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Date: March 28, 2003
OPM's Investigations Service (now the Center for Investigations Services [CIS]) presented its 6th annual Security Professionals" Seminar, and Security Managers' Update, November 4 and 5, 2002.More than 400 Executives, Managers, and Professional Staff, representing 78 security, investigations, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies and components, participated in this two-day event.
Highlights from Day One of the Seminar included these presentations:
Ben Bell, Deputy Director of the Department of Justice's Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, explained the mission, as well as some of the methods and achievements, of the Task Force.He outlined some of the major obstacles and frustrations to successful terrorist identification and tracking, and he profiled some of the Task Force's successes.
Thomas Mauriello, Director of DoD's Interagency Operations Security Support Staff, condensed a 4-hour presentation relating to the importance of effective communication into a concentrated 1-hour session for this professional audience.He focused on oral, rather than written, communication between security professionals.
Robert "Bucky" George, from the National Security Agency's Office of Personnel Security, explained the criticality of certain areas of financial reports that are easily overlooked or undervalued during the adjudication process.
John Jester, Chief of DoD's Defense Protective Service, walked the Seminar through the events of 9/11/01 at the Pentagon, and the lessons learned from that catastrophe.He explained the complexities and uncertainties of developing emergency preparedness plans, especially regarding the need to accommodate unanticipated circumstances.
Christopher Clapper, Special Agent with the US Secret Service, liaison to the Federal Trade Commission, enlightened the audience with his explanations of the simplicity and scope of identity theft, as well as its implications in national security concerns.
Kathy Dillaman, Acting Associate Directorfor Investigations
2002 OPM Guardian Award
Q & A from SPS-2002 Workshops
Inquiries: OPM-CIS, Customer Service Group (DC-202-606-1042) & (FIPC-724-794-5612)
Code: 736, Investigations
Letter expires: November 2003
 The SF 86 is completed by persons performing, or seeking to perform, national security duties for the Federal Government.This information collection is used by the Office of Personnel Management and other Federal agencies to initiate the background investigation required to determine placement in national security positions.This is done in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2165, 22 U.S.C. 2585, E.O. 10450, Security Requirements for Government Employment, issued April 27, 1953, and E.O. 12968, Access to Classified Information, issued August 2, 1995.