MULTINATIONAL INFORMATION SHARING NETWORKS IMPLEMENTATION
|Publication Date:||6 February 2004|
Implements policy under reference (a); establishes the Multinational Information Sharing (MNIS) Program within the Department of Defense; and designates the MNIS Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (MNIS CENTRIXS) as the DoD standard for multinational information sharing networks using the Global Information Grid (GIG).
Assigns responsibilities and provides procedures to standardize the means for connecting the DoD Components electronically to foreign nations on an Enterprise basis, and for allowing the secure, mutual exchange of operational and intelligence information in support of combined planning, a unity of effort, and decision superiority in multinational military operations.
Provides the guidance, framework, key principles, and interoperability processes for multinational information sharing networks, computing, information assurance, information management, and network management, to include their interoperability, that are part of the GIG.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Instruction applies to:
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Services, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the 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 (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components"). The term "Military Services," as used above, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.
All DoD-owned or -controlled information systems (of the
Combatant Commands, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), or any DoD Component)
using Internet Protocol networks that exchange classified DoD information with
foreign nations up to the SECRET classification level for the purpose of
support to multinational military operations. Exceptions may be granted by the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information