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Defense Security Service Information Session

Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm



You are cordially invited to an information session with the 

Defense Security Service (DSS) 

Thursday, November 5, 2015 
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


This event is sponsored by IWP Career Services.

Defense Security Service 380x204The Defense Security Service (DSS) will be conducting a information session at The Institute of World Politics. The Defense Security Service has a number of intelligence, counterintelligence and security related career tracks. To learn more about this essential component of the Department of Defense come meet and speak with a DSS representative at IWP.

The Defense Security Service (DSS) is an agency of the Department of Defense (DoD) located in Quantico, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence provides authority, direction and control over DSS. DSS provides the military services, Defense Agencies, 30 federal agencies and approximately 13,500 cleared contractor facilities with security support services.

DSS contributes to national security by serving as an interface between the government and cleared industry. DSS administers and implements the defense portion of the National Industrial Security Program pursuant to Executive Order 12829. DSS Industrial Security personnel provide oversight and assistance to cleared contractor facilities and assist management and Facility Security Officers in ensuring the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information. DSS also facilitates classified shipments between the United States and foreign countries and implements foreign ownership, control and influence countermeasures.

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) is located in Linthicum, Md., and provides security education and training to DoD security professionals through formal classroom and distributed learning methodologies (i.e., computer-based, web-based and tele-training). To find out more about DSS go to: