SEAD 3 Toolkit

Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 3 Toolkit

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.

The toolkit includes:

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


SEAD 3 Interactive Module - 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 (PDF) - 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.

National Counterintelligence and Security Center