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Related Programs

The Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Policy) is the Department of the Navy (DON) Security Executive and has the additional responsibility for aligning security-related policy as it relates to the below security areas, including personnel reliability program (PRP), where appropriate.

  • Mission Assurance: A process to protect or ensure the continued function and resilience of capabilities and assets - including personnel, equipment, facilities, networks, information and information systems, infrastructure, and supply chains - critical to the performance of DoD Mission-Essential Functions in any operating environment or condition.

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: A multi-disciplinary security practice relating to the reduction of the overall risk to Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Assets, systems, networks, functions, or their interconnecting links, that includes actions to deter the threat, mitigate vulnerabilities, or minimize the consequences associated with a terrorist attack or other man-made or natural hazard.

  • Antiterrorism: Defensive measures used to reduce the vulnerability of individuals and property to terrorist acts, to include limited response and containment by local military and civilian forces. Antiterrorism measures are taken to detect, deter, defend, and mitigate acts of terror.

  • Force Protection: Security programs designed to protect Service members, civilian employees, family member, facilities, information, and equipment in all locations and situations, accomplished through the planned and integrated application of combating terrorism, physical security, operations security, personal protective services, and supported by intelligence, counterintelligence, and security programs.

  • Chemical-Biological Security: The application of physical security, select agent accountability, and personal reliability in an effort to prevent unauthorized access to select chemical-biological agents and toxins.

  • Identity Operations:  The synchronized application of biometrics, forensics, and identity management capabilitites that enable the DoN to establish the identity, affiliations and authorizations of an individual, deny anonymity to the adversary, and protect our assets, facilities, and forces.

Policy and oversight responsibilities for chemical and biological security matters, including personnel reliability program matters, were realigned from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)) in June 2012. Department of Defense (DoD) guidance regarding chemical and biological security can be found in DoDI 5210.65, DoDD 5210.88, and DoDI 5210.89. DON guidance regarding chemical and biological security can be found in OPNAVINST 5530.16A. The DON does not currently have a chemical security program. However, as with all above security areas, the DUSN PPOI Security Directorate is in the process of evaluating the pertinent DoD directives and instructions and coordinating with the appropriate DoD offices to assess DON directive requirements.