What Is OPSEC?

The OPSEC process is a formalized, tried and true, method for protecting your critical information. OPSEC professionals are folks from all walks of life who have become proficient at this process and then further enhance it with an artistic clarity that comes from years of experience. While you can write about the process, only experience makes you proficient.

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In accordance with the OPS By-Laws, the Nomination Committee is seeking nominations for eight (8) vacant or soon to be vacant Directors to serve on the OPS National Board of Directors. Four terms are two-year terms, and four terms are three-year terms. Those nominated must be OPS members in good standing.

Specifically, in order to fulfill its mission as stated (see: www.opsecsociety.org) OPS needs highly motivated OPSEC professionals that would like to bring their talents and experience to the OPS. We are seeking individuals that would be willing to become Directors first, but also need some of those Directors so serve as Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary). Preference will be given to personnel living or working in the Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. area. This will help OPS leverage its contacts within the Beltway area.

Send a nomination to include the name, title, email, phone number and a short 150-word biography of qualifications to communications@opsecsociety.org, with a copy to willpagan@hotmail.com no later than 15 March 2014.

The election is scheduled for May 2014

OPS is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Robert "Sam" Fisher Award for Excellence in OPSEC,  All U.S. military, civil service, and corporate OPSEC professionals, managers and specialists are eligible for this award (OPS Membership is not a condition.)   Nominations packages are due and must be received no later than March 1st, 2014.   See the attached document for nomination form and guidelines.  Do NOT submit any nominations containing Classified or Controlled Unclassified Information.   Email completed packages to Awards@opsecsociety.org  

Robert A. “Sam” Fisher Award for Excellence in OPSEC

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LTC John “Greg” Howe, OCP, US Army (Ret.)

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Email:  communications@opsecsociety.org

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The OPS Mission Statement

The mission of the Operations Security Professionals Society is to advance the interests of the United States and its allies by:

  • Promoting, within federal, state and municipal government agencies, academe, and private industry, as vital to national security interests, the development and nurturing of an Operations Security mindset and the practice of risk management based upon Operations Security principles;
  • Serving as a means of educating and informing the American people with regard to the role of Operations Security in maintaining a strong national defense.

The Operations Security Professionals Society will accomplish its mission by means of:

  • Establishing -and maintaining the integrity of- The Standards for Certification of Persons as Operations Security Professionals;
  • Certifying persons as Operations Security Professionals;
  • Expanding the body of knowledge upon which Operations Security practices are based;
  • Building and maintaining the organizational, financial, educational, training and other supporting infrastructure elements required to enable the Society to carry out the foregoing mission elements.


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