National Information Assurance Policy for Space Systems Used to Support National Security Missions [March 20, 2007] [open pdf - 229KB]
"The primary objective of this policy is to ensure the success of national security missions that use space systems by fully integrating IA into the planning, development, design, launch, sustained operation, and deactivation of those space systems used to collect, generate, process, store, display, or transmit national security information, as well as any supporting or related national security systems. Effective with its date of signature, this policy supersedes National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Policy (NSTISSP) No. 12, National Information Assurance (IA) Policy for U.S. Space Systems (U//FOUO), dated January 2001. Further, National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) No. 49, Subject: National Space Policy, dated 31 August 2006, states that United States national security is critically dependent upon space capabilities, and this dependence will grow. Space activities are also closely linked to the operation of the U.S. Government's critical infrastructures, and have increasingly been leveraged to satisfy national security requirements. Based on the importance of these activities and increasing threats to them, it is imperative that the national-level information assurance (IA) space policy be updated, promulgated, and adopted, further ensuring the availability, confidentiality, authenticity, integrity, and survivability of the national security information environment under a wide range of peace or war time threat scenarios. Also, In accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Secretariat has initiated an Issuance Compliance Process for reporting annual status of Department and Agency implementation of new/revised CNSS Issuances. The first report for the attached policy, which will be promulgated by CNSS action memorandum, is due six months following its issuance."
CNSS Policy No. 12
Committee on National Security Systems: http://www.cnss.gov/