SEAD 3 Toolkit

Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 3 Toolkit

The following materials are provided to support Departments and Agencies with the implementation of the Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 3.  SEAD 3 establishes reporting requirements for employees working in sensitive positions. The toolkit may be downloaded as a zip package or as individual files.


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The toolkit includes:


    • Posters- to be displayed in offices spaces to remind employees of the foreign intelligence threat.
      • Human Targeting - Foreign intelligence entities (FIEs) target employees in person
      • Social Engineering - FIEs target employees by seeming like legitimate contacts or colleagues
      • Travel Awareness - Reminds employees to expect no privacy when traveling overseas
      • Social Media Deception – Reminds employees to stay vigilant when using social media for work or personal use, because FIEs target employees through social media


  • SEAD 3 Interactive Module (Coming Soon) - This module allows employees to work through a process to determine if SEAD 3 applies to them and gives a basic overview of the reporting requirements.

  • SEAD 3 Briefing - This briefing is designed to be given to employees by a counterintelligence or security professional to give employees an overview of the reporting requirements.

  • Counterintelligence (CI) Tips - These flyers give an overview of the tactics employed by FIEs and strategies to mitigate the threat.