The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Participation, Inc. (TSCP) is a nonprofit 501(C)(6) established in 2002 as a collaborative forum of worldwide stakeholders in the defense industry to address security issues within the collaboration space. TSCP is the only government and industry partnership that has created a framework for secure electronic transmission and sharing of sensitive information internationally.
For TSCP Members—which include major government departments and agencies as well as the largest system integrators and defense manufacturers around the world – this framework enables secure access to other Members’ sensitive data by creating a collaborative environment based on scalable and efficient trust mechanisms. Today, TSCP’s chain of trust has broadened to include government entities and their prime contractors as well as thousands of global suppliers. Its focus has expanded from secure data access to data-centric information protection, particularly as a defense against cyber threats.The chain of trust extends to the defense supply chain. At any given time—within the defense global supply-chain—there are hundreds of thousands of supplier companies working on government contracts, representing roughly 3 to 4 million individuals. The defense supply chain will be able to leverage TSCP specifications, capabilities and business processes as they develop their solution roadmaps. TSCP Members face common issues, and understand the savings in time and money that can be gained through collaborating on the challenges of secure information- sharing. As concerns of cyber threats, data leakage, intellectual property protection, and export control compliance began to rise, the TSCP established an industry approach to protecting sensitive information, an approach based on interoperable trust mechanisms.