About Us

Virtual Security Training (VST) was founded in 2011 by Joe Jessop and Randy Nguyen. Mr. Jessop and Mr. Nguyen have a combined 30 years of experience in the government security clearance sector. VST is committed to providing a rich training environment and quality customer service to ensure your company is up to date on training that satisfies government requirements. Our training system and employee certifications are compliant with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).

Joe Jessop is considered one of the most knowledgeable in the industry on JPAS. He has conducted hundreds of training courses and has been recognized in the field by the Defense Security Service Academy (Adjunct Instructor) and National Classified Management Society (Information Systems Security Award 2004) and most recent the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement as part of the JPAS Industry PMO. Joe wrote the first "How To Book" for industry use in JPAS and formalized the first training for industry within DoD. Joe is a member of the Industry JPAS steering committee and the Training sub-committee. Joe is one of the founding members of Personnel Security Management, LLC and the JPAS Corporate Account Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Facility Security Office.

Randy Nguyen has been named one of the most knowledgeable in the industry on JPAS. He has been working over 10 years supporting JPAS, military organizations, DoD civilians, industrial security and intelligence community security programs for classified projects. He has provided hundreds of training sessions to thousands of employees. He helped his clients consistently earn top grades in DSS inspections by JPAS education, personnel clearances and thorough security training. Mr. Nguyen is the founder of Clearance Solutions, LLC and a co-founder of Virtual Security Training.