NSA & DoD Regulations

Regulations set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Defense (DoD)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8500.1, assigns responsibilities to Defense Agencies to write an Information Assurance Policy for the DoD and DoD Components. Section 5.8 gives the National Security Agency (NSA) the responsibility to write policy for the sanitization of information. The NSA tasks the Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR) with responsibility to determine procedures and products to ensure that classified information cannot be recovered, whether that information is on magnetic media, CD, paper, key tape etc. Products that pass their evaluation are then listed in various Evaluated Products Lists.

In addition, many DoD components and government agencies write their own information assurance policies. These regulations generally refer back to the NSA for guidance and because these regulations are updated infrequently, it's best to refer back to the NSA for the latest guidance.

Using an NSA approved degausser takes the guesswork out of choosing a degausser; you do not have to trust a manufacturer's word alone.

Let us help ensure your compliance. Call 1-800-225-7554 or complete the form below to get a copy of the NSA's most current evaluated products list and media sanitation regulations.

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