TEMPEST

The TEMPEST Certification Program (TCP) consists of three closely related NSA programs: the Certified TEMPEST Products Program, the Certified TEMPEST Test Services Program, and the Zoned Equipment Program. Each of these programs involves partnerships with industrial companies.

Overview

The TEMPEST Certification Program (TCP) consists of two closely related National Security Agency (NSA) programs: the Certified TEMPEST Manufacturer Program, and the Certified TEMPEST Test Services Program. The essence of each program, which involves partnerships with industry, is briefly described below.

The Certified TEMPEST Manufacturer Program

The Certified TEMPEST Manufacturer Program combines industry's leadership and expertise in telecommunications and automated information-processing equipment design, development, and high-volume production with the TEMPEST experience of the National Security Agency (NSA). The objective of the program is to enable industry's development, production, and sale of TEMPEST products, which meet the National TEMPEST Standard for use by the U.S. and NATO Nations, Government departments and agencies, and their contractors, to process classified information.

The Certified TEMPEST Test Services Program

The Certified TEMPEST Test Services Program (CTTSP) fosters the availability of certified TEMPEST Test Services Facilities for use by the U.S. Government departments and agencies, U.S. Government contractors, and eligible U.S. TEMPEST manufacturers, in the development and production of TEMPEST products, including encryption devices. The objective of the Program is to ensure that TEMPEST test and product configuration services, required in the development and production of TEMPEST products, are provided by facilities meeting the personnel, equipment, and facility requirements of this program. The CTTSP is an adjunct to the U.S. Government TEMPEST Certification Special Committee, which is responsible for the certification of TEMPEST professionals.

NSA Certified TEMPEST Test Services List (CTTSL)

The NSA Certified TEMPEST Test Services List (CTTSL) is a list of commercial TEMPEST test service facilities which NSA has certified, under the auspices of the NSA CTTSP, for use by Government departments and agencies, U.S. Government contractors, and eligible U.S. TEMPEST product manufacturers, to conduct TEMPEST testing related to the development and production of TEMPEST products. NSA certification of a TEMPEST test service facility is a statement that the facility complies with the technical, security, personnel, equipment, and operational requirements specified in the CTTSP Technical and Security Requirements Document (TSRD).

NSA certification and placement of a facility on the CTTSL occurs when the Company demonstrates that it operates test service facilities with the requisite personnel, test equipment inventory, calibration, and maintenance requirements delineated in the TSRD.

NSA does not make, by virtue of its certification, any warranty or representation regarding the quality of services provided by the certified facility.

The CTTSP is an adjunct to the U.S. Government TCP, which is responsible for the certification of TEMPEST professionals.

Companies desiring information concerning the process and requirements for obtaining NSA certification of a TEMPEST test service facility under the auspices of the CTTSP should contact:

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
9800 SAVAGE ROAD
FT. MEADE MD 20755-6708
ATTN: National TEMPEST Operations, Suite 6708
Charles Williams, 443-479-3784

NSA Certified TEMPEST Company POCs

The following is a list, delineating the names, addresses, phone numbers, and company points of contact (POC) for each certified TEMPEST test services facility. In addition, those companies marked with an "M" indicate they function as an NSA Certified TEMPEST Manufacturer.

NSA Certified TEMPEST Manufacturers/Test Services Companies
Company Address M anufacturer CATA

Advanced Programs, Inc
Riverwood

7125 Riverwood Road
Columbia, MD 21046

Yes

Joe O'Banion
410-312-5834
jobanion@advprograms.com

Advanced Programs, Inc
3 Ponds

7090 Columbia Gateway Dr
Columbia, MD 21046

John McMickle
410-312-5870
jmcmickle@advprograms.com

Advanced Programs, Inc
Salem

21A Northwestern Drive
Salem, NH 03079

Yes

Tim Burke
603-685-6729
Tim.burke@advprograms.com

AYON Cyber Security

2350 Commerce Park Drive
Suite 1 Pam Bay, FL 32905

Yes

Russell Friedman
321-953-3033 x259
rfriedman@ayoncs.com

CIS Labs

43671 Trade Center Place
Suite 152 Dulles, VA 20166

Yes

Dan Gavin
703-996-0500 X109
dgavin@cissecure.com

Dayton T. Brown

1195 Church Street
Bohemia, NY 11716

John Malusa
631-589-6300
jmalusa@dtbtest.com

General Dynamics C4
Tauton

400 John Quincy Adams Rd
Tauton, MA 02780

Brian Martin
480-441-8761
brian.martin@gd-ms.com

General Dynamics C4
Scottsdale

8201 E McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85252

Brian Martin
480-441-8761
brian.martin@gd-ms.com

Harris Corporation 2400 Palm Bay Road NE
Palm Bay, FL
 

Jamie Boorde
312-727-6209
jboorde@harris.com

L-3 Communication - East

1 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08103

William Vaughan
856-338-4533
william.vaughan@l-3com.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation

One Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Frank Compton
310-812-3661
Frank.compton@ngc.com

Raytheon

7887 Bryan Dairy Road
Largo, FL 33777

Bruce Mayo
727-302-3349
Harvey_B_Mayo@raytheon.com

Rockwell Collins

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hiren Sampat, Sr.
972-705-2246
hsampat@rockwellcollins.com

Sypris Electronics

10901 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612

Chris Courchaine
813-972-6741
Chris.courchaine@sypris.com

Thales Communications

22527 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Steve Barr
240-864-7347
Steve.barr@thalesdsi.com

TEMPEST Company POCs: Suspended

The following is list of test service facilities with suspended certification, pending facility certification, termination, and appeal. Upon certification suspension, the company operating the facility may not advertise its services as NSA certified, take any new orders for TEMPEST test services, or perform TEMPEST test services pursuant to the CTTSP authorization. These facilities remain in Section II pending facility certification termination and subsequent appeal.

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TEMPEST Company POCs: Terminated

The following is a list of facilities whose certification was terminated due to failure to comply with CTTSP procedures and requirements. Once listed in this section, the facility shall remain for a period of one year, after which, the company will be deleted from the CTTSL.

  • API CRYPTEK, INC.
    MANUFACTURER
    1501 Moran Road
    Sterling, VA 20166
    ATTN: Gil Minemier
    Office: 301-580-4555
    Fax: 571-434-2001
    gminemier@cryptek.com
  • Northrop Grumman, Space & Mission Systems Corporation
    2000 Windermere Road
    Annapolis, MD 21401
  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN INFORMATION SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    TEST SERVICES
    9030 Junction Drive
    Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
    ATTN: Terry Pinder
    Office: 301-497-8311
    Blackberry: 410-402-4392
    terry.pinder@ngc.com
  • COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION
    TEST SERVICES
    7231 Parkway Drive
    Hanover, MD 21076
    ATTN: Stephen C. Maley
    Office: 443-445-7179
    Fax: 443-445-7317
    smaley1@csc.com
  • CSC Professional Services Group, Inc
    3001 Centerville Road
    Herndon, VA 20171
    ATTN: Richard Selva
    Office: (703) 471-3112 (ext. 3052)
  • Ravenn Data Systems, Inc.
    215 N. Bingham Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069
    Attn: Glenn Ritzmann
    Office: (760)761-0450
  • Southwest Research Institute
    P. O. Box 28255
    San Antonio, TX 78228-0255
    ATTN: Roy W. Thompson
    Office: (210) 522-3757
  • Secure Systems Group (SSG)
    45180 Business Court
    Suite 400
    Sterling, VA 20166
    Attn: David Jones
    Office: 703-742-0611
  • Candes Systems Incorporated
    3131 Detwiler Road
    Harleysville, PA 19438
    Attn: Daniel J. Signore
    Office: 215-256-4130
  • Retlif Testing Laboratories
    (formerly Radiation Sciences, Inc.)
    3131 Detwiler Road
    Harleysville, PA 19438
    Attn: Chester B. Kosiorek
    Office: 215-256-4133

Last Reviewed: 13 May 2015