SSC Pacific
Information Assurance Division


  • Plan, manage, and execute Information Assurance (IA) programs and services for our customers focused on:
    • Fleet and Warfighter needs
    • Innovation, disciplined system engineering and continuous process improvement
    • Interoperability and commercial standards based solutions
    • Tech transition and rapid delivery of capabilities

Competency Definition 

  • Scientific and engineering activities that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation
  • Development and deployment of technical measures to protect and defend:
    • Networks, cyber systems, computers, and information from disruption, denial, degradation, or destruction and for the restoration of information and information systems
  • Primary IA service provider for Team SPAWAR in supporting the warfighter
  • Supports multiple warfighting and Homeland Defense missions, including Information Operations (as a supporting capability)

Competency Structure, Core Capabilities, and Current Projects 

5.8.1 Cryptographic and Key Management

  • Engineering related to the development or acquisition of new Type 1 and Type 2 and commercial Cryptographic Key Management solutions

Current Projects:

  • In-Line Network Equipment (INE) expertise
  • High Assurance IP Encryption (HAIPE) product validation of industry products
  • HAIPE tools development for the testing and compliancy of high assurance products with standards and specifications
  • Support for the development of HAIPE interoperability requirements and adherence to commercial security standards (IPSec)
  • Multi-Service Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) engineering support
  • Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) engineering support
  • Unmanned vehicles IA services
  • Link-16 / Link 22 security engineering support

5.8.2  Computer Network Defense – Cyber Security 

Current Projects:

  • Computer Network Defense (CND) - Afloat design / engineering / test
  • Navy Cyber Situational Awareness
  • Computer Network Defense Assist Team (CNDAT)
  • Cyber Security Inspection Support (CSI Support)
  • Intelligent Agent Security Manager (IASM)
  • Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager (VRAM)
  • Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System-Maritime (CENTRIXS-M) / Multi-Level Security (MLS)
  • P550 CVN-78 C4I IA engineering
  • Outside Continental United States Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-NET)
  • Enhanced Polar System Gateway (EPS)
  • Joint Cross Domain eXhange (JCDX)
  • P582 Next Generation Network (NGEN) System Engineering and Integration (SE&I) IA engineering
  • SSC Pacific NetSec group (in coordination with LANT NetSec) to ensure secure operation of the SSC RDT&E network.
  • JTRS acquisition system documents inputs / reviews / recommendations
  • Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) account management
  • SPAWAR Inter-Agency Support to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) S&T
  • Marine Force Cyber (MARFORCYBER) services
  • CND S&T initiative
  • Navy Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) implementation
  • IA engineering support for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES)
  • USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) Class Security Architecture /  IA Systems Engineering

5.8.3  Information Assurance Systems Security Engineering   

  • Employs a systems engineering approach to conceive, design, develop, verify and validate IA insertion into DoD and Federal information systems 

Current Projects: C&A projects range from very short term (< 6 months) to projects extending over several years.  Sample projects include:

  •  DIACAP/DCID C&A packages for Designated Approving Authority (DAA) decisions
  • Designated Information Assurance Manager (IAM) and IAM/PM support
    • Secure Wide Area Network (SWAN)
    • Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
    • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Transformation Program
    • DIACAP & Platform Information Technology (PIT) Support to Naval Facilities (NAVFACs) / P583
    • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Engineering (NGA-E)
    • PMW 770
    • Enterprise Mission Assurance Support System (eMASS)
    • Enterprise Engineering and Certification (E2C)
  • C&A of Non Navy/Non DoD systems


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Updated: 2/6/2013 1:07 PM EST   Published (1.0)