Data and Services Deployment (DSD)
Secured Availability (SA)
Shared Infrastructure Environment
Computing Infrastructure Readiness (CIR)
Communications Readiness (CR)
NetOps Agility (NOA)
Overview and Summary Information (AV-1)
Integrated Dictionary (AV-2)
DoD IE Vision (CV-1)
Capability Taxonomy (CV-2)
Capability to Operational Activities Mapping (CV-6)
Capability to Services Mapping (CV-7)
High-Level Operational Concept Graphic (OV-1)
Operational Activity Decomposition Tree (OV-5a)
Operational Rules Model (OV-6a)
Services Context Description (SvcV-1)
Services Functionality Description (SvcV-4)
Standards Profile (Std V-1)
IE Capabilities Description
The net-centric vision requires a dependable, reliable, ubiquitous network that eliminates stovepipes and responds to dynamic scenarios by bringing power to the edge. To ensure effective information transport, a close relationship must exist between the computing infrastructure, intelligence and network operations priorities to support access to GIG services.
Data transport to all users across multiple security domains presents a challenge in current technology. Seamless access to standardized services from anywhere on the GIG is a primary goal. All data must be available to all authorized users in all places and at all times. Additionally, the ability to rapidly deploy, expand or redeploy infrastructure elements is essential. Recovery of systems from damage or failure is necessary to provide GIG access in mission critical situations. Thus, reliability, maintainability and availability are elements that require significant focus. Interoperability between systems and technologies is also paramount to seamless access.
The CR priority focuses on the communications infrastructure and supporting processes that ensure information transport is available for all users (both fixed and mobile) across the GIG. This infrastructure includes physical networks, protocols, waveforms, transmission systems, facilities, associated spectrum management capabilities and other assets that provide: 1) wireless line-of-sight, 2) SATCOM and other beyond-line-of-sight, 3) fiber optic and traditional wireline, and all other physical transmission media. The priority is built on a core foundation of transport elements, with the advancement of technology, which will support the full scope of network convergence for voice, data, and video across multiple security levels.
Enabling Communications Readiness Environment
Integrating net-centric concepts into the information transport environment will require careful planning and collaboration across the Department. Changes in the environment will need to be reflected in policy, procedure and guidance to ensure that transport planning (capacity, quality of equipment/technology, redundancy) is fully supported. Transport's near-term focus is on:
Full testing of interoperability, equipment configuration (internal and interconnection), new technologies, and pilot programs will help ensure that the best equipment, services and modular deployments are kept current, constantly improved and are field ready. Embedding these elements within the DoD's acquisition processes will be one of the most critical factors in the Department's ability to realize an information transport environment that supports the goals of net-centric information availability.
Principles and Business Rules
The Communciations Readiness principle and rules detailed on the next page are established to reduce complexity and cost, increase reliability, accommodate change, and implement GIG technical direction.