7. Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
a. Participate in the technical assessment of all IT and NSS
requirements and capability documents.
b. Exercise DISA’s role as executive agent for coordinating
integrating the common operating environment (COE), GIG, and GIG
Enterprise Services (GIG-ES) activities.
c. Exercise DISA’s role as executive agent for coordinating and
integrating the Department of Defense IT standards activities, and for
integrating the DOD DISR tenets and their supporting infrastructure
activities and capabilities.
d. Manage the IT and NSS Standards within the Defense
Standardization Program to ensure that appropriate standards are available
and used. Ensure that requirements for standards are identified, and related
standards projects are planned, prioritized and properly resourced.
e. Provide guidance, assistance, profiling tools and information
on appropriate use of standards including the applicability of standards to
DOD DISR Services (e.g., networking), Domains (e.g., combat support) and
program phases (e.g., use of existing standards for imminent acquisitions
and use of emerging standards for long-range program planning).
f. Ensure that the DOD standards profiles (TV-1) conform to DOD
DISR standards for interoperability by requiring that standards profiles be
generated through the use of the DISR online tool and an interoperability
requirements profile generated by the Levels of Information System
Interoperability (LISI) InspecQtor tool.
g. Provide an assessment of the suitability of standards
identified in IT and NSS programs submitted under this instruction.
Standards issues that cannot be resolved will be forwarded by DISA to the
h. Provide systems engineering and developmental interoperability
testing assistance to system developers to help ensure maximum
interoperability and minimum duplication.
i. Review all available Test and Evaluation Master Plans and
provide acquisition managers with recommended interoperability test and
evaluation criteria, as well as accreditation testing (reference u), for inclusion in
acquisition documents and test plans. Coordinate with NSA regarding the
inclusion of IA standards.
j. Establish and conduct, in collaboration with other DOD
components, the JITC joint interoperability test and evaluation and
certification program for IT systems, including NSS.
k. Forward Joint Interoperability System Test Certification
results to the J-6 for validation IAW the NR-KPP validation.
l. Certify interoperability and standards implementation or
compliance to the MCEB ITP and to the developmental and operational testing
organizations of DOD components.
m. Publish an annual report to the Joint Staff J-6,
USD(AT&L), ASD (NII/DOD CIO), DOT&E, DOD Executive Agent for Space,
and USJFCOM containing a summary of system interoperability test
certification status of functional areas.
n. IAW MCEB Pub 1, provide a semi-annual update in the status of
DISA JITC interoperability testing to the MCEB.
o. Serve as executive agent for the MCEB ITP (reference h).
p. Coordinate with DIA in matters of networking and
communications services for the DOD Intelligence Information System
q. Facilitate joint interoperability across the DOD global,
theater, and tactical network boundaries.
r. Provide systems engineering, planning, and program guidance to
the DOD components and agencies to implement solutions and to facilitate
s. Assist NSA/CSS in coordinating and defining tactical signals
intelligence (SIGINT) standards and processes and promote security,
integration, interoperability, and data sharing among systems. Additionally,
in coordination with NSA, review and define information assurance
t. Provide test tools and procedures, and support systems in
support of interoperability and standards conformance testing. Validate test
tools and procedures (including those developed by other organizations) for
interoperability and standards conformance testing.
u. Designate a central office to act as system manager of the J-6
Assessment Tool (see Enclosure J).
v. Designate document assessor POCs for the J-6 Assessment Tool
(Enclosure J). Each organization will
have one primary and one alternate document assessor POC. The document
assessor is responsible for the following:
(1) Identify the individuals within the organization who should
review each document being assessed on the tool.
(2) Assist each document reviewer obtain a username and
password for a read only user account for the J-6 Assessment Tool.
(3) Staff the document internally to the document reviewers
within the organization.
(4) Submit a consolidated reviewer comment matrix in the proper
format to the J-6 Assessment Tool.
w. Coordinate with the National Security Agency (NSA), for any
DOD system that collects, stores, transmits, or processes unclassified or
classified information, to ensure security-testing considerations are
addressed in interoperability testing.
x. Establish and maintain an automated process to track system
status, monitor certification status, document ICTO information, and track
y. Exercise DISA’s role as executive agent for the Joint
Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems (JINTACCS),
Information Technology standardization program and conformance to current
message implementations for all inter and intra DOD component IT and NSS
that exchange and use information to enable units/forces to operate
effectively in Joint, Coalition and interagency