The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Intelligence and Security (CP-35)


Competetive Professional Development (CPD) Eligibility Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Career Program (CP) 35 members of the Army Civilian Corp serving in career status appointments, schedules, and have a minimum of three (3) years service in any one or a combination of career appointments are eligible to apply for Competitive Professional Development, unless otherwise directed by statue.

  • CP 35 careerists may submit nominations for separate competitive consideration for one or more of the following categories of training and development programs in Section I: Short-term Management or Technical Training; Developmental Assignments; University Education, and Training-With-Industry. Careerists may also propose programs that combine training and development from two or more categories.
  • In addition, qualified DCIPS careerists may submit nominations for the Intelligence Community Joint Duty Assignment Program (JDA), Intelligence Learning Network (ILN), formerly National Intelligence University (NIU), and the DoD Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program.
    Contact the CP35 CPM for more information.

Section I: Functional Chief Representative (FCR) Competitive Professional Development Program
Short Term Training

Short-Term Management or Technical Training
- Short-term training courses (i.e., - 120 calendar days or less) are provided throughout the year from a growing number of sources. These courses have specific curricula and training objectives. For CP-35 FCR funding eligibility, the curricula or training objectives must be approved as appropriate by the ACOM, ASCC, or DRU Career Program Manager (CPM) and the Functional Chief Representative (FCR). The FCR will fund training and travel costs, tuition, books, and other TDY related expenses.

  1. Management Training - Qualified careerists in CP 35 pursuing advancement in the DCIPS Managerial/Supervisory Track are eligible for management training. Selectees will attend various programs, averaging one to four weeks, that will provide intensive policy and management training for managers and executives at Office of Personnel Management (OPM) training facilities, Defense training centers, Intelligence Community training sites, professional associations, or private training institutions.
  2. Technical Training (Intelligence, Security, Training and Education studies related to Intelligence, Engineering, and Scientific applications related to Intelligence, Foreign Area Studies, Language Training, etc.) - Qualified careerists pursuing advancement or career development in either the DCIPS technical/non-supervisory or managerial/supervisory tracks are eligible for technical training. Selectees will attend various programs that fulfill key training objectives, averaging one to four weeks, at Defense, Federal, Intelligence Community, professional associations, or private training institutions.

Developmental Assignments

Developmental Assignments GG11 - Qualified careerists in CP-35 professional work categories are eligible for these types of assignments. To be considered for FCR approval, these assignments must improve the capability of the parent and/or host organizations and the employee. The assignments can be an exchange of individuals between organizations or a temporary one-way movement to develop and broaden the careerists' understanding of the organization and enhance their professional development. Individuals and their supervisors will coordinate arrangements for assignments and include a proposal in their application package that addresses the benefits to be derived for the careerist and the Army. These assignments will normally be no less than 30 days and no more than 12 months in duration. The FCR will fund TDY expenses. If funds are available, the FCR may fund short-term technical or managerial training requirements in connection with these assignments.

Training-With-Industry (TWI)

The purpose of the TWI program is to provide training in procedures and practices with normally a six-month assignment at a major US company. Careerists with specific interests are encouraged to notify your ACOM, ASCC OR DRU Activity Career Program Manager (ACPM). The number of assignments may vary depending upon the number of applicants and the organizations' needs. Training programs must be uniquely designed and individually tailored to offer careerists direct private industry experience that should improve the effectiveness of their working relationships with counterparts in private industry firms. The TWI participants will be accountable for the results achieved. A Memorandum of Understanding between the careerists Army Command and the company providing the training will be completed before the training assignment begins.

University Education Programs

University Education Programs GG11 and above in CP-35 are eligible. Nominees must have a minimum of three years of Army Civilian service to apply. Careerists nominated and selected for full-time or part-time university undergraduate and graduate level training will be evaluated based on their experience, education, government-related training, awards, and motivation for requesting this opportunity. Attendance should be at a college/university within the applicant's normal commuting distance. University training outside the commuting area must be accompanied by strong supporting justification and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Full-time programs should be no less than 12 hours each semester, or the equivalent. Full-time continuous programs in excess of 120 calendar days should normally not exceed more than 12 months. Part-time university training may consist of evening, weekend, and/or part-time courses at the rate of fewer than 12 hours per semester. A letter of acceptance from the university should be included in applications or an explanation must be provided of the status of acceptance. Education programs must develop the employee's job competence or support a planned career assignment; including programs which enhance managerial, leadership skills and improve technical skills. The FCR will fund tuition, books, and TDY expenses.

National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC)

NDIC is an important option for long-term education. Careerists' participation in the JMIC Bachelor of Science in Intelligence (BSI) Program, the Postgraduate Intelligence Program (PGIP), and the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) program (full-time, part-time, weekends) is highly encouraged. The BSI Program enables the graduating student to become a true professional on issues relating to the national-level intelligence professional community and its customers. The PGIP is designed to prepare students for higher levels of responsibility in the Intelligence Community, where they will serve as full partners in safeguarding and advancing the nation's interests. The MSSI program was created to strengthen intelligence as a profession and provides comprehensive education in the field of strategic intelligence. This education develops a blend of professional skills and intellectual capacities meant to guide the careers of those who will be the leaders of the intelligence profession. There is no charge for tuition for these programs.

The FCR will fund TDY expenses, if any.

Personnel attending college courses through the FCR's Competitive Development Program must show "successful" completion of the course. Normally that is a "B" for graduate work or a "C" for undergraduate work. Failure to meet these standards may result in liability for repayment.

DoD Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program

DoD Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification Program:

The SPēD program is a certification program for DoD security professionals based upon established skill standards and job competency requirements that have been validated within the Department. It is being developed with significant input from subject matter experts from across DoD. The Defense Security Service (DSS) and the DoD Security Training Council (DSTC) designed the certification program to meet the cross disciplinary nature of today's security workforce requirements. Aligned with Intelligence Community Directive 610 and Intelligence Community Directive 652, the certification program will provide the assessment instrument for measuring knowledge and skills. Core SPēD certifications are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

Security Certification Impact

  • Integrate with and support existing Human Resources/Human Capital programs
  • Provide verifiable evidence of a person's capability to perform their duties
  • Reduce human performance risks as a result of validated capabilities


  • Better prepared and knowledgeable security workforce
  • Fosters appreciation of linkages among disciplines
  • Portable credentials across DoD and the Intelligence Community
  • Elevates the career field to "professional status"

SPēD is composed of three certifications:

   Security Enterprise Professional Certification (SEPC)
Provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding of foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. The SFPC must be conferred prior to the conferral of another core certification. NCCA accredited in December 2012.

   Security Asset Protection Professional Certification (SAPPC)
Provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's ability to apply foundational concepts, principles, and practices needed to successfully perform functions, implement programs, and pursue missions to protect DoD assets. NCCA accredited in January 2014.

   Security Program Integration Professional Certification (SPIPC)
Provides a recognized and reliable indication of a security practitioner's understanding and ability to apply risk management and security program management concepts, principles, and practices.

The Road to Professionalization:

The DSTC is one of the leading developers of implementation, execution, marketing, and alignment of security training. DSS has developed the website, registrar, and learning management systems to schedule and support SPēD. Army is developing protocols for implementation. It's an exciting time to be a security professional!


For additional information on SPēD, please review the website below:

Contact HQDA, G-2, SETA/SPeD with comments, questions & feedback:

Section II: Intelligence Community - Joint Duty Assignment (JDA) Program and
Intelligence Learning Network (ILN), formerly National Intelligence University (NIU)
Intelligence Community Joint Duty Assignment Program (JDA)

JDA is a significant Inter-Service/Inter-Agency rotational program designed to promote a community-wide perspective, bolster Intelligence Community (IC) coordination, and infuse new knowledge and expertise throughout the Intelligence Community. The program is designed to develop the future leadership of the IC by providing careerists with increased breadth and depth of experience and a broader understanding of IC missions and functions. Positions are filled through a merit based, competitive, and community-wide, process. Selectees are paid by their home organizations while serving on detail in another IC host organization for tours of 12 months up to 36 months. Please note that IAW the JTR Vol. II, TCS entitlements will only be covered for a maximum of 30 months. Upon completion of the JDA assignment, careerists are reintegrated into their parent organization's workforce. HQDA may fund temporary change of station (TCS) expenses if a geographic move outside of the selectee's normal commuting area is required. Pursuant to the JTR, TCS entitlements may be authorized up to 30 months. Extending JDA assignments requiring a TCS beyond 30 months will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. There are separate requirements and forms to complete for JDA assignments. Contact the Army JDA Program Manager for more information about the JDA program or refer to the Intelligence Community JDA websites for more information at:

Contact the Career Program Manager for the JWICS JDA website address.

Intelligence Learning Network (ILN)

The Intelligence Learning Network (ILN), formerly, National Intelligence University, currently offers three courses to the Intelligence Community (IC). Nominations for each program will be announced through ACPMs . Contact your ACPM or the Army Joint Duty Assignments Program Manager for more information about any of these courses. A brief description of each course is below:

  1. Understanding the Intelligence Community (ALL RANKS): This program is designed for those who are new to the IC.
  2. Integrating the Intelligence Community (GG13 - 15 and equivalent): This program blends an online collaborative exploration of intelligence integration with a short in-residence program. Interagency teams work collaboratively 2-3 hours a week online for three weeks followed by a 4-day learning and networking program on site.
  3. Leading the Intelligence Community (DISL-DISES / Seniors Executives only): This program is for Senior Executives only. For information about the course, contact your Seniors Career Program Manger.


  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Supervisory experience is not required
  • JWICS Access

Participants are expected to read course materials and regularly join on-line collaboration. The Blackboard collaboration requires two to four hours of student participation per week. Therefore nominating agencies, students, and their supervisors must be willing to invest time in this learning and networking opportunity. Students are required to log-on to a Blackboard to meet their team and faculty facilitator and post a short bio.

ILN courses will be announced quarterly or more when required. All students are required to completely fill out the ILN registration form. The information for each nominee is mandatory. Information should be submitted thru ACPMs to CP35. Primary and Alternate candidates will be selected according to allocated seats per session.

Section III: Administrative Requirements
Short Term Training Application (Abbreviated Format)

Manual requests for training from DA Civilians using an SF 182 are no longer accepted by the Career Programs. CP35 Training requests are now requested electronically using the GoArmyEd portal as of FY2014. RASS is no longer used and sunset at the end of FY2013. For more information about GoArmyEd contact your Activity Career Program Manager.

  1. Corps of Engineer employees will continue to use RASS for travel submissions using the DD1610. SF 182, Request, Authorization, Agreement, Certification of Training; DD 1610, Request and Authorization for TDY Travel of DoD Personnel, when appropriate. Available at:
  2. SF 181, Race and National Origin Identification (Statistical Purposes Only) Available at:

    IMPORTANT: Careerist must provide copy of paid travel voucher NLT 5 days upon receipt to the IPMO, address below or fax: 703-695-3149, DSN 225-3149
Long-Term Training and/or Full-Time and Part-Time University Training

Click on Application Package below (Abbreviated Format not acceptable)

The suspense dates for nominations for the FY 14-15 academic year is
January 20, 2015
*Please allow 90-120 days for applications to complete the approval process from beginning to end.

Careerists are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible for consideration, through their supervisor, the Activity Career Program Manager, and ACOM, ASCC OR DRU to:

Intelligence Personnel Management Office,
1000 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1000.
Suspense (Short-Term)

Cut-off dates for Short-term applications in GoArmyEd during the new fiscal year are as follows:

1-2 10/1/14 - 03/31/15 60-90 DAYS BEFORE COURSE
3-4 04/1/15 - 09/30/15 60-90 DAYS BEFORE COURSE

Training Opportunities Available

The following are a few of the training opportunities that are available to CP-35 careerists:

Defense Security Service, Center for Development of Security Excellence

ATRRS E-Learning Managements

Army Management Staff College

The Defense Cyber Investigation Training Academy (DCITA)

CI Centre

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) FEI/MDC

Graduate School USA

Linkage, Incorporated

National Defense Intelligence College

Professional Development Selection Procedures

Subject matter experts (SME) may rate and prioritize career program applications. Applications will be forwarded to the FCR for review and final approval. Decisions will be made based upon availability of funds/return on investment, evaluations made by the careerist's career program managers and chain-of-command, the relationship to ACTEDS or JDA requirements, and the importance to the development of the individual careerist.

ACTEDS Funding, Authorized Expenses, and Backfill

See General Information in Chapter 3 of this catalog. Use of ACTEDS resources for local travel and rental cars are not authorized. ALL ACTEDS funded training will be reviewed, considered, and/or approved, based on availability of funds. Reimbursement "To and From" the training site is authorized. In/around mileage at the TDY site; additional round trips to/from duty station, cable service, public/local transportation (except for travel to/from home to training location); rental cars, vans, trucks, or limousines; administrative fees for an ATM use of a personal charge card; and excess baggage over $25.00 are not authorized. Expenses not centrally funded may be authorized and PAID for by the sponsors command with prior approval from the organization prior before incurring any expenses which are not centrally funded.

Reimbursable expenses for official travel may be found in the JFTR/JTR, Appendix G (linked at

Affirmative Action

Commands should ensure that minorities, females, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to compete for these training and development opportunities.

Assignment of CONUS Employees to Long Term Training in Facilities Outside the Continental United States

All requests for OCONUS training must address all criteria required in AR-690-400, Chapter 410 and be submitted to the IPMO at least 90 days before training/travel is scheduled to commence.

Civilian Education System (CES)

The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).

Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.

More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at

NOTE: CES or the approved Equivalency training is a prerequisite before CP35 funds will pay for Leadership training, course, seminars conferences, or the like.

Points of Contact (POC)

POC for Training Opportunities: Phone: (703) 695- 3661 (DSN 225)
fax 703-695-3149
e-mail (unclas)

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