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controlled cryptographic item (CCI) component

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A device approved by the National Security Agency as a controlled cryptographic item that embodies a cryptographic logic or other cryptographic design, and does not perform the entire the COMSEC function but is dependent upon a host equipment or assembly, to complete and operate the COMSEC function.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NSA/CSS Manual Number 3-16 (COMSEC))