Cybersecurity Compliance for US Military JPME Masters Students


NDU ITD Service Desk: 202-685-3824

It is important that you read this page thoroughly and comply with all instructions; no deviations or substitutions are permitted.

Access to NDU information systems is predicated on user compliance with DoD/NDU cybersecurity regulations. No student will receive access to any NDU system until the student has accurately, fully and verifiably completed all mandatory DoD/NDU cybersecurity requirements. 

All US military students who attend CIC, CISA, ES, JFSC and NWC JPME Masters programs under a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to NDU are required to:  

  • Complete an NDU System Authorization Access Request Form 2875 ("2875") and submit it by email no later than July 27, 2020.
  • Register in Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) and affiliate their JKO profile with their NDU college as their Primary Organization no later than July 27, 2020. Students must remain associated with their NDU college for the entire duration of their enrollment/PCS to NDU.  
  • Complete the most recent DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge course in JKO no later than July 27, 2020. *NOTE: The DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge certificate ("Cyber Cert") must be renewed every 365 days and cannot lapse during your enrollment; an expired Cyber Cert status in JKO results in an immediate loss of access to NDU information systems.


STEP 1: Register for a JKO account. If you are already registered in JKO, skip to STEP 2.

  1. I am a Military Service Member with a CAC and a .mil email address

STEP 2: Designate NDU > "STUDENT-YOUR COLLEGE" as the Primary Organization in your JKO Profile (where YOUR COLLEGE is your college's initials: CIC, CISA, ES, JFSC or NWC). *NOTE: This is mandatory, and enables NDU to verify your completed training.  

  1. While registering or updating your existing JKO profile, scroll to "Organizations," and click "Select Primary Organization."
  2. In the "Find an Organization" window click the black triangles next to "JKO," then "JS," then "NDU" to expand your choice options.
  3. Under "NDU," scroll to "STUDENT-YOUR COLLEGE."
  4. Click the "Select Organization" button at the bottom of the window, and click "Save" at the bottom of your JKO profile.

STEP 3: Complete the DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge Course (v2020)

  1. Via JKO at

STEP 4: Download and save the course completion certificate ("Cyber Cert") for your records

  1. When directed to print your course completion certificate, select "Print to PDF."
  2. Browse to a saving location on your computer and save.
  3. Bring your printed certificate with you to NDU as back-up verification.

JKO Help Desk
Hours: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
Phone: 757-203-5654


STEP 1: Open, complete and sign an NDU SAAR Form 2875

  1. Open NDU's 2-page SAAR Form 2875 for Military Students under a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to NDU.
  2. Enter required data in boxes 1, 2, 6, 11, 14, 15, 17, and 18. *NOTE: Please provide a personal email address to which you will have continuous access (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo).
  3. Check box 23a.
  4. Enter today's date in box 23c. *NOTE: Must be done BEFORE signing
  5. Digitally sign box 23b. *NOTE: Digital signature requires CAC or PIV; if hand-signed, scan the signed 2875.
  6. Save the signed 2875 as a PDF to your computing device, and/or print it.

STEP 2: Download and save your completed, signed 2875

  1. Browse to the final draft of your fully completed, signed PDF 2875 on your computing device.
  2. Save your PDF 2875 one last time using this naming convention: YourLastName_YourFirstName_2875. *NOTE: The naming convention for your 2875 is critically important to its processing; please follow directions exactly.

STEP 3: Email your 2875 to NDU

  1. Open an email to
  2. Attach your PDF 2875 to the email, ensuring it is correctly named, per Step 3b.
  3. Click send.
  4. Bring your printed 2875 with you to NDU as back-up verification.