Assurance Engineering (IAE) for Space Systems
P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
space programs have experienced difficulty with the complexities
of Information Assurance (IA) acquisition and engineering. Much
of the problem is attributed to the difficulty in mapping the
myriad of information assurance policies to tasking and deliverables.
With many players involved in space system acquisition, tasks
and deliverables may be assigned to individuals from a wide
range of organizations, including:
program office staff
SETA support to
the program office
To date, the assignment of IA tasks on space programs has varied
greatly, causing confusion, duplication of effort, missed tasking,
and diminished productivity among program participants. The
lack of a true IA engineering approach further complicates the
acquisition of space systems.
The proposed tutorial will focus on defining contractor responsibilities
and prescribe their role in executing a successful development
of IA in space systems. In our approach, the program office
manages the acquisition, the certifier performs an IA assessment,
and the contractor performs the engineering. The goal of the
tutorial is to present guidance for an IA engineering approach
that strongly integrates with the overall space systems engineering
Lelesi and Charles Lavine, The Aerospace Corporation
Lelesi: Mr. Lelesi has worked in the information assurance
industry for over 10 years performing vulnerability assessments
and information assurance engineering. Currently, Mr. Lelesi
is a Manager for information assurance at the Aerospace Corporation.
Charles Lavine: Mr. Lavine has worked in the information assurance
industry for over 15 years-all at the Aerospace Corporation.
He has participated in the NSA's product evaluation programs
as well as performing information assurance engineering support
for several space systems. Mr. Lavine is the Director of Aerospace's
Information Assurance Technology Department.
ideal student is someone who needs to specify, design, or evaluate
a DoD network or information system with an emphasis toward
space systems. This tutorial will also be applicable to the
Intelligence Community. Attendees should receive the following
benefits from participation in this tutorial:
· Understand industry approach to developing IA in National
· Enhance your understanding an IA architecture
· Learn to translate architecture into requirements
· Gain an enhanced awareness of industry IA development deliverables
· Learn necessary skills to assess industry progress in the
area of IA during system development