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As Told To Thomas Langer   INTRODUCTION As we approach the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we thought a different and more far-reaching use of the SIMS Software Blog would be fitting. As shared with our contributor Tom Langer, we collected personal reflections on 9/11 from current and former leaders in the security profession. […]

Written by Thomas Langer   Once more, I was given the privilege to have a candid conversation with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and interview Assistant Director David Stapleton, who is responsible for the Critical Technology Protection (CTP) mission. You can read more about his impressive background and experience in his official biography […]

Written by Thomas Langer   In recognition of Insider Threat Awareness Month, we are pleased to have Charles S. Phalen Jr. join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the insider threat risk and the changes he has seen during his exemplary career in both the U.S. government and industry.  As many of you know, Mr. […]

Written by Thomas Langer   I recently had the chance to pose a few questions to the new Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Mr. William Lietzau *. Given the restrictions all of us face with the COVID-19 pandemic, this Q&A presented a great opportunity to get to know the Director and […]

Written by Thomas Langer   Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) in ISL 2016-02 dated May 21, 2016 and revised June 29, 2017, required cleared contractors to implement an Insider Threat Program (ITP) at their cleared sites, and presented a number of clarifications and changes in ISL around training, classified information systems, etc.  As 2019 […]

Written by Thomas Langer   With the launch of the new Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), the agency once known as Defense Security Service (DSS) is reimagined with a shift from its core industrial security mission and reacquisition of its previous mission of personnel vetting. These are exciting and challenging times for DCSA, and […]