U.S. NAVY INSIDER THREAT AWARENESS MONTH:
R 012034Z SEP 22 MID600052244375U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
NAVY INSIDER THREAT HUB ELEMENT WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/SEP//
SUBJ/U.S. NAVY INSIDER THREAT AWARENESS MONTH//
AMPN/REF A IS NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017,
POC/SEAWARD/CIV/NIA-N7/TEL: (703) 604-5471/
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Navys observance of and participation in
the National Insider Threat Awareness Month (NITAM) during September 2022.
The NAVADMIN also informs of the divestiture of the Department of the Navy
(DON) Insider Threat Analytic Hub and establishment of the Navy Insider
Threat Analytic Hub (Navy Hub).
2. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National
Insider Threat Task Force launched NITAM in 2019, partnering with federal
agencies across the government and industry to educate about the risks posed
by insiders and the role of insider threat programs.
a. The theme for NITAM 2022 is Critical Thinking in Digital Spaces.
Digital Spaces include virtual technology, such as various social media
platforms that can be utilized by malicious actors to circumvent national
security. By recognizing these issues, the workforce will be more resilient
to tactics, such as social engineering, solicitation by adversaries, and
malignant information spread through digital means. To promote NITAM, Navy
will produce a Counter -Insider Threat video and distribute various
educational products, including flyers, posters, brochures, and notepads.
The intent is for Navy personnel to recognize indicators of potential insider
threats and report them to the newly formed Navy Insider Threat Hub.
b. Protecting Navy Sailors, civilians, contractors, and their families
from insider threats is a Navy priority. The Navy Insider Threat Program
will use the month of September 2022 to promote insider threat awareness
throughout the Fleet. Navys intent is to assist and inform commanders and
provide commands with early intervention assistance for individuals that may
be in need, facing hardships in their lives, or demonstrating potentially
malicious behavior in the workplace.
3. Insider Threat Definition. As defined in reference (a), a threat
presented by a person who:
a. Has, or once had, authorized access to information, a facility,
network, person, or resource of the Department; and
b. Wittingly, or unwittingly, commits:
(1) 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
(2) A destructive act, which may include physical harm to another in
4. The Navy Insider Threat Program is designed to prevent, detect, deter,
and mitigate insider threats. The program focuses on measures aimed at
preventing unauthorized disclosure of classified information, as well as
identifying and deterring future workplace violence or harm to Navy personnel
5. Pursuant to an Under Secretary of the Navy directive, the consolidated
DON Insider Threat Analytic Hub (USN and USMC) was dissolved on 5 July 2022.
Per direction, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare
(OPNAV N2N6)/Naval Intelligence Activity (NIA) assumed operational control of
the newly formed Navy Insider Threat Analytic Hub on that date. The U.S.
Navy administratively and operationally manages the Navys Insider Threat
Analytic Hub. OPNAV N2N6, through Director NIA, assumes management,
oversight, and programmatic control of the newly formed Navy Hub.
6. The Navy Hub is established to receive Sailor, civilian, or contractor
reporting of potential insider threats which may be observed within the
workplace or during social/after-hours situations. Reporting to the Navy Hub
or to Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is anonymous and requires
positive action by anyone who observes or perceives potential malicious or
harmful activity throughout the Navy.
7. The Navy Insider Threat Program encourages everyone to be observant of
behaviors of concern and to report them so early intervention can occur,
leading to positive outcomes for at-risk individuals and reduced risks to our
organizations, information or personnel. Recognize the Potential Risk
Indicator signs and report insider threat concerns anonymously to the Navy
Insider Threat Analytic Hub at (703) 695-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org,
8. Counter-Insider Threat educational and training resources can be found at
https://www.cdse.edu/Training/Security-Posters/Insider-Threat/ and can be
posted in common areas. Mandatory Counterintelligence Awareness training
given annually by NCIS or online in Total Workforce Management System
discusses Insider Threat and what you can do to respond to potential
9. The Navy will continue to support national and Department of Defense
efforts to counter insider threats. Keeping the workforce safe requires your
vigilance and timely reporting of any observed suspicious activity or
potentially threatening behaviors. This partnership is essential to our
nation’s ability to counter the threat from within.
10. Released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//