Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Communications Security – COMSEC (National Security Systems)

Service Description

Provide agency national security systems support related to the function, operation or use of intelligence, cryptologic and classified storage, processing and communications. This includes the solutions, products, and services used to ensure information availability, integrity, authentication and confidentiality.

What's Included

  • Support of the function, operation, or use of an IT system that involves intelligence activities
  • Support of the function, operation, or use of an IT system involving cryptologic activities related to national security.
  • Support the use of classified systems storage, processing, and of communications using classified information devices.

How We Charge

The costs to provide COMSEC services will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Information

Services are in compliance with the NIST SP 800-59 standards.

The Deputy Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination (OHSEC) must approve all requests for COMSEC services prior to the initiation of work.

Contact the National Security Systems Program Manager for additional information.