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Minimum Requirements

To be eligible to participate in the DIB CS/IA program, a DIB company must:

  • Have or acquire DoD-approved medium assurance External Certificate Authority (ECA) certificates.
  • Have an existing active Facility Security Clearance (FCL) granted under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) (see DoD 5220.22-M) with approved safeguarding for at least Secret information (
  • Have or acquire a Communication Security (COMSEC) account in accordance with the NISP Operating Manual (NISPOM), Chapter 9, Section 4.
  • Obtain access to DoD's secure voice and data transmission system supporting the DIB CS/IA program.
  • Own or operate an unclassified information system that processes, stores, or transmits DoD information.
  • Execute the standardized Framework Agreement (FA), which implements the requirements set forth in title 32 CFR part 236 sections 236.4 through 236.6.

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