This new rule applies to contractors and subcontractors who require routine physical access to a Federally-controlled facility or military installation. Routine access is considered more than intermittent access, such as when a contractor employee is required to obtain a CAC card (common access card).
Training must be completed with 30 days from whenever a contractor is awarded a contract with the requisite clause (DFARS 252.204-7004, Antiterrorism Awareness Training for Contractors) and annually thereafter. Training must be completed either through DoD-sponsored and certified computer or web-based distance learning instruction or under the instruction of a qualified Level 1 anti-terrorism awareness instructor. Its our guess that most contractors will go the on-line learning route for its convenience. And anyway, where would one go to find a 'qualified' Level 1 instructor?
Contractors are required to flow-down this training requirement to its subcontractors where the subcontractor personnel requires routine access to a military installation (which by definition includes almost any defense-related facility).
Level 1 training is the most basic of training regimens. Level 1 antiterrorism training includes:
- surveillance detection fundamentals
- government facility security fundamentals
- insider threat
- active shooter fundamentals
- residential security
- air travel
- ground travel
- hotel security
- hostage survival
Check your contract to see if it includes the DFARS 252.204-7004 antiterrorism clause. If it does, your contracting officer should be able to provide resources to meet the training requirements.