IA Sites and Related Links
Below you will find links to other agencies and departments that serve the Information Assurance (IA) mission.
The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) provides a forum for the discussion of policy issues; sets national policy; and circulates direction, operational procedures, and guidance for the security of National Security Systems (NSS). The CNSS maintains a representation of 21 U.S. Government Executive Branch Departments and Agencies with 11 additional organizations represented.
The Interagency Operations Security (OPSEC) Support Staff (IOSS) was created to support the National OPSEC Program and assist government organizations in the development of their own self-sufficient OPSEC programs to protect U.S. Government programs and activities. The IOSS provides tailored training, assists in program development, produces multimedia products, and presents conferences for the defense, security, intelligence, research, development, acquisition, and public safety communities.
The Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) is responsible for the provision of electronic key and certificates, used in communication equipment. The EKMS Central Facility offers new key generation, electronic rekey, and support services for an array of modern electronically re-keyable equipment servicing a world-wide customer base.
The National Cryptographic Solutions Management Office (NCSMO) provides continuous guidance and oversight to multiple modernization projects and initiatives throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) services and agencies. Its mission is to provide a platform to expeditiously coordinate the secure exchange of Cryptographic Modernization (CryptoMod) management and technical information.
NSA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have partnered to establish a program under the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to evaluate IT product conformance to international standards. The program, officially known as the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme for Information Technology (IT) Security (CCEVS), is a partnership between the private and public sectors. This program is being implemented to help customers select Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) IT products that meet their security requirements and to help manufacturers of those products gain acceptance in the global marketplace.
The growing sophistication and number of cyber-attacks necessitate an equally vigorous and rapid response. In exploring viable approaches to more vigorously defend against cyber threats, NSA developed a strategy to leverage the cyber expertise of industry. This newly formed strategic initiative is called the National Security Cyber Assistance Program, or NSCAP.
The Secure Phone site is the source for Secure Wired and Wireless Technologies product information, which includes: warranties, training, and disposal. Its mission is to provide a platform to expeditiously coordinate the secure exchange of Secure Phone management and technical information.
- Air Force Communications Agency
- Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks & Information Integration) (ASD (NII)/DoD CIO)
- Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education
- Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS)
- Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
- Department of Homeland Security
- Federal Scholarship for Service Program
- Information Assurance Support Environment (IASE)
- Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center
- National Information Assurance Glossary
- National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC)
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Awareness, Training, & Education
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Undergraduate Student Programs
- Naval Network Warfare Command
- NSA Acquisition Resource Center
- Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
- Small Business Office (SBO)
- Stay Safe On-Line
- United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
- United States Department of Defense