Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3505-002

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Office of the Chief Information Officer

Wireless Networking Security Policy

1. Purpose

a. This policy establishes the requirements for the secure implementation of wireless networking technology within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) information systems and data environments. This policy applies to all wireless networking equipment, software and services used for official USDA purposes.

b. This policy does not include wireless devices that do not directly connect to a general support system access point (e.g., Bluetooth, wireless keyboards, wireless mice, personal digital assistant (PDA).)

c. This policy adheres to the guidance identified in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Appendix F as:

Identifier

Family

Class

AC-1

Access Control

Technical

AC-17

Access Control

Technical

 

 

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