The Communications Security (COMSEC) Cryptographic Systems Program procures, tests and fields COMSEC solutions to secure the Army’s Tactical and Enterprise Networks. It is not a program of record, and therefore has no ACAT level; however, if it were, it would rival many ACAT III programs due to its overall lifecycle cost. New and emerging architectures, and DoD and Army policy, are driving the need to replace the current inventory with technologically advanced, network-centric, global-information-compliant devices. The new devices will
incorporate Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Requirements Oversight Council-directed cryptographic standardization, advanced key management and network-centric performance capabilities.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER:
The Cryptographic Systems Program enables the Army to equip the force with critical cryptographic solutions and services during peacetime, wartime and contingency operations.