DenMar, as a Government service contractor, has an obligation to all of our customers and the nation as a whole to be ever vigilant with any information or data that we come in contact with on our Government service contracts. We must be ever aware that we may be contacted via a number of different ways…e-mail, letters, telephone calls, faxes, social media, casual conversations during or after work, etc. We must also be alert and always cognizant of what is going on around us to ensure we safeguard our actions and words as well as actions of fellow co-workers and others we may come in contact with.
It is a sad reality, but the United States has been betrayed by people holding positions of trust. Arguably, “insiders” have caused more damage than trained, foreign professional intelligence officers working on behalf of their respective governments. Not every suspicious circumstance or behavior represents a spy in our midst, but every situation needs to be examined to determine whether our nation’s secrets are at risks.
Insider threats are acts of commission or omission by an insider who intentionally or unintentionally compromises or potentially compromises DoD’s ability to accomplish its mission. These acts include, but are not limited to, espionage, unauthorized disclosure of information, and any other activity resulting in the loss or degradation of departmental resources or capabilities.
YOU and your colleagues are the first line of defense against espionage. Help protect our national security by reporting any suspicious behavior that may be related to a potential compromise of classified information.
Be aware of the actions of those around you and report suspicious behaviors.
Foreign travel increases the risk of foreign intelligence targeting. You can be the target of a foreign intelligence or security services at any time and any place; however, the possibility of becoming the target of foreign intelligence activities is greater when you travel overseas.