Figure 3-1, AR 380-19
Sample format of an accreditation statement
The preceding illustration is an example of an accreditation statement. This statement was issued by
the Commander of the 2d Brigade, 52d Infantry Division.
One of the things you are being trained to do is to conduct a security inspection. If you are
inspecting a unit's computer security program, you would ask for the accreditation statements for
their computers. Then, you would have to compare the accreditation statements against the actual
operation to make sure that the unit was operating its computers like, it was authorized to operate
them. In the accreditation statement, the DAA states what the unit is authorized to do, and if they are
doing anything else, that's "not operating as documented." Along with the statement, you would also
ask the ISSO for the accreditation document/security plan which was used to request this
accreditation. The following are some common problems and areas that must be checked.