National Policy on Certification and Accreditation of National Security Systems (U) [open pdf - 231KB]
"The national security community, in order to ensure the security of National Security Systems, is developing cost-effective policies, procedures, and methodologies for the certification and accreditation (C&A) of national telecommunications and information systems. This C&A policy for National Security Systems will begin to provide the community with standard methodologies for C&A processes, assign authority and responsibilities, and lay a basis for mutual recognition of certification results. This policy supersedes NSTISSP Policy No. 6, 'National Policy on Certification and Accreditation of National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems,' dated 8 April 1994. Representatives of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) may obtain additional copies of this policy at the address below. U.S. Government contractors are to contact their appropriate government agency or Contracting Officer Representative regarding distribution of this document."
CNSS Policy No. 6
Committee on National Security Systems: http://www.cnss.gov/