NISPOM Change 2 Deadline Approaching

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Defense published Change 2 to DoD 5220.22-M, “National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM). ”NISPOM Change 2 requires contractors to establish and maintain an insider threat program to detect, deter and mitigate insider threats.  Specifically, the program must gather, integrate, and report relevant and credible information covered by any of the 13 personnel security adjudicative guidelines that is indicative of a potential or actual insider threat to deter cleared employees from becoming insider threats; detect insiders who pose a risk to classified information; and mitigate the risk of an insider threat.  Contractors must have a written program plan in place to begin implementing insider threat requirements of Change 2 no later than November 30, 2016.

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