Accession Number : ADA321172

Title :   Department of Defense Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management. Volume 1. Overview. Version 3.0.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY RESTON VA

PDF Url : ADA321172

Report Date : 30 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This volume presents an overview of the Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management (TAFIM). It relates information technology and information management (IM) guidance published in the Department of Defense directives, instructions, and manuals to the TAFIM. An information system includes support and mission oriented applications, computing platforms, and communications networks. The current DoD information system technical infrastructure consists largely of stovepiped, single-purpose, and inflexible systems that are costly to maintain. These systems reflect a multiplicity of approaches to migrate toward open systems with each one progressing on its own path with limited attention to interoperability. The evolving DoD enterprise vision for IM emphasizes integration, interoperability, flexibility, and efficiency through the development of a common, multipurpose, standards-based technical infrastructure. This vision requires a new paradigm for building technical architectures and information systems that improve the effectiveness of functional operations to include their efficiency and use of technology throughout the DoD. The emerging concepts for warfighting depend upon information being managed as a Department-wide resource. Joint campaigns should fully exploit the "information differential," which is the superior access to and ability to effectively employ information on the strategic, operational, and tactical situation that advanced United States technologies can provide our forces. This information differential requires a seamless interface between the "foxhole" and the support base, between intelligence and operations, and between the DoD and its suppliers. However, today there is no unifying DoD IM technical architecture guidance that can satisfy these goals.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *ARCHITECTURE, UNITED STATES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INTEROPERABILITY, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, MISSIONS, ACCESS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE