The Defense Logistics AgencyÂ established aÂ “fully operational” insider-threat program five months ahead ofÂ theÂ Dec. 31 deadline for all Defense Department components to develop and implementÂ measures against security threats posed by employees.
DLA said FridayÂ it formedÂ an insider threat working groupÂ that will meet quarterly to createÂ policy and engage senior leaders as well as anÂ incident response group that comprisesÂ record holders from each DLAÂ subunit.
Jimmy Dyer, insider threat program manager of DLA’s intelligence unit, said a policy was signed in May 2015Â to help identify individuals who could compromise the agency’s security through information systems or physical access.
“This policy and our program are geared toward those people who have inherent access to DLA, across the enterprise,” DyerÂ added.
Renee Roman,Â DLA chief of staff,Â formedÂ a charter for an insider-threat working group in 2014 that established standard operating procedures on DLA’s coordinated response to potential risk indicators.
The agencyÂ identified 139 indicators such asÂ history of crime or workplace violence, employee access to information system privileges and security clearances.
Dyer notedÂ the initiative also seeks to protectÂ employee privacy and civil liberties as well asÂ promote transparency and trust throughoutÂ the organization.