Key Interface Profiles (KIP) are the technical specifications that allow access to the Global Information Grid (GIG). Systems need to conform to various KIPs based on desired functionality so they can interface properly with the GIG. KIPs are listed in CJCSI 6212.01E and are divided into three families:

  • Transport Family – covers SATCOM at various frequencies;
  • Computing Infrastructure Family – covers NETOps and computing;
  • Application Enterprise Family – covers Services and Messaging

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Updated: 7/12/2017

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