Business Programs & Resources

NSA offers a wide variety of programs and opportunities designed to allow companies to work with NSA.

Electronic Invoicing

NSA encourages its vendors to submit invoices electronically in an effort to provide a fast and accurate method to track invoices submitted for payment.


To assist developers in building technologies that can work in our technical ecosystem, NSA has developed GreyBox, a tool used to test, integrate and demonstrate that software can work with NSA's architecture. GreyBox includes mock-ups of interfaces for several common services that are dependencies for multiple mission applications in our classified environments. Developers can use GreyBox in their own unclassified software development facility to assess how well their software can interoperate with our interface. GreyBox is now available through the NSA Acquisition Resource Center (ARC). If your company is already registered in the ARC, you can download GreyBox from the ARC today. If you are not already registered in the ARC, visit Getting Started.

Cybersecurity Collaboration Center

NSA’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center harnesses the power of industry partnerships to prevent and eradicate foreign cyber threats to National Security Systems (NSS), the Department of Defense, and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

Federal Cybersecurity Requirements

Offers federal cybersecurity requirements and what DoD contractors need to know about the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI).

NSA Cybersecurity Resources

NSA provides various cybersecurity advisories, information sheets, and technical guidance.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) recognizes that security is foundational to acquisition and should not be traded along with cost, schedule, and performance moving forward. The Department is committed to working with the DIB sector to enhance the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) within the supply chain.

NSA Programs for Innovation

NSA is seeking innovative ideas, approaches and technologies to facilitate and enhance all of our Missions. To support these efforts, several programs for rapid acquisition and engagement.

Provisional Industrial Security Approval (PISA) Sponsorship Program

NSA's unique clearance sponsorship program for small businesses can help your company start working with NSA.

Technology Security and Export Control

The Office of Technology Security and Export Control (TSEC) provides support to policy formulation, guidance, and issuance with respect to exportation of NSA technology.

Technology Transfer Program

NSA has established a formal Technology Transfer mechanism for openly sharing technologies with commercial, academic, and other government partners.

Unsolicited Proposals

NSA is interested in receiving unique and innovative ideas that satisfy our technology challenges.

Commercial Engagement Center (CEC)

The Commercial Engagement Center (CEC) works with commercial companies to help make us safer at home and abroad. Today more than ever public-private partnerships are needed to protect national security communications and to prevent foreign adversaries from harming our nation and our allies - both physically and in cyberspace.

DoD Small Business Resources

More information on various small business programs within the Department of Defense.

DoD Skillbridge

SkillBridge is an excellent opportunity as you plan for your life after the military. SkillBridge matches civilian opportunities to your job training and work experience at the end of your military duty.