Term:Security Assurance

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DSS Glossary

Security Assurance - Written confirmation requested by and exchanged between governments of the security clearance level or eligibility for clearance, of their employees, contractors, and citizens. It includes a statement by a responsible official of a foreign government that the original recipient of U.S. classified information possesses the requisite security clearance and is approved by his or her government for access to information of the security classification involved on behalf of the foreign government and that the recipient will comply with any security requirements specified by the United States. In the case of contractors, the security assurance includes a statement concerning the level of storage capability.