Working in the Department of Defense (DoD) demands providing excellent results, utilizing strong securityÂ measures, delivered in a cost-effective way. The DoD has high standards for industry and the great majority ofÂ industry vendors take pride in exceeding requirements, especially when it comes to security awareness andÂ ethics. As a defense contractor, DoD principles, regulations, and best practices guide our security policy. In thisÂ white paper, we analyze how DoDâ€™s practice and approach to security awareness training and ethical decision-makingÂ helps to make the entire defense community safer.
Such an approach to security awareness and ethics doesnâ€™t just assist the DoD in achieving its mission, by anyÂ means. By using a high standard of training, the DoD helps to ensure that this level of commitment is reflectedÂ throughout the Federal Government. The Executive branch has recognized the need for standardized trainingÂ programs and standards by empowering the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to createÂ guiding documents, and these documents both influence and have been influenced by DoD training initiatives.Â This type of self-improving feedback loop adds to the overall level of ethical decision-making withinÂ Government, ultimately leading to a better governing and working environment for all Americans.