Virtual Data Center (VDC) Episodic Mission Enclave – Offers the following standard services with no customization options and with most services focused on intra-enclave communications.
- Office Automation Services – Provide the ability to create, collect, store, transform, and share office information needed for accomplishing basic tasks by leveraging common Microsoft Office and other third party applications and allow for automation of repetitive actions by developing simple or complex macros.
- Directory Services – Provide a rich platform from which intra-enclave identity and access management solution can be developed for deployed applications and systems. This capability allows for authenticated users to be authorized into requested applications based on their identities and associated attributes or privileges.
- Email Services – Enable the exchange of digital messages from an author to one or many individuals. Message attachments are also supported within the digital exchange.
- Collaboration Services – Enable intra-enclave information sharing using web-based portals with Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate the establishment of team sites, individual sites, lists, document repositories, etc.
- Chat/Instant Messaging Services – Enable the real time transmission of instant messages from a sender to one or more recipients within the mission enclave.
- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Services – Enable high quality voice calling over an IP-based environment and provides features including conference calls, voicemail, call forwarding, call waiting, local directory services, etc.
- File Sharing Services – Provide a media storage and access capability to simplify information sharing of content with varying sizes.
- Video Teleconferencing (VTC) Services – Enable voice and video-based meetings to be conducted between one and many users in a secure environment.
Additional features offered as part of this service include the following no-cost items:
- Domain Name System (DNS) – Provides name resolution capabilities for computers and network devices that are deployed within the mission enclave.
- Network Time Protocol (NTP) – Providesaccurate time-based synchronization services for computers and network devices deployed within the mission enclave.
- Host-based Security System (HBSS) – Provides a suite of software applications used to monitor, detect, and defend DOD computer networks and systems deployed within the enclave.
- Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) – Provides a DOD mandated vulnerability scanner, passive vulnerability scanner, and security center that provides periodic vulnerability scans within the mission enclave at regular intervals.
- Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP) – Leverage DISA’s experience as a certified Tier 2 CNDSP for full spectrum of Protect, Detect, Respond, and Sustain services for your mission enclave.
- Automated Security Updates – leverage a Microsoft Windows security update service deployed within the mission enclave to keep deployed applications updated with the latest security patches.
CENTRIXS – DISA has shared Operations and Maintenance responsibilities for several CENTRIXS networks including the following:
- Global Counter Terrorism Forces (GCTF)
- Southwest Asia (SWA)
- CENTRIXS-JPN (Japan)
- CENTRIXS-KOR (Korea)
Pegasus – an initiative to expand information sharing among the CCEB nations (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and US) and its capabilities include:
- Email (Classified SECRET//REL)
- Secure Voice (Classified SECRET//REL)
- Microsoft SharePoint
- Chat (limited release)
- Web (limited release)
- Video Teleconferencing (VTC) (pending release)
To learn more, visit the following site (Classified): https://pegasus.smil.mil.
CFBLNet – a mission driven initiative formed to support:
- The evaluation of combined C4ISR interoperability shortfalls
- The conduct of initiatives to improve coalition information exchange capabilities, explore and experiment with emerging capabilities, or examine and resolve deficiencies in existing applications, systems, or equipment
- The assessment and reporting on potential solutions through the use of agreed phased assessment procedures
- Improved combined communications and information systems (CIS) for the explicit purpose of promoting near term concepts and acceptance of solutions
- The exchange of information addressing interoperability assessments within coalitions
CFBLNet provides a gateway to link various national assets, through recognized and accredited infrastructures, to all forms of defense, training, and industry sites worldwide for the purposes of:
- Training, including for pre-deployment
- Operational exercises
- Research and development
- Technology testing and proving
- Military process improvement
- Equipment de-risking and demonstrations
There are over 230 CFBLNet battle laboratories and experimentation sites globally. Each year the number of sites within CFBLNet continues to grow. The increasing number of site locations reduces travel and other associated costs by providing mission partners with the ability to conduct trials locally.
To learn more, view the following video https://www.youtube.com/tv?v=ihUF409T900 or visit the following site: https://www.disa.mil/CFBLNet.
CMNT – provides:
- Greater efficiency in the use of bandwidth, enabling voice and video convergence capabilities
- Improved ability to manage the network, including the ability to manage bandwidth with greater agility
- Improved monitoring for the purpose of effective cyber defense
- Reduced time to resolve network interruptions
- Reduced time required to establish new COIs
Visit the following site for more information on CMNT: http://www.disa.mil/Network-Services/VPN/CMNT.
UISS-APAN – offers a variety of collaboration tools that can be used alone or in conjunction with other tools to develop your unique community space. APAN tools include:
To learn more, visit the following site: https://www.apan.org.
Virtual Data Center (VDC) Episodic Mission Enclave – Offers the following optional features:
- Transport Services – The VDC leverages a redundant communications stack with diverse paths across the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) using multiple transport selections. Transport options for tunneling the traffic to the customer edge (some require additional costs) include Common Mission Network Transport (CMNT), Secret IP Data (formely SIPRNet), and Commercial Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
- Print Server Services – Enable printing capabilities within the mission enclave for emails, documents, chat/instant messages, web pages, and other sources across multiple networks and security domains.
- Microsoft License Server Services – Provide a license server to activate Microsoft-based licensed software within the mission enclave.
- Network Monitoring Services – Provide a suite of monitoring capabilities to perform constant connectivity and availability checks against the mission enclave and its supported applications.
- Tier II Service Desk Services – Allow DISA to handle escalations from your Tier I service desk and create the required trouble ticket while providing incident and problem management capabilities in support of the deployed systems and applications within the mission enclave.
- Tier III Service Desk Services – Provide expert level staff support for escalations from Tier II, issues with Virtual Data Center – Management (VDC-M), and within the mission enclave.
- Language Translation Services – Provide quick and accurate translations and support the translation of all types of documents and files including manuals, procedures, reports, product and support information, content applications, websites, and all written text formats.
- SQL Server Services – Provide a Microsoft SQL Server environment to meet the database needs of the applications within the mission enclave
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Services – A limited virtual desktop infrastructure is available as a selectable option that provides a standard Microsoft Windows-based desktop image. Additional customization and costs may apply based on the desired capability requirements.
- Full Motion Video (FMV) – Provides the capability to store FMV files within the VDC and stream the content to users on demand.
- Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) – Provide customized engineering/operations services that can work with the local command or DISA Cross Domain Enterprise Services to enable CDS to access local desktops within the mission enclave.
- Geospatial Situational Awareness (GSA) Common Operational Picture (COP) – Provides the ability to host Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J)and similar Command and Control (C2) track feeds from various mission partners into the mission enclave (NOTE: you will be required to provide the feeds via a CDS).