Department Of Defense SharePoint Architecture Guide (DSAG) Part 4 Applying Principles and Rules
The Department of Defense requires the use of resources, assets, and procedures for information to be effectively used. The advantage of being able to share such information across all entities within the department as well as the partners is very effective. The information has to be managed by the department and their IT team. This will occur over the entire life of the use of the DIEA.
Risk management assessments have to be conducted in association with the way the information is going to be allocated. That way the Department of Defense is able to successfully accomplish the various functions and missions they have goals for. There will be many different activities that take place so the design of the program has to allow for them to all be accessible and operational.
Various types of information resources also need to be evaluated. They include the overall security system, personnel files, funding concerns, the equipment that will be used by the department, and the IT. There are many standards that have to be in place for all of these common process to be governed over successfully. Someone has to be monitoring them as well as responding to them.
There are guidelines in place for the various principles that need to be followed within the organization. This is what will allow them to be able to successfully complete the outlined mission. The principles have to express what the organization intends to do. That allows the design as well as the decisions made to be based on something that all will be able to understand. There are business rules in place that ensure operations within the system will always adhere to the set policies.
The Department of Defense has established principles and rules that are in place. It is important to understand that the DIEA supports all of them when it comes to the missions they have outlines. Even with the capabilities changing at times there is an evolution process that can be tied into it though the IT team. They will be able to navigate the system to look for obstacles and then resolve them.
Some of the common situations that may have to be evaluated including limited amounts of bandwidth, the latency of the information, and control over emissions. It isn’t practical though expect all of the rules to be achieved when you are talking about an emission control environment as the network. The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) always requires for a two way type of communication to take place.
With most battle space systems you have to consider even the milliseconds that take place. With an IP though that is up to date with the best of technology though you can focus on the seconds rather than the milliseconds and that is a huge benefit in terms of a seamless operation system.
The laws of physics can’t be overridden when it comes to any type of architectural design. The needs of those that command the operations also have to be taken a look at on an individual level. The rules of DIEA are going to result in you always being connected though. The boundaries of the GIG still have to be considered but you will have the cutting edge of technology on your side. You can use them to secure all of the missions of the department.
With the use of DIEA 1.0 there is the ability to help everyone. This includes those that make the policies all the way up to those that create the systems and programs. Understanding the principles of the program and the business rules make this possible. They have to be in place to obtain solutions that are common and that are consistent with the policies of the Department of Defense.
The ability to get information into the environment that is valuable is very important. However, with the DIEA 1.0 you do have to change your mindset about how the information will be looked at. The support that is used for storing the information is hidden and greedily protected with the way things are right now.
However, if you want to meet the needs of those users now as well as when they change in the future you need to offer information that is visible and that is freely being shared. Keep in mind that information is going to offer power to those that are able to successfully use it. Use the leveraging abilities from that power to your advantage.
With the vision of net centric information in place you will have an environment where that type of sharing takes place. The data will be successfully available where it needs to be rather than hidden. At the same time it will be trusted across the spectrum of the GIG. The context of the information will be easy to understand too and the services offered will be used for specific purposes.
All of the data will be visible. That will eliminate problems with being able to find information. It will also prevent users from not being able to decipher what the information has to offer them. This can ensure better decisions are made by users and that they can make them in less time.
Users will be happy when they know they can get the information they need. Too often with the current structure the mission is held up due to a lack of being able to get access to elements that are necessary to complete it successfully. The fact that the user can access the information from various locations makes it much more convenient.
The priority for the department is to take on the challenges that may occur during the changes. When they take on a new approach and change from the current system to the DIEA 1.0 there will be rules and principles that have to change. They will serve as the method of guidance through the net centric implementation.