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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO PS//
SUBJ/SEPTEMBER 2019 INSIDER THREAT AWARENESS MONTH//
POC/CHARLES/B/SILK/CIV/MARINE CORPS COUNTER-INSIDER THREAT PROGRAM MANAGER/DC PPO/PS/EMAIL/CHARLES.SILK@USMC.MIL OR CHARLES.B.SILK@NAVY.MIL/TEL: COMMERCIAL 703-601-0679//
NARR/REF A ESTABLISHED THE MARINE CORPS INSIDER THREAT PROGRAM AND INCLUDES GUIDANCE ON IDENTIFYING AND SHARING BEHAVIORS OF CONCERN. REF B DEFINES AND DIRECTS THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS AND TIMELINES TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AND THE REQUIRED CATEGORIES OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTING THAT MUST BE REPORTED.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To announce the Department of Defense (DoD) and Marine Corps observance of Insider Threat Awareness Month in September 2019.
2. Background. September is nationally recognized as Insider Threat Awareness Month and 2019 marks the inaugural DoD observance of Insider Threat Awareness.
3. Insider Threat Definition. Pursuant to Public Law 114-840, Section 951, insider threat is a “threat presented by a person who has, or once had, authorized access to information, a facility, a network, a person, or a resource of the Department; and wittingly, or unwittingly, commits an act in contravention of law or policy that resulted in, or might result in, harm through the loss or degradation of government or company information, resources, or capabilities; or a destructive act, which may include physical harm to another in the workplace.”
4. The Marine Corps Counter-Insider Threat Program is focused on detecting, deterring, and mitigating such threats, in part by emphasizing the relevance and role of commanders and equivalent civilian leaders in “taking care of their own” before critical issues arise in their actions. This approach supports the “Protect What You Have Earned” campaign.
5. During this heightened awareness month, commanders and equivalent civilian leaders are encouraged to:
5.1. Reinforce a security mindset and the responsibility and duty to report issues of concern.
5.2. Redouble their efforts toward fostering resilience among our Marines and civilians by setting the example.
5.3. Demonstrate the practical utility and effectiveness of the Marine Corps leadership principles.
5.4. Promote fair, just, and equitable command climates.
6. Resources for taking care of our Marines include financial counseling offered by certified counselors provided by Marine Corps community service at every installation, faith-based counseling by the servicing chaplain, mental health counseling, if appropriate, or simply kneecap-to-kneecap leadership counseling by members of the chain of command.
7. Counter-Insider Threat educational and training resources (i.e., posters) can be found at the following URL: https:(slash)(slash)www.cdse.edu/resources/posters.html and should be posted in common areas.
8. Annual Counterintelligence and Insider Threat Awareness training is provided by your local Naval Criminal Investigative Service field office.
9. Imminent threats should be reported to your local law enforcement agency.
10. Suspicious activities or behaviors identified within the references should be reported through Eagle Eyes. Eagle Eyes is the official Marine Corps community awareness suspicious activity reporting program. The program allows anyone to report suspicious activity through the Eagle Eyes website https:(slash)(slash)www.usmceagleeyes.org or locally designated phone numbers.
11. If commanders, equivalent civilian leaders, or security managers have insider threat concerns, call or email the POC directly for assistance.
12. The Marine Corps will continue to support the national effort to counter insider threats. This partnership is essential to our nations ability to counter the threat from within.
13. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force and will expire one year from the date published.
14. Release authorized by SES Randy R. Smith, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations (Security), and Senior Official for the Marine Corp Counter-Insider Threat Program//