is a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by adversary intelligence systems, 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.
Discuss the five step planning process
Identification of Critical Information
Analysis of Threats
Analysis of Vulnerabilities
Assessment of Risks
Application of Appropriate Countermeasures.
Discuss the responsibilities of the command OPSEC Officer
Assumes responsibility of supervision all command OPSEC operations.
Define the following terms:
b. Critical Information
Essential Elements of Friendly Information
and Critical Information: Basic to the OPSEC process is determining what information, if available to one or more adversaries, would harm an organization's ability to effectively carry out the operation or activity. This critical information constitutes the "core secrets" of the organization, i.e., the few nuggets of information that are central to the organization's mission or the specific activity. Critical information usually is, or should be, classified or least protected as sensitive unclassified information.