(U//FOUO) DoD Manual: Computer Network Defense (CND) Service Provider Certification Process

The following manual is part of a series of “limited release” DoD doctrine publications that are not released to the public.

Manual O-8530.1: Department of Defense Computer Network Defense (CND) Service Provider Certification and Accreditation Process

  • 43 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • December 17, 2003


This Manual is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 0-8530.1, “Computer Network  Defense (CND),” January 8, 2001.  It provides direction to the DoD Components for obtaining Certification and Accreditation (C&A) of their Computer Network Defense Services (CNDS).

This Manual applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as “the DoD Components”), all DoD-owned or -controlled information systems that receive, process, store, display or transmit DoD information, regardless of mission assurance category, classification or sensitivity, including but not limited to:

DoD information systems that support special environments, e.g., Special Access Programs (SAP) and Special Access Requirements (SAR), as supplemented by the special needs of the program, platform IT interconnections, e.g., weapons systems, sensors, medical technologies or utility distribution systems, external networks, information systems under contract to the Department of Defense, outsourced  information-based processes such as those supporting e-Business or e-Commerce processes, information systems of Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities, stand-alone information systems, mobile computing devices such as laptops, handhelds, and personal digital assistants operating in either wired or wireless mode and other information technologies as may be developed.

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