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.
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
- 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"