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The relevant U.S. Forces Command (USFORSCOM) or host nation must approve the use of wireless equipment prior to operation of such equipment outside the United States and Its Possessions (US&P).


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-14844 WIR0100 SV-15612r5_rule EBCR-1 Low
When using a wireless system outside of the US&P, host nation wireless spectrum regulations must be followed. Otherwise the system could interfere with or be disrupted by host nation communications systems.
Harris SecNet 11 / 54 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2011-10-07


Check Text ( C-13274r3_chk )
1. Verify existence of approval documentation signed by U.S. Forces Command or host nation representatives.
2. In accordance with DoD policy, users of non-licensed devices that are intended for use outside of the US&P must submit appropriate forms (DD 1494) for host nation coordination/approval. This is not necessary when it is well known that the host nation makes wide use of the same WLAN protocols as the DoD (i.e., 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n). However, this should be verified. Most noteworthy is that WLAN equipment in Japan uses 802.11j which operates in the 4.9 to 5.0 GHz band. WLAN equipment based on other standards interferes with such equipment in Japan.
3. Mark as a finding if approval documentation does not exist or is not available for verification.
Fix Text (F-14435r2_fix)
The IAO will ensure required approvals are received before wireless equipment / system is activated.