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Technical Oversight of Programs & Services (TOPS)

The TOPS Division has two functional areas: TOPS Programs and TOPS Support Services.

TOPS Programs provide efficient Industrial Security expertise, integrated security mitigation and support services to DSS elements, Special Programs, ensuring the administration and oversight of International responsibilities; using a risk management approach through the development and strengthening of partnerships with NISP Cleared Industry, other Federal agencies and foreign governments.

TOPS Support Services provide centralized administrative and technical oversight support to the Industrial Security Integration & Application (IP) Directorate; and coordinates, communicates IP’s strategic and operational overview in accordance with the overall Defense Security Service (DSS) Mission and Strategic Plan 2020. Also serves as liaison between IP Directorate and other DSS elements for effective record retention, dissemination and knowledge management process enhancement.