Original Date: 08/20/2001
Revision Date: 12/14/2006
Information : Managing a Secure Area
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems revised its security process to protect all classified material at its facility. A key issue of the process is ensuring that secure data is not compromised nor creates interference with program operations.
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems’ (NE&SS-SS’) security process has been an evolution of practices to limit security violations; ensure proper identification of program materials; identify a common repository for program materials; increase security-related communications; and improve overall security knowledge of the workforce within a classified environment. A key issue of the process is ensuring that secure data is not compromised nor creates interference with program operations.
Past issues have been rectified by the company through the implementation of new endeavors. Co-located Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) are now assigned to all program teams and closed areas. These individuals, depending on the breadth of the program area, spend 10% to 50% of their time working security matters. The remainder of their time is devoted to working a particular portion of the program. Other endeavors of the security process include random self-audits by ISSOs; annual security audits by Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS; maintenance practices to keep employees up-to-date on the latest security issues, requirements, and procedures; and monthly meetings and question/answer sessions to highlight best practices, changes, and issues.
Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS’ revised security process maintains compliance with program security requirements to ensure that secure data is not compromised nor creates interference with program operations. The integration of network and security personnel with the program team offers easy access for timely issue resolution and administrative support. In May 2001, Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS received an overall security rating of excellent from a Defense Security Service audit.
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