Archives: Acq Notes

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Information Technology

Defense Information System Agency (DISA)

  The Defense Information System Agency (DISA) is a Combat Support Agency comprised of military, federal civilian, and our contractor partners. DISA provides the network, computing infrastructure, and enterprise services to support information sharing and decision making within the DoD and federal agencies. The mission of DISA is to provide command and control capabilities and …

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Defense Business Systems (DBS)

Note: Canceled: DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System,” Enclosure 12 and replaced by the Business Capability Acquisition Cycle (BCAS) A Defense Business Systems (DBS) are an information system, other than a national security system (NSS), operated by, for, or on behalf of DoD, including financial systems, mixed systems, financial feeder systems, and Information Technology (IT) …

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Cyberspace

Cyberspace is the global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers. Cyberspace can be viewed as three layers (physical, logical, and social) made up of five components (geographic, physical network, logical network, cyber persona, and persona). …

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Configuration Management Information System (CMIS)

The DoD Configuration Management Information System (CMIS) supports the configuration, engineering, and technical data management functions of the Department of Defense (DoD) community with a standard Web-Based Automated Information System (AIS). The primary objective of CMIS is to provide the DoD community with a standard AIS to support CM activities. The CM activities supported are: …

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Financial Management

Compliance with Information Enterprise

To comply with the DoD Information Enterprise requirements for an acquisition program throughout its life-cycle, a Program Manager (PM) should: [1] Meet the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) requirements in producing architectural views. Meet the DODAF Meta-model (DM2) Physical Exchange Specification (PES) requirements for sharing/reusing architecture data. Meet the DoD Information Technology (IT) Standards Registry (DISR) …

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Financial Management

Automated Information System (AIS)

An Automated Information System (AIS) is a system of computer hardware, computer software, data, and/or telecommunications that performs functions such as collecting, processing, storing, transmitting, and displaying information. Program Managers (PM) for acquisitions of AIS applications are responsible for coordinating with organizations that will host (run) the applications early in the acquisition process.  The PM …

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Acquisition Information Assurance Strategy

The Acquisition Information Assurance (IA) Strategy provides documentation that ensures that the program has an information assurance strategy that is consistent with DoD policies, standards, and architectures, to include relevant standards. The Program Manager (PM) develops the Acquisition IA Strategy to help the program office organize and coordinate its approach to identifying and satisfying IA …

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Information Support Plan (ISP)

An Information Support Plan (ISP) describes a systems dependencies and interface requirements in sufficient detail to enable testing and verification of Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS) interoperability and supportability requirements. The ISP is required for all Acquisition Category (ACAT) programs that connects in any way to the communications and information infrastructure including …

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