AIR FORCE NETWORK INTEGRATION SERVICE CATALOG

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AIR FORCE NETWORK IN
TEGRATION

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SERVICE

CATALOG

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October

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AFNIC Service Catalog

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F
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The Air Force must continue to operationalize, normalize, and
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integrate cyber capabilities to ensure that

information is seamlessly
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shared across the full range of military operations and business
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functions. HQ Air Force Space Command (HQ AFSPC) as lead
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command for cyberspace is a vital component of the Air Force
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Cyber Enterprise. The Air Force Network Inte
gration Center
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(AFNIC) is our “Technical Center of Excellence” to provide the
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technical network integration and engineering services essential to
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integrating all Air Force systems into the Air Force Network
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(AFN
et
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AFNIC will communicate and collaborat
e with mission and
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business partners to integrate terrestrial, air, and space systems into
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the AFNet.
This

Service Catalog
establishes a centralized point of
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entry for customers and provides the means to communicate the
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services AFNIC wil
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deliver.


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MARTIN WHELAN

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Brigadier General, USAF

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Director of
Requirements

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CHANGE HISTORY

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Version #

Date Change

Authority

Change Description






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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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AIR FORCE NETWORK IN
TEGRATION CENTER

MISSION

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STRATEGY
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MAJOR SERVICES:
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AF NETWORK (AF
Net) INTEGRATION
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT GUIDANCE

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INTEGRATION VALIDATION ENVIRONMENT

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TRAINING AND EXERCISE SUPPORT

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NETWORK PERFORMANCE VALIDATION

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SPECIALIZED SERVICE
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AFNet Configuration Engineering

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Architecture Communications, Analysis and Consulting

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Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) Recommendation

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Coalition Secure Networks Integration

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Cross Domain Solution Approval Support

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Dynamic Network Analysis (DNA)

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Information Assurance (IA) Customer Support

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Information Technology Standards Advisement

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Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Transition Support

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Mission Area/System Architecture Analysis

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Network Engineering Design

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Networthiness and Integration Validation (NIV)

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Security Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Assistance

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Simulator Training and Exercise (SIMTEX)

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Terrestrial, Air, and Space Network Integration Engineering

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Unified Communications (UC) Technical
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AIR FORCE NETWORK INTEGRATION CENTER

MISSION

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AFNIC is directed to be t
he premier
USAF
organization providing enterprise network integration
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and engineering services based on its technical expertise in the Cyberspace Support mission area.
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It reports to HQ AFSPC and collaborates with formal program offices as well as units proposing
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solution
s below the formal program of record level to integrate all network
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reliant terrestrial, air,
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and space systems and technologies into the
AF

Network (AFNet). This will ensure new
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systems and technologies neither introduce vulnerabilities to the AFNet nor
disrupt existing
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functions, while creating a resilient network environment that preserves operational advantage.
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AFNIC promotes network integration, interoperability, standardization, security, availability, and
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reliability to improve performance of all n
etworked systems to ultimately assure mission success.

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STRATEGY

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This is a living document and will be updated periodically as budget, staffing levels, and mission
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re
quirements change. Q
uestions pertaining to this document

should be directed to AFNIC/XPI
,

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Comm (618) 229
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5846/DSN

779
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MAJOR
SERVICES:

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AF

NET
WORK

(AFNet)
INTEGRATION


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A
FNet


Integration is a service offered to developers to
help
ensure new systems, applications
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and devices
operate as intended on the AFNet. AFNIC will support
customers

through all stages
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of
product development from design through

certification and

deployment, yielding op
timally
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performing capabilities primed for smooth certification onto the AFNet.
SPO/PMOs,
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MAJCOMs, and COCOMs can
take advantage of AFNIC’s un
ique understanding of future
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network architecture to help ensure their products match the network that will exist when they
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deploy, rather than the network that used to exist when they were designed. Existing and legacy
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systems can also use this process t
o upgrade and migrate into the AFNet.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
GUIDANCE

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AFNIC sponsors a
Software Developers Forum (SDF)
to
provide a means for Air Force

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development and Cyberspace integration communities to collaborate,
communicating essential
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guidance and sharing lessons learned in creating well
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integrated capabilities for the AFNet.
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such, the SDF is a vital means of sharing AF technical

standards associated with integration of
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mission systems and applications on

the

AFNet.

The SDF include
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both formal conference
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gatherings and

online collaboration
opportunities
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INTEGRATION

VALIDATION ENVIRONMENT


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As part of the
AFNe
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Integration Service mentioned above, AFNIC provides a realistic
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simulation of the AFNet

environment that can

be used to validate that systems and technologies
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will operate on the AFNet
as desired.
Security, Interoperability, Supportability, Sustainability,
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and

Usability criteria
can be checked
to
validate
intended user base
experience and
estimate

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required operations support.

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TRAINING AND EXERCISE SUPPORT

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AFNIC’s
realistic
AFNet simulation capability can also
be used to
support

Cyberspace
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Operations education, training, and exercise
activities
.

Sessions ranging from single class
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scenari
os to full
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blown multi
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site joint wargames are routinely accomplished. AFNIC can help
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organizations design, plan, and execute their scenarios to accomplish their objectives in the
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environment.

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NETWORK PERFORMANCE VALIDATION

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Network Performance Validation

is a service offered to
PMOs to identify and resolve
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networthiness issues during end
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to
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end testing.

AFNIC validates application performance
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against a representative AFNet environment to increase interoperability and maximize program
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functionality.


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SPECIALIZED SERVICES:

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AFNet Configuration Engineering

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AFNIC provides detailed network configuration guidance explaining how to configure networks
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and further how to connect user devices and applications to the AFNet in compliance with Air
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Force and DoD
directives. This guidance supplements AFNet Architectures.

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Customers/Users
: Information Technology SPOs/PMOs, MAJCOM/A6s, other implementing
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organizations, AFNIC Directorates

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Technical advice and/or direction on how to configure cu
stomer networks
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per Air Force and DoD architectures and standards. Network configuration recommendations
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for formal acquisition documents, e.g., Capability Description Documents, Capability Production
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Documents, and Analysis of Alternatives.

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Benefit to C
ustomer
: Ensures customer’s new system/network works correctly and does not
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harm the AF network or adversely impact other network
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reliant capabilities when integrated.

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Architecture Communications, Analysis and Consulting

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This service

allows
program developers
to work directly with AFNIC architects as systems are
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designed. AFNIC

p
rovides
custom reports of applicable AFNet architecture artifacts
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guidance
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on obtaining
architecture approval; provides recommendations to customers’ requirements
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development and acquisition documents, such as JCIDS documents
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AFNet
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focused
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architecture training and education
; all

to facilitate interoperability of
network
solutions.

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Customers/Users
: AF
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GIG Configuration Control Board, PMOs/SPOs, Portfolio Mana
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Capability Teams, Service
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Level Manager

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Analysis artifacts (reports, courses of action, scorecards), AFNet
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architecture marketing materials.

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Benefit to Customer:

Provides decision support based on authoritative information
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Cyber

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business process alignment
across service core function; i
mproved mission agility and mission
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assurance
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onsolidated direction for AFNet Information Technology Infrastructure based on
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Executive, Federal, Departmental and Service level doctrine, policy an
d guidance
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DoDAF
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compliant architecture artifacts IAW Clinger
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Cohen Act
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JCIDS requirements to obtain
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program funding
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Certificate of Networthiness

(CoN)

Recommendation

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As part of the AFNet Integration Service mentioned above, AFNIC assist developers

obtain a
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CoN by assessing
systems, applications and devices
against standards for

security,
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interoperability, sustainment,
supportability and usability
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provide a
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recommendatio
n to the approval authority for
connection to the AF network.

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Customers/Users
: SPOs/PMOs, and any organization wishing to connect a system, application
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or device to the AFN
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AFNIC Deliverable
: Networthiness assessment report; recommendations for modifications prior
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to connection
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Benefit to Customer
: Improved per
formance of systems, applications
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and devices when
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connected to the AFN
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Coalition Secure Networks Integration

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Coalition Secure Networks Integration

is a reliable service which
provides customer solutions
for
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secret and below cross domain and secure c
oalition information sharing requirements.

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Customers/Users
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Customers with requirements to share information between different security
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domains such as C2 owners, COCOMs, and others with coalition information sharing
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requirements.


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AFNIC
Deliverable
: ATO/ATC, SIPR REL User Enclave,
Multi
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National Information Sharing
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(
MNIS
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Solution
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Benefit to Customer:

A secure solution that meets secure information sharing requirements..

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Cross Domain Solution Approval Support

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AFNIC’s
Cross Domain Solutions Office assists PMO, MAJCOM and assigned COCOM
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customers in obtaining cross domain solution approval via the joint, inter
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agency approval
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process.
Through this service, AFNIC provides a
risk assessment of proposed cross domain
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soluti
ons.

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Customers/Users
: PMOs, MAJCOMs, supported COCOMs,
Missile Defense Agency

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Cross Domain Solution Authorization (CDSA)

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Benefit to Customer:

Approval to share mission essential information across differing security
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domains.

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Dynamic Network Analysis (DNA)

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The DNA

service

analyze
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and validate
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AFNet

configuration changes and

systems for
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networthiness using engineering network modeling, simulation,

and analysis tools. Analysis
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minimizes risks to cost, schedule, and

performan
ce during planning, evaluation, implementation,
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and sustainment

phases to ensure optimum quality of service delivery to the AFNet user. DNA

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engineers also build models of future networks in support of Space and

Unified Engagement
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wargames.

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Customers/Users
: System/Application owners, 24AF, MAJCOM/A5/A6/A8, HAF/A6
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CIO/A5

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AFNIC Deliverables
: Analysis plan, analysis results, risk assessment, technical advice,
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specialized expertise and toolkit

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Benefit to Customer
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Improved quality of service;

reduced risk t
o schedule, cost, and
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performance; service is free to customer

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Information Assurance (IA) Customer Support

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This service offers

Information Assurance guidance in the areas of Communication Security,
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Computer Security, Emission Security, and Certification
and Accreditation to ensure established
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network security standards and guidelines are met.
The Center p
erforms technical assessments
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on
commercial and government
software/hardware

and d
ocuments vulnerabilities and impact to
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the
AFNet.

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Customers/Users
: SPO
s/PMOs, MAJCOMs, Lead Commands, DoD, and other stakeholders

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Technical advice, network security/integration recommendations,
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Information Assurance (
IA
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security standards guidance in the areas of
Communications
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Security (
COMSEC
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Computer

Security (
COMPUSEC
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Emissions Security (
EMSEC
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Certification and Accreditation (
C&A
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Benefit to Customer
: Compliance with security policy; security risk mitigation; decreased
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potential for security incidents

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Information Technology Standards

Advisement


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Through this
IT specialty
, AFNIC

provid
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advice on
approved configuration, product
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infrastructure standards available for use on
the
AFNet.
This service also ensures
AF system
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interoperability with other DoD systems
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Customers/Users
:

Federal CIO, DoD CIO, AF CIO, Air Staff, AFSPC Staff, AFMC,
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SPOs/PMOs, MAJCOMs, 24AF, HAF

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Emerging Standards, AFNet System Functions, AFNet Standards
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Viewpoint

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Benefit to Customer
: Standardized Information Technology Infrastructure base
d on System
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Functional Specifications and Integrated Standards providing accurate and reliable information
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leading to transition of mission and functional app
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into the AFNet
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Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Transition Support

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The IPv6 servic
e enables the delivery of

technical engineering assistance, consultative advice,
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implementation, and policy interpretation for the Federal Government transition to IPv6.
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AFNIC will

provid
e

on
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site testing support as networks are IPv6 enabled,
and

assist customers
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through the entire transition process.
AFNIC also aids SPOs/PMOs determin
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how IPv6 will
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affect their system.

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Customers/Users
: PMOs, Portfolio managers, AF/CIO, MAJCOMs, AFNet planners,
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AFSPC/A6, 24 AF

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Implementati
on plan, step
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by
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step checklists, technical engineering
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support, training, troubleshooting and testing assistance, security and policy guidance

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Benefit to Customer
: Provide step
-
by
-
step assistance to customers as they transition their
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networks to IPv6 pe
r DoD mandate

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Mission Area/System Architecture Analysis

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This service r
ecommend
s

mission area/system architecture changes or approvals
,as well as,
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a
nalyzes architecture artifacts

and

identifies impacts to
the
AFNet
i
nfrastructure.

AFNIC
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provides c
ustom
er
analysis of mission area and mission system architectures with a focus on
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identifying mission dependencies on the AFNet, and architectural design implications that may
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preclude integration into the AFNet
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Customers/Users:

AF
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GIG Configuration Control

Board, PMOs/SPOs, Portfolio Managers,
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MAJCOMs, Functionals, AFNIC/NW

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AFNIC Deliverable:

Analysis artifacts (reports, courses of action, scorecards), Change/approval
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recommendations.

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Benefit to Customer:

Improves interoperability and federation (alignment) of mission solutions,
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and enables effic
ient, effective, and economic integration of solutions into the AF
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GIG.

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Network Engineering Design

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The

network engineering design service
provides

the Air Force network designs that deliver
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AFNet core services. AFNIC engineers deliver complete network and communication designs
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for your project, whether it be a C2 facility, data or area processing center, building retrofit to
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house a new mission, or

a Military Construction project. AFNIC’s unique network engineering
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design expertise guides our customers through all design phases, providing comprehensive
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network designs, drawings, lists of materials and associated cost estimates. Understanding the
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complex and dynamic world of networks which must support
w
arfighter operations today and in
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the future
. Engineers also

assist customers in the requirements definitions process, and provide a
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flexible design which will support operations of the future.
Th
is service provides

a variety of
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network engineering designs ranging from small tactical solutions to multi
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million data centers
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to battle
-
proven air operations centers.

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Customers/Users
: 24 AF, SPOs (e.g., the AOC SPO), MAJCOMs, COCOMs, 38 CYRS, Air
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ope
rators, and the intelligence community per Air Force Space Command approval

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Network designs/drawings, material lists and costs, network documents,
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requirements definition aid, technical guidance through the acquisition phase, and engine
ering
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assistance through the installation phase

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Benefit to Customer
: Provide continuity, years of experience, savings of thousands to millions
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of dollars on design services, and technology
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driven network solutions ranging from small
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tactical to multi
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mill
ion dollar data centers

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Networthiness and Integration Validation
(NIV)

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The NIV service
c
onducts
validation

testing of information technology systems and products to

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ensure they perform properly within established standards on the AFNet.

AFNIC conducts
this
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service with a

collection of networking products that is a realistic representation of

the AFNet
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Customers/Users
: System/Application owners, 24AF, MAJCOM/A5/A6, HAF/A6
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CIO

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AFNIC Deliverables
: Test Plan; Test Report

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Benefit to Customer
: Reduced ris
ks to schedule, cost, and performance; currently a free service

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Security Certification and Accreditation

(C&A)

Assistance

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Security C&A
is a specialized service that
provides

Information Assurance
and Networthiness
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reviews
for AF and non
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AF owned
systems
requiring netw
ork connection. In addition, AFNIC
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p
rovides
approval

recommendation to the
Air Force
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Designated Accrediting Authority (
AF
-
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DAA
) approval official
.

The Center conducts
customer service support
activities
during the
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creation of security system

accreditation packages
as well as
support for application and device
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security certification.

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Customers/Users
: SPOs/PMOs and any system development organizations

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Written or verbal direction to policy, technical expertise, best practi
ces,
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training/educational sites

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Benefit to Customer
: Greater likelihood of gaining AF
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DAA
and/or Certificate of Networthiness
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approval to operate systems on the
AFNet
; expertise on application and device security
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assessment

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Simulator Training and Exer
cise (SIMTEX)

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SITMEX
service offers

an isolated simulator
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based environment with a realistic

look and feel of
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the Air Force Network for Cyberspace Operations' cyber

force development through education,
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training, and exercise events. Our

team provides edu
cators, trainers, evaluators and exercise
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planners the

design, test, evaluation, and fielding of crew training devices, ranges and

associated
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simulator
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based scenarios or curriculum.

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Customers/Users
:

(Within AF
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24 AF and all subordinate units, 333 TRS) and DoD
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organizations

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AFNIC Deliverable
:

Provide simulated training and exercise environment; exercise planning;
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training environment; exercise/training scenarios

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Benefit to Customer
:

Training/exercise environment available to fully develop cyber warriors

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Terrestrial, Air, and Space Network Integration Engineering

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This service provides technical engineering guidance to help connect terrestrial, air, and space
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domain networks together
to provide a seamless end
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to
-
end experience to the user base. AFNIC
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further provides engineering guidance for integrating new terrestrial, air, and space systems,
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products, and technologies to the AFNet to obtain core network services while addressing AFN
et
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connectivity compliance demands. AFNIC guides customers during network solution analysis of
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alternatives, development, or modification to meet customer needs as well as other lifecycle
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periods.

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Customers/Users
: Customers with requirements to interconn
ect networks or integrate systems,
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products, and technologies to the AFNet such as Program Offices, MAJCOM/A6s, and other
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responsible implementing organizations.

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Consultative advice, recommended network design considerations, and
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techni
cal solutions.

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Benefit to Customer
: An interconnected/integrated AFNet
-
compliant solution that allows greater
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information gathering/sharing and services support.

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Unified Communications (UC) Technical
Consulting


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The UC Technical Consulting service c
onverts customer requirements into technical
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requirements, develops solutions to provide UC (voice, video
and

presence information) to the
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customer’s work center
in accordance with

AF guidance
and

DoD UC standards.
Additionally,
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this service a
ssists cust
omers with assessment, design, test, validation
and

implementation of
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UC applications.

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Customers/Users
: AFSPC, 24 AF, AF/CIO, MAJCOMs, AFNet planners

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AFNIC Deliverable
: Readiness assessment report, network diagrams, configuration guidance,
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equipment l
ists, technical engineering

support, troubleshooting and testing assistance, security
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and

policy guidance

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Benefit to Customer
: Enhance communication
and

collaboration between users using fully
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integrated communication tools. Potential savings by reducing

or eliminating suppo
rt for legacy
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telephone service


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