The Naval Operations Security Support Team
The NOST’s mission is to provide OPSEC support to the Department of the Navy in order to improve the warfighting effectiveness of the fleet forces. As the OPSEC element for the DoN, the NOST guides, assists, and assesses OPSEC programs throughout the Navy and Marine Corps, and develops OPSEC doctrine, training, and awareness for the DoN. The NOST improves the OPSEC posture of our U.S. Naval Forces by educating and training our Sailors, Marines, civilians, and family members.
Operations Security (OPSEC) is a systematic method used to identify, control, and protect critical information and subsequently analyze friendly actions associated with military operations and other activities. Ultimately, OPSEC is protecting your information and activities from your adversaries.
The OPSEC Process
Information about friendly (U.S., allied, and/or coalition) activities, intentions, capabilities, or limitations an adversary seeks in order to gain a military, political, diplomatic, economic, or technological advantage. Simply put, any information that the “bad guy” wants and needs to do us harm or allows them to gain an advantage over us.
A person, or group of people, whose objective differs with the friendly objective.
A measure of the potential degree to which protected information is subject to loss through adversary exploitation. Basically, this is the likelihood your information will be collected and acted on.
A weakness that the adversary can exploit.
Anything that effectively negates or mitigates an adversary’s ability to exploit vulnerabilities.
OPSEC in the News
Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet and staff gathered to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fleet's founding during a ceremony at the 3rd Fleet headquarters building at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, March 15. Read More...
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano visited Recruit Training Command (RTC) March 14-16, to experience how recruits develop and test their warfighting skills before they reach the Fleet.Read More...
The Navy and Defense Logistics Agency hosted a public information workshop at Moanalua Middle School, in Honolulu.Read More...