POLICY FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) VOICE NETWORKS WITH REAL TIME SERVICES (RTS)
|Publication Date:||9 November 2007|
Purpose. This instruction establishes policy consistent with DODI 8100.3 (reference oo) and prescribes responsibilities for use and operation of the DOD voice networks, to include but not be limited to the Defense Switched Network (DSN), the Defense RED Switch Network (DRSN), Defense Video Services (DVS) and all Defense Information Systems Networks (DISN) that provide RTS.
Applicability. This instruction applies to Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Services, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense agencies, the DOD Field Activities and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (referred to hereafter collectively as "the DOD components") in peacetime, crisis situations, and wartime. This instruction also identifies policy and responsibilities concerning non-DOD governmental, foreign government, and civilian organizational requests for DSN, DRSN and DISN Assured RTS support (DARTS). Requests for waivers this instruction will be forwarded through the DOD component chain of command to the Joint Staff, stating the reason compliance is not possible. This instruction is applicable to:
All telecommunications switches leased, procured (whether systems or services), or operated by any DOD component of the Department of Defense.
The hardware or software for sending and receiving voice, data, or video signals across a network that provides customer voice, data, or video equipment access to the DSN, DRSN or public switched telephone networks (PSTN).
End-to-End services (e.g., phone-to-phone, video-to-video units, fax-tofax; secure terminal equipment (STE-to-STE) to include tactical applications.
All technologies i.e. (circuit switch, voice over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)) that use DSN or DRSN phone numbers; or that are otherwise incorporated into the DSN or DRSN numbering or routing plans via area code, access code, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing scheme, etc. for the origination and reception of voice, dial-up video, and dial-up data for routine and precedence subscribers.
The DOD component's planning, investment, development, operations, and management of telecommunications switches connected to the DSN or DRSN for processing voice, dial-up video and dial-up data.
All networks that provide DISN RTS.