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Contact Information

Dela Williams
Facility Security Officer
Phone: (407) 882-1123

Doug Backman
Director for Compliance
Phone: (407) 882-1168


Counterintelligence (CI) operations develop, maintain, and disseminate multidiscipline threat by providing early detection and referral of potential espionage cases. CI deals with preventing and apprehending those who want to steal your information or intellectual property.  Defense Security Service works with industry/higher education to identifying who is targeting us, what are they targeting, and what methods of operation are being used.

Sensitive Information

Proprietary Information

Proprietary information is that unclassified organization information that may be sensitive because of its content and could cause a problem if used by someone for unauthorized purposes. Examples of proprietary information are such things as telephone lists, addresses of personnel, salaries, staffing etc. If in doubt ask yourself, "Could anyone use this information against the organization?" If the answer is "yes," protect it! Keep proprietary information locked up when not in use and shred it when it is no longer required.


Yes, even uncleared employees should be alert for spies. Spying is not limited to the collection of classified information. Spies collect all kinds of information: proprietary, sensitive, and classified. Loss of all kinds of information can cause great damage to the organization to include, but not limited to:

  • Loss of contracts
  • Loss of research
  • Loss of revenues
  • Loss of competitive edge
  • Loss of jobs

Security is everyone's responsibility from top administration to work-study students. Any security program can be successful when all employees actively participate.