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Newly Issued DoD IT Interoperability Instruction

Newly Issued DoD IT Interoperability Instruction

Bill Kobren
The Department has issued a new DoD Instruction 8330.01 Interoperability of Information Technology, Including National Security Systems. According to the new instruction, “in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5144.02 and the guidance in DoDD 8000.01, this issuance:
  • Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction for certifying the interoperability of information technology (IT) and national security systems (NSS) pursuant to Sections 2222, 2223, and 2224 of Title 10, United States Code.
  • Establishes a capability-focused, architecture-based approach for interoperability analysis.
  • Establishes the Interoperability Steering Group (ISG).
  • Establishes the governing policy and responsibilities for interoperability requirements development, test, certification, and prerequisites for connection of IT, including NSS.
  • Requires DoD IT and NSS, and embedded systems and subsystems to plan, resource, and verify interoperability for all data exchanges internal and external to the overarching system or platform.
  • • Defines a doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy (DOTMLPF-P) approach to enhance life-cycle interoperability of IT.”