This course meets all the requirements set forth as minimum standards for the Insider Threat Program established by the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), specifically to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security. All employees attending the training are provided access to SpyPedia for one year and will receive a weekly summary of insider threat issues.Learn more.
New: Strategic Assessment Briefings for Executives
On 13 February, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned hours after it emerged that the Department of Justice had warned the White House, in late January, that Flynn could be subject to Russian blackmail. It also emerged that General Flynn had misled Vice President-Elect Mike Pence concerning his December 2016 conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kisylak in which General Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions that then-President Obama was imposing on Russia. This conversation was in violation of the 1799 Logan Act which bars private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Vice President-Elect Pence then repeated this misinformation in television appearances. Retired Army Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg was appointed as the acting National Security Advisor.
2000: Mariano FAGET, a senior INS official, denies he is a spy for Cuban intelligence. He had access to classified and sensitive files detailing confidential law enforcement sources and Cuban defectors. Faget was convicted of espionage in 2001.
"Chelsea Manning is somebody who went through the military criminal justice process, was exposed to due process, was found guilty, was sentenced for her crimes, and she acknowledged wrongdoing. Mr. Snowden fled into the arms of an adversary, and has sought refuge in a country that most recently made a concerted effort to undermine confidence in our democracy." - Obama Administration White House Spokesman Joshua Earnest, 13 January 2017.