Department Of Defense SharePoint Architecture Guide (DSAG) Part 12 Understanding NetOps Agility

There are business rules and principles that have to be followed. They are in place to make sure help with reducing the complexity of the set up. They also work to help reduce the overall cost. Yet you have a system that is very reliable and that can accommodate future changes that need to be implemented into the GIG technical direction.

NetOps Agility NetOps offers a vision for changing the existing capabilities into a multiplier. It offers a way for the Department of Defense to be able to use the power of the GIG. The mission is to offer a unified GIG that is:

Oriented for the mission The information has to be processed in a way that will always support the mission.
User friendly The users need to be able to access the necessary information from anywhere. The GIG should offer this quickly even if the needs of the user happen to be unanticipated.

Global access The mission needs to offer plenty of agility regardless of the user being local or globally positioned.

The GIG NetOps has to be delivered to the organization in a way that varies based on function. It also depends on the type of information to be accessed. The independent management systems of them rarely share information about the status of the managing domain.

The Joint NetOps Concept of Operations allows the Department of Defense to improve the way in which the GIG operated as well as how to secure it. The NetOps is very effective when it comes to the role for net centric operations to be completed. The major changes that have to be addressed include:

Awareness of the information available to commanders.

GIG command and control that can offer quick decision making.

Policies for operating the NetOps have to be clear.

The electromagnetic spectrum of the NetOps needs to be addressed.

The metrics should measure the health and mission readiness of the GIG.

The development of the capabilities needs to have a central governing location
Coordinating the independent NetOps and field activities.

The challenges offer improvement for the operations of the defenses within the GIG. This is completely supported with the ongoing efforts of the mission. There is also a multi partner environment in place.

The NetOps has an environment that allows for the organizational and geographic boundaries to be put in place. For this to work though the Department has to embrace a new method of thinking. They also have to accept new processes which means some new polices. To help with this process the NetOps agility has several goals:

Enable trusted information for the enterprise the premise is for NetOps to be seamless and for the information to flow from one end to the other of the enterprise. This is all in response to what the needs of the user happens to be with the GIG resources in place and allocated parallel with the mission requirements.

To achieve this goal there are two things that have to be considered. First, the NetOps data must be visible and it needs to be accessible for all of the authorized users. Second, the NetOps needs to be understood and then shared for that information to cover all of the missions of the Department of Defense.

Command & Control of the GIG is united The Department of Defense will have a strong dependence on the GIG. This means that it has be able to deliver a variety of commands and controls to all levels of those responsible for making decisions. It is crucial that the Department of Defense is able to take the NetOps and increase the speed of it. At the same time they can take the policy based structure of the GIG domains to coordinate them.

Evolution of the NetOps Time phasing will have to define and develop the net centric portfolio. The policies will help with the overall structure and implementing of plans for a very effective transformation in the beginning as well as additional needs emerge.

There are several rules and principles that need to be established for the foundation of the NetOps to work for the department. These guidelines are very important so it is vital that all of them are implemented successfully for the Department of Defense IT investment to be one that will offer the best benefits.

The Department of Defense needs to operate and defense the GIG as an end to end information resource. They need to create a structure that offers centralized directions so that unanticipated needs can be addressed. This includes but isn’t limited to the possibility of cyber attacks.

The function of the enterprise needs to be integrated across the many management domains. This will allow for the GIG NetOps functions to be operational at different levels. They include operations, tactics, and strategies. The program has to address training and leadership materials.

The application of the GIG program will require the services to offer automation in many areas. At the same time though it has to account for an adjustment to be made so that the resources are fully allocated based on such configurations.

The vision of shared NetOps is one that calls for shared awareness to be in place. All of the applications should be visible and accessible. This allows for the various authorized users to be able to understand all of it. The GIG resources need to have an infrastructure for computing and communication that will be centralized.

Both performance and security are key issues that have to be addressed. The information system has to make it possible for situational awareness and the management of performance to be possible. The NetOps is allows to make the health and readiness of the Department of Defense the opportunity for the services and applications to be supported by the missions of the department.

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