NSA Mobility Program
The National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) is pleased to announce the evolution of its Mobility Capability Package (CP) into Mobile Access CP v1.0 (Cellular and Trusted Hotspot Access).
Mobile Access CP v1.0 builds on the previous Mobility CP v2.3; new features will include Data at Rest (DAR) and the ability to register against this CP - a first for Mobility solutions. A registerable CP enables NSA customers to leverage the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) process – building and testing in accordance with the approved CP, selecting components from the CSfC Components List, and registering their solution with NSA.
In its end state, the Mobile Access CP will specify requirements for secure voice and data (all applications) using public wireless and cellular user access, up to TS//SCI.
Mobile Access CP v1.0 (Cellular and Trusted Hotspot) is slated for February 2015, and will provide requirements for secure voice and data (web, email, other apps using TLS at Layer 7), with DAR to protect information up to TS//SCI on National Security Systems. NSA is working with multiple customers developing initial operational solutions that will meet the requirements in this CP.
Subsequent releases of the Mobile Access CP will continue to extend data capabilities and improve security.
The existing Mobility CP v2.3 will be available in the interim as a guidance document, and will be renamed the Mobility Security Guide (MSG). As always, customers desiring to build a solution using the MSG are directed to engage their NSA/IAD Client Advocates before building their solution.
Click here to download the Mobility Security Guide.
For additional information on the CSfC process and other available CPs, see the CSfC website at: http://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/csfc_program.
Date Posted: Feb 29, 2012 | Last Modified: Jul 22, 2014 | Last Reviewed: Jul 22, 2014