Ports, Protocols, and Services Management Process for the Department of Defense
DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA
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All automated information systems AIS used on Department of Defense DoD data networks must register the data communication modes identifying the ports, protocols, and application services PPS used, and the network boundaries crossed. Compliance with the PPS requirements will reduce development time and cost, increase security, speed certification and accreditation steps, enhance AIS interoperability across the department, and speed operational deployment of all new and updated AIS in DoD. This article introduces the PPS basic concepts, and demonstrates how developers and program managers can comply with the PPS requirements, leverage the security analysis provided by the management office, and obtain the benefits listed.
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