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Naval Facility Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) has a Physical Security Technology Division (SH22) that is made up of physical security specialists that specialize in security engineering. They assist regions, installations, and commands in developing their risk management programs.  The primary sources that they use are Series 4 of the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs), specifically UFC 4-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings and UFC 4-020-01, DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual.  These two documents are used for developing the design criteria necessary to incorporate security and antiterrorism into DoD facilities and for identifying the cost implications of applying those design criteria and associated risk.  Those design criteria may be limited to the minimum standards and/or they may include protection of assets other than those addressed in the minimum standards (people), aggressor tactics, or levels of protection beyond the minimum standards.

Security Engineering Planning Assistance Training (SEPAT)
A "Risk Based Investment Planning" training course

This course provides in-depth training on UFC 4-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings.  This meets the Security Engineering Training required by Mission Assurance Assessments Benchmarks PS-19.  The course also covers and UFC 4-020-01, DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual.  DoD Instruction DoDI 2000.12, DoD AT Program requires that all heads of DoD components use these UFCs to include antiterrorism protective features for facilities and installations.  This includes the planning, design, and execution of minor and military construction projects, and leases to apply protection requirements.

The primary personnel recommended to attend this training (at the echelon I, II, III, IV level commands and major tenants) are:

  • Security Officers
  • Antiterrorism Officers
  • Physical Security Officers
    • Security Specialists
  • Engineers - Responsible for facility planning, design, construction, maintenance, and repair
    • Master Planners
    • Project Programmers
    • Asset Managers
    • Project Managers

This course will teach students how to identify assets and use UFC 4-020-01 to conduct criticality, vulnerability and risk assessments. Then apply the generated Level of Protection (LOP) and Design Basis Threat (DBT). Students will use this process to create mitigation action plans needed to protect assets.

This course also covers some of the design Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs):

  • Entry Control Facilities/Access Control Points
  • Vehicle Barrier Systems
  • Electronic Security Systems
  • Security Lighting
  • Waterfront Security
  • CBR Protection for Buildings
  • Direct Fire Weapons
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Applying Security & Antiterrorism Measures to Historic Buildings
  • Policies and Guidelines
  • Protective Glazing Systems
  • Building Wall Systems
  • Blast Walls
  • Blast Fundamentals

Techniques learned enable students to lead planning teams to complete criticality, vulnerability, and risk assessments. They will develop design strategies and mitigation action plans to show the residual risk and cost benefit analysis of security improvements in their projects.

Some student feedback:

"Good Morning Sir,

I wanted to shoot a quick email over to you to say thank you for the course.  I attended your course in August and since being back at my installation, I've used the process four times (one for simple risk calculations which saved us money in spending for little risk reduction return, one for new construction, and two for off base leased facilities).  I've also been able to use the information to drive discussions in a more informed manner to help leadership make smarter decisions on possible purchases or projects.

The information is invaluable and has helped to drive decisions in an extremely objective manner. So, thank you, for the course and the information. I'm going to attempt to attend your advanced course in June.


Anti-Terrorism Program Manager

Email the Physical Security Assessment Team (PSAT) at for the latest class availablility.

The team can also do group training sessions (15-30 individuals) hosted by your command. Email the Physical Security Assessment Team (PSAT) at for more information.

To register for one of the classes, complete this registration form and email it to For course information visit the Corporate Enterprise Training Activity Resource System website, click on CANTRAC Vol 2 icon, and search on "S-830-3000" or "Learning Center 67 NAVFAC". The course title is "Security Engineering Planning Assistance Training", CIN/Catalog Code: S-830-3000, CPD/PCDP: 12X7.

You will receive confirmation of class commencement two weeks prior to class start date. Students are responsible for their own travel obligations (e.g. air, car, and hotel) and rescheduling. We recommend only booking refundable travel.

Classes are from 8 am to 4 pm. Dress is business casual.


If you are not a Department of Defense employee (if you are DoD contractor), there is a sponsorship letter we need in order for you to register for a class. You can open the sponsorship letter by clicking this link. The letter must be completed by your government sponsor and emailed along with the registration form.

Security Engineering Planning Assistance (SEPA)

You can hire our Physical Security Assessment Team (PSAT) to provide Security Engineering Planning Assistance (SEPA) to regions, installations, or commands to develop their individual risk management programs.

Our PSAT team will work with the hosting command to apply their professional experience to your specific assets.  Currently, they are supporting the Navy and other federal agencies for both permanent and expedient applications to protect assets against an all hazards threat (e.g. criminals, protestors, terrorists, subversives, and natural hazards).

These services include, but are not limited to: determination of asset value ratings/level of protection, threat likelihood/design basis threat levels, determining risk reduction and cost benefit analysis.

We also provide Entry Control Facility studies, Electronic Security System Studies, and Physical Security/Antiterrorism design project reviews.

       For additional information on Security Engineering Planning Services:
Commercial Phone:  (805) 982-6280 or (805) 982-1477 or (805) 982-6949
DSN:  (312) 551-6280 or (312) 551-1477 or (312) 551-6949

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