ICD 705 Training Course

Provides learners with an understanding of Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705 requirements and how to best plan, program, design, and construct accredited Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF).

ICD 705 training and consulting

Course Length
Our ICD 705 course is designed not to exceed 40 hours of instruction, not to exceed a five-day period.

Target Audiences
In general, the primary target audience are security personnel with limited formal training on SCIF/SAPF planning, design, construction security, and accreditation, in accordance with ICD 705. The secondary audience are non-security personnel who will support SCIF/SAPF planning, design, construction security, and accreditation (e.g., Program Managers, Cybersecurity personnel). 

Course Content.
Our training program is designed to provide high-quality course content in collaboration with the Government to ensure it is precisely tailored to the needs of the target audience, as outlined in paragraph 3.2 and in the spirit of the Introduction (Section 2.0). This training is critical for national security, enabling the protection of Classified National Security Information (CNSI), Special Access Programs (SAP), and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) from risks like compromising emanations, inadvertent observation, unauthorized disclosures, and unauthorized entry. Our curriculum development incorporates Adult Learning principles, using Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic learning styles to effectively transfer knowledge and skills.

Our instructors will cover the purpose and scope of all Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705 accreditation artifacts, including the pre-construction checklist, Concept Approval, Construction Security Plan, Fixed Facility Checklist, and TEMPEST checklist, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of these critical elements.

We will provide detailed visual information on the planning and design of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs) to ICD 705 standards. This includes the selection and implementation of security controls, safeguards, and equipment like doors, walls, ceilings, cabling, Access Control Systems (ACS), and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), incorporating relevant aspects of the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-05, among others, to enrich the training experience.

Additionally, the training will delve into the underlying concepts necessary for the successful completion of required ICD 705 artifacts. Topics covered include Analytical Risk Management, Security-in-Depth (SID), Acoustic Protection, Intrusion Detection Systems, Access Control, telecommunications, and construction criteria as specified by the Technical Specification.

The program also includes a general overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) Minimum Antiterrorism (AT) Standards for Buildings as per UFC 4-010-05, covering applicability, primary references, and select concepts such as Stand-off Distance to integrate AT measures into SCIF/SAPF constructions.

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