8 February 1999
The CECOM Communications Security Logistics Activity (CCSLA) located at Fort Huachuca, Arizona is a part of the Communications Electronics Command located at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. CCSLA's 153 Military and Civilian employees manage all of the Communications Security (COMSEC) material for the U.S. Army. CCSLA is the central COMSEC procurement agent for the U.S. Army and also acts as DOD executive agent for a number of issues pertaining to Information Security (INFOSEC).
CCSLA is a DOD leader in applying the principals of Total Quality Management, our former Director, Richard Dion, was awarded the John Macy Award for Outstanding Leadership for 1995, an honor bestowed on only one DOD Civilian each year. CCSLA was one of the first DOD activities to utilize self-managing teams throughout its structure and in so doing allowed for a "natural down sizing" as the need for specialized experts was reduced or eliminated.
CCSLA is a "One-Stop COMSEC Store" that can provide procurement, accounting, logistics management, publications and training on a wide variety on COMSEC and INFOSEC material. CCSLA's automation department has designed state of the art logistics management software that is used throughout the government.
With the assignment of CCSLA as the MISSI executive, we will continue to be a major player in the world of Information Security into the 2000's.
The area around Fort Huachuca is rich in history and contains some of the best preserved artifacts of Cloves man yet found. To the west about 20 miles lies the town of Sonoita where paleontologists have recently uncovered a nearly complete skeleton of an unknown dinosaur. Sixteen miles to the northeast is the town of Tombstone, "The Town to Tough to Die" , when you visit make sure that you see the OK Corral site of the famous shoot out between the Clanton and the Erps. While 30 miles to the east is the town of Bisbee, home of "Bisbee Blue", gem quality turquoise. If you visit this place be sure to include a visit to the Copper Queen mine, an underground trip that if more than interesting it's one way to cool off during the hot summer.
Providing support around the world, CCSLA maintains Logistics Assistance
Offices in Germany, Hawaii and here in Yongsan, Korea (where this page is
located). All CCSLA LARs have DDN address if you prefer to use E-Mail. You
may send E-Mail by clicking here:
E-Mail to CCSLAs LARs.
To find out more about how our LARs can provide assistance to help manage your INFOSEC needs click here Jump to LARs page.
Well enough about us, here are some interesting links that you might like to follow (the last time we looked they worked, but you know how things are):
Declassified Satellite Photographs. Do to an executive order earlier this year the US government has released many cold war satellite images of the former Soviet Union, check them out here. http://edcwww. cr.usgs.gov/dclass/dclass.html
Home page of Fort Huachuca, Arizona.. Contains links to other areas on post, provides additional information about the mission of Ft. Huachuca. http://huachuca-usaic.army. mil
Anonymous FTP sites and popular downloadable files for the PC (2K) Description of anonymous FTP . About the downloadable files . Short description of where to find PC anonymous FTP sites . Full list of the best anonymous FTP sites . pkzip.exe: Latest version of PKZIP (~200K) . fprot. zip: Latest version of ... ---  http://proper.com:70/pc/ files
Equipment Products (EP) Division is the lead for logistics support of COMSEC equipment within the Army. EP's three permanent multidisciplined teams provide logistics support for COMSEC equipment throughout its life-cycle, supporting them from "lust to dust"! The logistics functions performed in EP are maintenance engineering and management, integrated material management, technical publication authoring, COMSEC Depot management and budgeting, and other Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) functions. Just recently EP established a special team to provide support for the Multilevel Information System Security Initiative (MISSI).
The EP Teams' maintenance engineering and management functions include:
Integrated Material Management. The EP Team's integrated material management functions include:
Technical publications authoring. The EP teams' technical publications authoring functions include writing, coordinating, and processing for release Department of the Army COMSEC:
Integrated Logistics Support (ILS). The EP teams' ILS functions include:
One EP Team has the responsibility for coordinating the COMSEC Depot management and budgeting functions for CCSLA. These functions include:
This team is responsible for providing centralized management of all MISSI products for Army. MISSI is the DOD's effort to provide security solutions in support of the Joint Warfighter. MISSI will provide a "Tool Box" of security products that can be used to construct secure computer networks in support of a wide variety of mission. MISSI will provide the Army with the cohesive security architecture that will eventually lead us to true accomplishment of Multi-Level Security (MLS) as envisioned by the Army Enterprise Strategy. ODISC4 appointed CCSLA as the Executive Agent for the MISSI program with responsibility for managing and controlling the infusion of MISSI products into the Army inventory. CCSLA established the MISSI Team to manage this vital program. Some of the functions the MISSI Team is responsible for are:
MISSI products consists of:
The mission of the Key Product Division is to perform key material distribution management; audit/inspect COMSEC accounts; approve COMSEC facilities; centrally account for designated cryptographic material, and to adjudicate COMSEC incidents/ insecurities.
Oversee all centrally CMCS accountable COMSEC material within the Army. Primary responsibilities are to open/close COMSEC accounts; maintain current management data; inventory reconciliation on semi-annual basis; relief of accountability for custodians, and maintain historical data on receipt, destruction, and securities on COMSEC material.
Manage the distribution of COMSEC keying material for all Army users on a worldwide basis. Primary responsi- bilities are to maintain inventory and management data base; order and schedule initial distribution of new key; compute future key material requirements; resupply of key for on-going missions; develop and distribute the ARKAG-1 and ARKAG-2; and maintain contingency key for emergency requirements.
Audit and inspect all Army COMSEC accounts and approve COMSEC facilities on a worldwide basis. Primary responsibilities are to verify adherence to COMSEC policy and procedures; physical inventory of all COMSEC accountable material to each COMSEC account; ensure standard operating procedures (SOP) and emergency plans are in place; verify credentials of custodians and alternates, advise and correct practices dangerous to security.
Evaluate each physical, cryptographic, personnel and Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI) COMSEC incident to determine if it is an insecurity. Primary responsibilities are to maintain a central data base of Army COMSEC incidents/insecurities; evaluate the severity of each case and determine the threat to National Security; COMSEC advisor of regulatory corrective measures and prevention of recurrence of incidents; close each case after investigation is complete, allowing relief of accountability to responsible party.
There are three types of COMSEC publications managed by USA CCSLA, within the Army.
The first type is those produced by the National Security Agency (NSA). I will call this type NSA CONTROLLED COMSEC (NCC) pubs. NCC pubs are accountable/ controlled within the COMSEC Material Control System, e.g., COMSEC equipment maintenance manuals (KAMs), and COMSEC operating instruction manuals (KAOs). NCC pubs are requisitioned through Army Logistics Channels from CCSLA, ATTN: SELCL-KP-KEY, telephone number (520) 538-7560, DSN 879-7560 or 1-800-662-2123 extension 7560.
The second type of COMSEC pubs are Army published documents dealing with COMSEC policy, procedures, equipment operation, and maintenance. Army COMSEC pubs are requisitioned through the Standard Army Publications System (STARPUBS). Army equipment technical manuals (TM), technical bulletins (TB), the Index of COMSEC Publications (DA PAM 25-35), and the TB 380-41 are examples of this type of publications. The third type is NSA Limited Maintenance Manuals (LMM). NSA LMMs are produced by NSA but are ordered via the same channels as Army COMSEC pubs - STARPUBS.
For answers to general questions on Army TM and NSA LMM, call (520) 538-8260 or DSN 879-8260.
All COMSEC publications are now produced in paper, but plans are in the works to covert to a CD-ROM delivery media. Some Army TM are already converted to digital files and will shortly be available on CD. The delivery software on the CD is Adobe Acrobat. An Acrobat reader will be on the disks. The minimum PC configuration needed to play these is a 386 with a CD drive.
CCSLA Technical Support Branch (TSB) is charged with the responsibility of providing New Equipment Training (NET) for all users of COMSEC Equipment. Training sessions are conducted with Active Army, National Guard, Reserves and Allied users. Training can be conducted 'on-site' or 'in-house'; in other words we will come to you or you come to us.
The TSB's primary mission is to conduct New Equipment Training (NET) in conjunction with the Army fielding of new Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) or Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment fielding. We are currently preparing for NET for KY-99A, MINTERM and KY-100, AIRTERM.
We also conduct classes in Revised Battlefield Electronic Communications-Electronics Operating Instructions System (RBECS) and in Army COMSEC Commodity Logistics Accounting and Information Management System (ACCLAIMS) Level IV(AL4). We try to conduct these classes monthly in-house at CCSLA, but can provide a mobile training team when the requesting unit can fund our expenses. We have fax-back information sheets available upon request.
We also can provide technical assistance on about any item of COMSEC equipment. We have a small lab and can recreate several systems found in the field, and can help try to resolve any trouble the field encounters. Often, if we cannot recreate the situation, we can work with either local units, the item manager, or Depot to do so. This also includes any procedures outlined in the KAM, KAO, TB or TM.
On a limited basis, we also provide sustainment training on any currently fielded CCI or COMSEC equipment. We consider TSB the primary source for Full Maintenance Training and an alternative to Ft Gordon and other locations for Limited Maintenance training.
GIVE US FEEDBACK
To provide better support, we need you to identify to us, any future training needs or issues that you have. We would welcome opportunities to provide training at this location with the annual Global Information Partnership Conference (GIPC) or other events in the area. As an alternative, if a centrally located unit could sponsor our travel to an area, we could also notify our 'major' customers and let them know of upcoming training at that centrally located area. We might also provide sustainment training with NET when we are at the sponsor's areas post. Then, the sponsor's unit would only have to fund the extended TDY (plus any shipping costs involved) at the location and not the travel. All this would have to be coordinated and the sponsor's unit would have to provide the necessary materials and equipment and have at least six to eight students, depending on the training to be conducted.
WAYS TO REACH US
If we can be of any assistance to you, call or drop us a letter or E-mail. Our E-mail address is New Equipment Training "firstname.lastname@example.org" or "email@example.com," the first one being our primary address. By DSN, reach us at 879-8380/8372 or fax 7517. CCSLA has a toll free number, 800/662-2123 plus the four digit extension you are trying to reach.
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AN/CYZ-10, 10A, DATA TRANSFER DEVICE (DTD)
KG-40, SERIAL/PARALLEL, ELECTRONIC DATA DIGITAL KEY GENERATOR
KG-84A, DEDICATED LOOP ENCRYPTION DEVICE, KG-84C
KG-95 TRUNK ENCRYPTION DEVICE
KG-194, TRUNK ENCRYPTION DEVICE
KG-194A, TRUNK ENCRYPTION DEVICES
KGR-66 (KUTA RECEIVER)
KGR-68 (TELEMETRY DECRYPTOR)
KGV-68 (NOBLEMAN TELEMETRY ENCRYPTOR/DECRYPTOR)
KIR-1C, IDENTIFICATION, FRIEND OR FOE INTERROGATOR COMPUTER
KIV-7, HIGH SPEED
KIV-19, TRUNK ENCRYPTION DEVICE
KL-43C/F, AUTOMANUAL SYSTEM
KY-68, DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER VOICE TERMINAL
KY-90, SECURE DIGITAL NET INTERFACE UNIT
KY-99, 99A, MINTERM TERMINAL
KYK-13, KYX-15/15A, KOI-18 (COMMON FILL DEVICES)
KYV-5 COMSEC MODULE
SECURE TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT (STE)
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