack and unauthorized disclosure. It is the role of the Program Manager (PM), System Security Engineer (SSE), security officers and program personnel to protect these critical items from being compromised. CI activities on a program usually require analyzing critical items on every program.  This analysis produces:

The purpose of pre-acquisition protection is to prevent unauthorized disclosure of DoD Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) information. Counterintelligence and security specialists provide a wide range of services to ensure personnel assigned to RDT&E sites are aware of threats from foreign intelligence services, other foreign interests, or anyone involved in unauthorized acquisition of DoD information. [1]

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Updated: 8/9/2017

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