Policies

The policies presented under this topic address national security systems issues from a broad perspective. They establish national-level goals and objectives, all of which are binding upon all U.S. Government departments and agencies.
Documents
File Type Title/Description
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CNSSP 1
National Policy for Safeguarding and Control of COMSEC Material

Release Date: 09/30/2004, File Size: 94153

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CNSSP 3
National Policy for Granting Access to U.S. Classified Cryptographic Information

Release Date: 10/01/2007, File Size: 110218

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CNSSP 7
Policy on the use of Commercial Solutions to Protect National Security Systems

Release Date: 12/09/2015, File Size: 330016

Supercedes CNSSAM 01-15

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CNSSP 8 This document is designated FOUO
Release and Transfer of USG Cryptologic NSS Tec Sec Mat'l, Info, and Techniques to Foreign Govts

Release Date: 08/01/2012, File Size: 302728

This policy implements the CNSS’ responsibility to approve the release of US Government (USG) cryptologic national security systems technical security material, information, and techniques and assists the National Manager for U.S. national security systems in implementing his responsibility under paragraph 7.e. of NSD 42 to conduct foreign computer security and communications security liaison, including entering into agreements with foreign governments and with international organizations, except for those foreign intelligence relationships conducted for intelligence purposes by the Director of Central Intelligence.

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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CNSSP 10 This document is designated FOUO
(U) NATIONAL POLICY GOVERNING USE OF APPROVED SECURITY CONTAINERS IN INFORMATION SECURITY APPLICATIONS

Release Date: 12/16/2004, File Size: 555072

NATIONAL POLICY GOVERNING USE OF APPROVED SECURITY CONTAINERS IN INFORMATION SECURITY APPLICATIONS

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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CNSSP 11
Acquisition of Information Assurance (IA) and IA-Enabled Information Technology (IT) Products

Release Date: 06/01/2013, File Size: 451415

Supersedes NSTISSP-11, dated July 2003

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CNSSP 12
CYBERSECURITY POLICY FOR SPACE SYSTEMS USED TO SUPPORT NATIONAL SECURITY MISSIONS

Release Date: 02/06/2018, File Size: 502586

The primary objective of this policy is to help ensure the success of NSM that use space systems, by fully integrating cybersecurity into the planning, development, design, launch, sustained operation, and decommissioning of those space systems used to collect, generate, process, store, display, transmit, or receive National Security Information (NSI), as well as any supporting or related infrastructure.

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CNSSP 14
Rel of IA Products and Services to Auth U.S. Persons or Activities Not a Part of Fed. Govt

Release Date: 11/01/2002, File Size: 99800

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CNSSP 15
Use of Public Standards for Secure Information Sharing

Release Date: 10/20/2016, File Size: 259854

Specifies the use of public standards for cryptographic protocol and algorithm interoperability to protect National Security Systems (NSS)

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CNSSP 16 This document is designated FOUO
National Policy for the Destruction of COMSEC Paper Material

Release Date: 01/10/2006, File Size: 965547

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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CNSSP 17
Policy on Wireless Systems

Release Date: 01/31/2014, File Size: 213242

This policy also assigns responsibilities for improving the security posture of the U.S. Government Executive Departments and Agencies (D/As), and provides references for a minimum set of security measures required for the use of wireless technologies in a national security environment. This document supersedes CNSSP 17 - dated 01 May 2010

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CNSSP 18
National Policy on Classified Information Spillage

Release Date: 06/01/2006, File Size: 86583

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CNSSP 19
National Policy Governing the Use of High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE) Products

Release Date: 06/01/2013, File Size: 178808

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CNSSP 21
National Cybersecurity Policy on Enterprise Architecture Frameworks for National Security Systems

Release Date: 07/30/2016, File Size: 714042

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CNSSP 22
Cybersecurity Risk Management Policy

Release Date: 08/31/2016, File Size: 261429

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CNSSP 24
Policy on Assured Information Sharing (AIS) for National Security Systems (NSS)

Release Date: 05/01/2010, File Size: 167465

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CNSSP 25
National Policy for Public Key Infrastructure in National Security Systems

Release Date: 12/11/2017, File Size: 299990

CNSSP 25, National Policy for Public Key Infrastructure in National Security Systems provides for a National Security Systems (NSS) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) on Secret networks.

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CNSSP 26 This document is designated FOUO
National Policy on Reducing the Risk of Removable Media for National Security Systems

Release Date: 07/24/2013, File Size: 288146

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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CNSSP 28
Cybersecurity of Unmanned National Security Systems

Release Date: 07/06/2018, File Size: 457437

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CNSSP 29
National Secret Enclave Connection Policy

Release Date: 05/01/2013, File Size: 355206

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CNSSP 30
Cryptographic Key Protection

Release Date: 12/28/2017, File Size: 489399

This issuance provides requirements on cryptographic key protection for national security systems. Cryptographic key protection is an essential security characteristic of cryptographic products.

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CNSSP 300 This document is designated FOUO
National Policy on Control of Compromising Emanations

Release Date: 01/11/2006, File Size: 185053

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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NSTISSP 5 This document is designated FOUO
National Policy for Incident Response and Vulnerability Reporting for National Security Systems

Release Date: 01/11/2006, File Size: 50943

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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NSTISSP 101
National Policy on Securing Voice Communications

Release Date: 09/14/1999, File Size: 97216

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NSTISSP 200
National Policy on Controlled Access Protection

Release Date: 07/15/1987, File Size: 113878

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