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Committee on National Security Systems, Policy on Wireless Communications: Protecting National Security Information, CNSSP No. 17 (May 2010) (full-text).


The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) issued this policy to help U.S. federal agencies better safeguard National Security Information (NSI) during wireless transmission and delivery, while stored on mobile systems, and while stored on fixed systems that can be accessed by wireless media.

It addressed the use of wireless technologies in areas where NSI is discussed or processed. It also assigns responsibilities for improving the security posture of the Executive Departments and Agencies (D/A), and provides references for a minimum set of security measures required for the use of wireless technologies in a national security environment.