NNS to Undergo Security Review in January

Published November 9, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding has been formally notified by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) that the company will undergo a security review during the week of Jan. 23-27. This security review will assess the effectiveness of NNS’ overall security posture of our industrial security programs to validate compliance with the 32 Code of Federal Regulation Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).

This security review will focus on all security-related matters and capabilities – including physical security, personnel security, industrial security, information protection/security, operations security, foreign business, cybersecurity and need-to-know. While all areas of NNS are subject to review, the areas selected for assessment will primarily focus on classified holdings and computer systems. The DCSA security review can tour facilities during first, second and third shifts.

To be better prepared and informed, shipbuilders are encouraged to review the Security News Flash announcing the security review.

The DCSA Security Review Team may select anyone (cleared or uncleared) for an interview. Employees should limit their responses to what is requested only and answer each question fully.

Remember to always be polite, professional and fully cooperative with DCSA representatives. With the help and engagement of shipbuilders, NNS can demonstrate its full security competencies, capabilities and compliance, and in turn match its 2016 superior rating every time.