Interoperability of Information Technology (IT), Including National Security Systems (NSS)
|Publication Date:||21 May 2014|
PURPOSE. This instruction:
a. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5144.02 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 8000.01 (Reference (b)):
(1) Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction for certifying the interoperability of IT and NSS pursuant to sections 2222, 2223, and 2224 of Title 10, United States Code (Reference (c)).
(2) Establishes a capability-focused, architecture-based approach for interoperability analysis.
(3) Establishes the governing policy and responsibilities for interoperability requirements development, test, certification and prerequisite for connection of IT, including NSS (referred to in this instruction as "IT").
(4) Defines a doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy (DOTMLPF-P) approach to enhance life-cycle interoperability of IT.
(5) Establishes the requirement for enterprise services to be certified for interoperability.
b. Incorporates and cancels DoDD 4630.05, DoDI 4630.8, and DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) memorandum (References (d), (e), and (f)).
a. This instruction applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
(2) All IT (systems, applications, products or IT services) any DoD Component acquires, procures, or operates, including IT that:
(a) DoD intelligence agencies, DoD Component intelligence elements, and other DoD intelligence activities engaged in direct support of DoD missions, acquire, procure (systems or services), sponsor, or operate.
(b) The Combatant Commanders, their Commands, and subordinate commands acquire, procure, or operate. This includes IT in development and in operation as well as certain aspects of embedded IT (e.g., in platforms that exchange information beyond the platform boundaries).
(c) Shares, exchanges, or uses information to enable units or forces to operate in joint, multinational, and interagency operations.
(d) Supports all DoD mission areas as defined in DoDI 8115.02 (Reference (g)).
(e) Provides enterprise services to enable units or forces to operate in joint, multinational, and interagency operations.
(f) Supports DoD mobility initiatives to include infrastructure, services, and management.
b. This instruction does not apply to IT:
(1) That only performs the functions of simulation or training and only stores, processes, or exchanges simulated (i.e., not real-world) data, and has no possibility of exporting data into an operational system.
(2) That is used exclusively for demonstration or simulation, imports but does not export real-world data, and does not use that data to support any operational (e.g., warfighting, business, intelligence, enterprise information environment) process or decision making.
(3) That is designated as DoD unified capabilities (UC) and is governed in accordance with DoDI 8100.04 (Reference (h)).