Information Technology

Information Technology

Net-Centric Data & Service Strategy

The DoD Net-Centric Data Strategy provides the basis for implementing and sharing data in a net-centric environment. It describes the requirements for inputting and sharing data, metadata, and forming dynamic communities to share data. Program Managers (PMs) and Sponsors/Domain Owners should comply with the explicit requirements and the intent of this strategy, which is to …

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Mission Assurance Category

Mission Assurance Category (MAC) is applicable to Department of Defense (DoD) information systems and reflects the importance of information relative to the achievement of DoD goals and objectives, particularly the warfighters’ combat mission. Mission assurance categories are primarily used to determine the requirements for availability and integrity. Definition: Mission Assurance is a term primarily used …

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Information Technology Acquisition Board

The Information Technology Acquisition Board (ITAB) is the decision forum for Milestone review of Acquisition Category (ACAT) IAM programs. The ITAB contributes strategic-level insight for net-centric, Global Information Grid (GIG), and Information Technology issues when they cannot be resolved at the Overarching Integrated Product Team (OIPT) level. The ITAB facilitates execution of the Milestone Decision …

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Information Resources Management (IRM)

Information Resources Management (IRM) is the process of managing information resources to accomplish agency missions and to improve agency performance, including the reduction of information collection burdens on the public. When standardized and controlled, these resources can be shared and reused throughout an agency, not just by a single user or application. [1] Definition: Information …

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Global Information Grid (GIG)

The Information Technology (IT) infrastructure of the DoD is the Global Information Grid (GIG). The GIG is the Department’s globally interconnected end-to-end set of information capabilities for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand to warfighters, policymakers, and support personnel. The GIG includes owned and leased communications and computing systems and services, software …

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Cybersecurity Content in an Request for Proposal

Every acquisition program should include language in their Request for Proposal (RFP) that addresses Cybersecurity requirements for a contractor. These requirements should be clearly and unambiguously articulated to potential offerors and what is expected from them in terms of compliance and performance. Below is a sample/explanation of Cybersecurity RFP Content that was obtained from the Defense …

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Information Assurance Services in an Acquisition Strategy

A DoD program should address Information Assurance (IA) in their Acquisition Strategy if they acquire Information Technology (IT) services by a contractor. The focus should be to ensure IA is implemented in the design, development, test, and production of the system being developed. In the case of an acquisition of IT services, the IA considerations …

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