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  • from JP 3-54
    • OPSEC is a process of identifying critical information and subsequently analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to:
        a. Identify those actions that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems;
        b. Determine what indicators hostile intelligence systems might obtain that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries; and
        c. Select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level the vulnerabilities of friendly actions to adversary exploitation.

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  • Army OPSEC briefing slides

  • OPSEC Primer - "These pages were prepared by the SEC Security Office at Fort Monmouth, NJ with help from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the OPSEC awareness program, and is intended to serve as a basic introduction to OPSEC."
      includes the five-step OPSEC process
      • Identification of Critical Information
      • Analysis of Threats
      • Analysis of the Vulnerabilities
      • Assessment of Risks
      • Application of the Countermeasures

  • OPSEC experts admonish Internet chitchat, by Buffett, in Casemate, Nov 05

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