NSTSSI Security Education Standards
1. DOCUMENTING MISSION NEED a. Knowledge and/or Awareness of Security Laws 1) identify relevant nation-state security laws, treaties, and/or agreements; 2) interpret nation-state security laws, treaties, and/or agreements in relation to mission accomplishment; 3) relate the identified nation-state security laws, treaties, and/or agreements to the mission needs; 4) discuss identified nation-state security laws, treaties, and/or agreements with involved site personnel; and 5) explain interpretation in support or denial of certification to involved site personnel. b. Coordination with Related Disciplines 1) identify the related disciplines required for accomplishing the IS certification; and 2) discuss mission-specific discipline relationships and IS requirements with involved site personnel. c. Understand Mission 1) study the mission critical elements, to include system mission, functions, and system interfaces; 2) verify that mission critical elements are completely identified (e.g., operational procedures and classification requirements); 3) confirm the mission description is complete as it relates to documented IS needs, to include system life cycle; 4) discuss the interpretation of mission critical elements in support or denial of certification with involved site personnel; and 5) research and discuss mission operational environment (e.g., charter, scope of authorities, activation call-up procedures, Information Warfare Condition (INFOCON) processes). d. Contingency Planning 1) assess the need for contingency planning; 2) study the identified critical contingency elements; 3) confirm that the critical elements of mission contingency planning have been identified in relation to the specific operational environment; 4) discuss the critical contingency elements and IS requirements in relation to mission accomplishment to assure system recovery and reconstitution; 5) explain the appraisal in support or denial of certification to involved site personnel; and 6) verify that the documented mission need elements are identified in the critical system contingency plan.