David Ziska: NSA Program Offers Pre-Vetted Commercial Tech Products for Classified Telework

David Ziska: NSA Program Offers Pre-Vetted Commercial Tech Products for Classified Telework
David Ziska CSfC Deputy Director National Security Agency

The U.S. Army and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have turned to a National Security Agency (NSA) program to obtain pre-vetted platforms designed to secure classified government data in remote environments, FedTech Magazine reported Monday.

David Ziska, deputy director of NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified program, said the CSfC inventory has 22 categories across multiple product lines with most of the offerings already familiar to customer agencies.

"With the approved list, the components are more accessible and procurement can be less of a challenge," Ziska added.

The Army implemented tools from the CSfC products list for a pilot program at Fort Gordon in Georgia that aimed to help the service branch's remote workers gain access to its unclassified and classified networks using one computing device.

Meanwhile, AFRL adopted a virtual private network tunnel framework via the CSfC program to support classified telework of senior Air Force leaders.

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