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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-854-3.ch015
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Ghosh, Supriya. "Net-Centric Assessment and Interoperability Testing." Net Centricity and Technological Interoperability in Organizations: Perspectives and Strategies. IGI Global, 2010. 217-233. Web. 22 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-854-3.ch015


Ghosh, S. (2010). Net-Centric Assessment and Interoperability Testing. In S. Ghosh (Ed.), Net Centricity and Technological Interoperability in Organizations: Perspectives and Strategies (pp. 217-233). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-854-3.ch015


Ghosh, Supriya. "Net-Centric Assessment and Interoperability Testing." In Net Centricity and Technological Interoperability in Organizations: Perspectives and Strategies, ed. Supriya Ghosh, 217-233 (2010), accessed October 22, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-854-3.ch015

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This section provides you with the ability to assess net-centric and interoperability principles within organizations. This chapter provides a set of checklists that have been placed in tables for organizations to figure out how to evaluate net-centric data assessment, net-centric services assessment, information assurance assessment, and communications and transport assessment. It then provides an understanding of interoperability testing to promote net-centric development, which involves stages of testing and the use of SOA-based services. We end with a case study of the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory that has been a fixture in providing testing support for IPv6 and network testing.
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As you explore Chapter 15, it will cover the following topics:

  • Assessing Net-Centric Transition

  • Net-Centric Data Assessment

  • Net-Centric Services Assessment

  • Net-Centric Information Assurance Assessment

  • Communications and Transport Assessment

  • Interoperability Testing for Net-Centric Development

  • CASE STUDY: University of New Hampshire Inter Operability Laboratory (IOL)

Assessing Net-Centric Transition

In this chapter, we now discuss the ability to assess, test, and evaluate a net-centric transition process for systems and organizations. These organizations may grow to include any type of entity, which includes federal government organizations, state and local government, large defense-related corporations, small business organizations, and universities and research consortia.

The four areas of assessing net-centric alignment include the following:

  • Data Assessment

  • Services Assessment

  • Information Assurance Assessment

  • Communications and Transport Assessment

We provide a set of questions that need to be answered by organization personnel as they decide how to proceed in transitioning their organizations to adopt net-centric principles. The questions have been from the net-centric checklist prepared by the DoD CIO organization (Net-Centric Checklist Version 2.1.4, 2007) to be answered by DoD Component organizations, Armed Force Services and other DoD organizations.

However, these questions are universal in their appeal and have been modified to address any organization that is currently trying to adopt a SOA-based architecture, a consumer-subscriber model, and a distributed information environment. This addresses any organization that includes large corporations, governmental organizations and numerous business entities.

It makes sense that all of the questions are not applicable to all organizations or all environments. In answering these questions, any person would realize this very quickly. However, the reason to review and capture these questions in totality is that it allows the entire set of information to make sense and work together. Since military organizations are larger and more complex that most commercial entities, the additional degree of rigor necessary to answer all of the questions creates an organization that has a greater degree of interoperability and reliability.

Net-Centric Data Assessment

These set of questions is in line with the overall Net-Centric Data Strategy (DoD CIO NCDS, 2003) and provides a detailed set of questions to be answered when designing and developing a system.


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Table of Contents
John Stenbit
Supriya Ghosh
Chapter 1
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter lets you understand the terms Net-Centric and Net Centricity, and helps you identify the context and paradigm shift this really... Sample PDF
Net Centricity: What Does It Mean?
Chapter 2
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter shifts you from the complex topic of network centric warfare to address the basic fundamentals of today’s information enterprise... Sample PDF
Today's Information Enterprise
Chapter 3
Supriya Ghosh
Now that we have discussed today’s information enterprise, this chapter focuses on the larger concept of interoperability. The definition of this... Sample PDF
Measures of Interoperability
Chapter 4
Supriya Ghosh
In this chapter we delve deeper into the concepts of net-centric systems and provide characteristics of the upcoming net-centric operational... Sample PDF
Net-Centric Operational Environment
Chapter 5
Supriya Ghosh
As the first chapter on transformational perspectives, this chapter provides you how the DoD and the military are moving toward a target state for... Sample PDF
Target State for Defense Information Enterprise
Chapter 6
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter focuses broadly on the technology effects of the net-centric transformation on our industry and civilian market. We start by discussing... Sample PDF
Net-Centric Military to Civilian Transformation
Chapter 7
Mark Janczewski
As a transformative perspective, this chapter discusses a specific area of DoD that is undergoing a large transformation to provide healthcare to... Sample PDF
Healthcare Transformation in a Net-Centric Environment
Chapter 8
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter provides an understanding of enterprise architecture in action. We provide planning guidelines for developing organizational enterprise... Sample PDF
Use of Enterprise Architecture as a Net-Centric Discipline
Chapter 9
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter now shifts to describing Information Assurance and how it is a crucial topic that aids the process of Net Centricity. We start with a... Sample PDF
Net-Centric Information: Assurance Strategy
Chapter 10
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter lets you understand why open technical standards are necessary. We then provide a case study of an organization who is working toward... Sample PDF
Adhering to Open Technology Standards
Chapter 11
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter introduces Service-Oriented Architecture and puts it in the context of the net-centric future. We discuss key service-oriented... Sample PDF
Service-Oriented Architecture and Net-Centric Principles
Chapter 12
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter addresses how the transition to the IPv6 protocol is part of the upcoming network and communications upgrade for enabling a net-centric... Sample PDF
Transition to IPv6-Based Networks
Chapter 13
Supriya Ghosh
We now switch to another crucial topic within a net-centric environment, and that is to address the digital storage needs within a global... Sample PDF
Storage Strategy for the Distributed Enterprise
Chapter 14
Supriya Ghosh
This chapter focuses on assessing the maturity of enterprise architecture within our federal government, which is peripherally tied to the... Sample PDF
Architecture Assessment at the Federal Enterprise Level
Chapter 15
Supriya Ghosh
This section provides you with the ability to assess net-centric and interoperability principles within organizations. This chapter provides a set... Sample PDF
Net-Centric Assessment and Interoperability Testing
Chapter 16
Supriya Ghosh
This next chapter addresses assessment describes the technology evolution process that involves government and corporate firms to perform technology... Sample PDF
Technology Evolution Assessment for the Future
Chapter 17
Supriya Ghosh
This last chapter focuses on the target state of achieving a Net-Centric Service-Oriented Enterprise (NCSOE). All of our previous discussions led to... Sample PDF
Achieving a Net-Centric Service-Oriented Enterprise
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