PENSACOLA, Fla (NNS) -- A new application for mobile devices to complete required Navy General Military Training (GMT) on Operations Security (OPSEC) is available as of Dec. 3.
Designed to provide Sailors anytime, anywhere access to training and resources about Naval OPSEC, the app includes policies, references, training aides and courses into one easy application.
"We are continuing to build more mobile applications for our Sailors which will give them more opportunities and resources as we integrate new technology," said Rear Adm. Mike White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command. "The young men and women joining our services have been raised in a new area of information management. We want them to have the tools needed to succeed in the future."
The OPSEC app is all in one reference and is targeted for active duty and reserve service members who are filling an assigned duty or needing information on OPSEC. The "Uncle Sam's OPSEC" (USOPSEC) GMT is an FY16 requirement for all Sailors. It is a 14 section GMT video-based course designed to educate service members and their families on the vulnerabilities and risk associated with sharing too much information, particularly on social media and via mobile devices.
The OPSEC app is a bring-your-own device (BYOB) tool designed to work on personal devices outside of the NMCI domain. Users can download the OPSEC app from the App store and Google Play Store at no cost.
The GMT can be located at the training icon, under computer based training. Service members can provide the app their Department of Defense identification number from their CAC card and the app will send a completion certification to the Sailor's Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). The user will then be able to e-mail the certificate to their supervisor as verification of completion. Completions should be visible in the EJT after two working days.
The U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) produced the app and Tracen Technologies Inc., a company that specializes in integrated mobile and web solutions, was the software developer.
To find the free Navy OPSEC app, search "Naval OPSEC" in the app stores or your web browser.
For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command visit the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil
For more information from Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/FCCC10F/ , www.fcc.navy.mil, or www.nioc.norfolk.navy.mil.
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