Commercial Satellite Protection

The Commercial Satellite Protection Program (CSPP) provides Information Assurance (IA) design guidance, evaluation, and analysis of space systems and/or their components for use with NSA cryptographies and cryptographic techniques.

Overview

The Commercial Satellite Protection Program (CSPP) is a specialized segment of the Communication Security (COMSEC) Evaluation Program (CSPP) that provides Information Assurance (IA) design guidance, evaluation, and analysis of space systems and/or their components to manufacturers of commercial communication satellites. The overall mission of the CSPP is to disseminate a culture of compliance in information security to the space industry as a whole, bringing forth enhanced security and availability to customers.

The program is open to all U.S. Government, foreign government, and commercially (foreign or domestic) owned and operated space systems that require the use of National Security Agency (NSA)-approved cryptographies and cryptographic techniques.

The CSPP provides the following:

  • IA guidance and assistance for the design, development, manufacture, acquisition, launch, operation, and decommissioning of space systems.
  • Assessment of the overall security posture of space systems, and identification of IA related vulnerabilities upon the request of the customer.

Process

The CSPP follows the process used for the Commercial COMSEC Evaluation Program and User Partnership Program (UPP).

Please Note: Programs and vendors are encouraged to engage the NSA prior to an awarded contract, and preferably during the requirements development for a program because it assists in the minimization of the cost and schedule risks associated with security requirements and evaluation processes.

Please contact IAD's Client Contact Center for more information.

Last Reviewed: 13 May 2015