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DLA Land and Maritime
ATTN: DLA Intelligence Operations Security (OPSEC)
P.O. Box 3990
Columbus, OH 43218-3990

DLA Land and Maritime OPSEC program

What is OPSEC?

Operations Security (OPSEC) is a process that safeguards sensitive unclassified information. It allows us to identify our critical information, determine if this information if obtained by adversaries could be interpreted to be useful to them, and if so then executes measures that eliminate or reduce the capability of the adversary’s ability to utilize said information.

Bottom Line Up Front: By not protecting sensitive unclassified information we put ourselves and the mission at risk of failure and could possibly cost the warfighters their lives!

The OPSEC program at DLA Land Maritime is a continuous awareness campaign aimed at educating employees on the importance of protecting sensitive unclassified information so it doesn’t fall into the hands of our adversaries. Some of the tools at our disposal are briefings (i.e. Directors Calls and New Employee Orientations), the OPSEC booth or just venturing out into the work spaces to interact with employees regarding the use of good security practices.

Utilizing the information provided in these tools will help us in preventing our adversaries from collecting information that could give them the opportunity to exploit our capabilities, intentions, deficiencies and planned operations.

We stand ready to assist in any way possible to help protect our information to ensure mission success!

OPSEC News

OPSEC: Your focused, compliant practice helps keep our service members safe
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Esquibel scans a road for simulated enemies during an evaluation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020.
Aug. 26, 2020 - Operations Security is a process that safeguards sensitive information. It enables Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and other Department of Defense organizations to identify and protect classified and unclassified critical information and execute measures to eliminate or reduce our adversaries' ability to use the information obtained. OPSEC challenges us to look at ourselves through the eyes of an adversary and deny the adversary the ability to act.

December to bring building access changes
Starting Dec. 1, Defense Supply Center Columbus will move to a one-card-only system for building and room access in response to Defense Department directives. Building-specific LENEL badges will be deactivated and employees must begin using their Common Access Card for access.
Nov. 27, 2019 - On Dec. 1, the Defense Supply Center Columbus will change the way individuals will access buildings. In keeping with Department of Defense directives to move to one card for access, DSCC Security and Emergency Services will be deactivating the LENEL building badges currently being used for building access. After this date, DSCC personnel will use their Common Access Card for building or room access.

DSCC talks trash
Nicole Goicochea, lead environmental protection specialist at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, spoke with seven preschool and prekindergarten classrooms about the environment April 15. The discussion focused on landfills and why it’s important to reduce the amount of refuse generated.
Aug. 6, 2019 - DSCC Environmental Division is focused on reducing solid waste diversion for the installation. The installation minimizes solid waste generation through source reduction, recycling, reuse or composting. The Environmental Division has made it easy for associates to participate in assist in meeting its goals and help the environment while also providing tips for continued efforts at home.

Mobile devices and OPSEC
Mobile devices are being introduced into the Department of Defense at an astonishing rate. The Defense Logistics Agency defines mobile devices as a wireless-enabled portable device. These include but are not limited to iPhones, iPads and tablets.  This fast paced integration has caused a paradigm shift to occur within DOD and DLA. Our adversaries target these types of devices because they can process information with the same capabilities as a computer. To combat this, DLA has established policy with the issuance of DLAI 8130.01 Mobile Device Management. The policy covers DLA military, civilian and contractor personnel.
April 16, 2019 - Mobile devices are being introduced into the Department of Defense at an astonishing rate. The Defense Logistics Agency defines mobile devices as a wireless-enabled portable device. These include but are not limited to iPhones, iPads and tablets.

OPSEC Factoids
March 23, 2018 - Operations security (OPSEC) is a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by enemy intelligence, determines if information obtained by adversaries could be interpreted to be useful to them, and then executes selected measures that eliminate or reduce adversary exploitation of friendly critical information.