Commercial COMSEC Evaluation
The CCEP allows an agreement to be forged between the NSA and a vendor to develop and produce products that help improve the IA posture of DoD customers.
The Commercial COMSEC Evaluation Program (CCEP) is a development program for Information Assurance (IA) products. Under the CCEP, the National Security Agency (NSA) enters into a business relationship with a vendor to develop and produce products that are of a direct benefit to improving the IA security posture for Department of Defense customers. NSA applies its IA resources to evaluate products that best provide for widespread availability of high-quality, low-cost, secure communication systems for use by the U.S. Government.
Interested vendors must complete a CCEP Product Summary Questionnaire (PSQ), detailing the product. The information provided will be measured against national IA standards, needs, and priorities to determine the suitability of a potential product for acceptance into the program.
- Product vendor contacts Client Advocates
- NSA provides vendor with CCEP Product Summary Questionnaire (PSQ)
- Vendor completes and submits PSQ
- A business case is determined
- Vendor then submits a detailed proposal
- Detailed proposal is reviewed for technology and market
- Product is accepted into program
- NSA and Vendor enter into a legal agreement
- NSA and Vendor participate in a security evaluation
- NSA certifies the security embedded within the product/service
Please contact IAD's Client Contact Center for more information.