Army OSE Capabilities
Army Protection Program Assessment (APPA)
The Army G3/5/7 Protection Program Assessment Branch plans and coordinates resources
necessary for the successful for the successful accomplishment of the assessment
and synchronizes HQDA staff elements’ participation in the assessing to include
Army G33, Office of the Provost Marshal General, Army CIO-G6, Office of Information
Assurance and Compliance, and the 1st Information Operations Command. The HQDA and
OSE elements are integrated into one team in order to ensure the successful accomplishment
of each assessment. This holistic approach examines the entire Army Protection Program.
Blue Team Assessment Support
As the OPSEC subject matter expert assigned to the 1st Information Operations Command,
Vulnerability Assessment Detachment’s (VAD), Blue Team Assessment mission, the OSE
member assesses the OPSEC posture of the organization being evaluated. By reviewing
the organization's OPSEC SOP, OPSEC Plans, and policies, the OSE checks for compliance.
Through passive observation, interviews, and open source research, we make a determination
of the unit’s posture, and provide training and guidance where needed. Upon completion
of the assessment, an assessment of the organization’s OPSEC Program will given
to the commander.
Red Team Assessment Support
OPSEC support to Red Team Assessment missions is in the form of emulating adversaries’
information operations against the organization. As a team member, the OSE conducts
open source research, dumpster diving, social engineering and surreptitious entry
to facilities of friendly forces. Upon completion of the assessment, an assessment
of the organization’s OPSEC posture will given to the commander.
The OSE will reviews documents and website content upon request from HQDA G3/5/7
or upon request from organizations throughout the Army. The reviews are to ensure
unauthorized / unintended release of sensitive or classified information and provide
guidance and assistance in mitigating vulnerabilities which have been exposed.
Useful Army OSE and OPSEC Links:
For information on training opportunities, including the Army OSE HQDA OPSEC Officer's
Course, please visit the Army OSE Training Page.