• Computing infrastructure must support all missions of the Department, and provide the edge with effective, on-demand, secure access to shared spaces and information assets across functional, security, national, and interagency domains.
  • Consolidation of computing infrastructure fixed-node operations is a desired result for cost efficiencies. It shall not be accomplished, however, at the expense of degrading mission capabilities and operational effectiveness.
  • Computing infrastructure must be able to provide secure, dynamic, computing platform-agnostic and location-independent data storage.
  • Computing infrastructure hosting environments must evolve and adapt to meet the emerging needs of applications and the demands of rapidly increasing services.
  • Computing infrastructure shall be consolidated, to the greatest extent possible, so that fixed global/regional and deployed virtual CI resources are used efficiently.
  • Computing infrastructure shall be computing platform agnostic and location independent in providing transparent real-time provisioning and allocation of shared resources.
  • Computing infrastructure shall be responsive to and supportive of the capability needs and requirements of the edge environment, despite intermittent connectivity or limited bandwidth.
  • Physical implementation of computing infrastructure shall include transparent interfaces to users to minimize, if not eliminate, degradation in performance and Quality of Service.
  • Computing infrastructure capabilities must be robust and agile to respond to increased computing demand, data storage, and shared space requirements.
  • Shared computing and data storage resources shall be capable of being discoverable and accessible for virtual management and control across the GIG.
  • All GIG computing infrastructure facilities must be accredited, certified, and approved by DoD-designated authorities.