Accession Number:

ADA273005

Title:

Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile (GOSIP) Transition Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

This thesis analyzes the Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile GOSIP and the requirements of the Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS Publication 146-1. It begins by examining the International Organization for Standardization ISO Open Systems Interconnection OSI architecture and protocol suites and the distinctions between GOSIP version 1 and 2. Additionally, it explores some of the GOSIP protocol details and discusses the process by which standards organizations have developed their recommendations. Implementation considerations from both government and vendor perspectives illustrate the barriers and requirements faced by information systems managers, as well as basic transition strategies. The result of this thesis is to show a transition strategy through an extended and coordinated period of coexistence due to extensive legacy systems and GOSIP product unavailability. Recommendations for GOSIP protocol standards to include capabilities outside the OSI model are also presented. GOSIP, OSI, Open systems, Transition, Interoperability, Network architectures, Standards organizations.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE