97610. Pilot Information Security Assurance Site Is On Line
American Forces Press Service
ARLINGTON, Va.--The Defense Information Systems Agency's DoD
Information Security Assurance Support Environment pilot system is on
line at http://mattche.iiie.disa.mil. The site is restricted to users
with .mil and .gov e-mail extensions.
Operated by the agency's Information System Security Program
Management Office, the system allows DoD personnel to share
information security education, training and awareness; security
certification and accreditation process guidance and advice; and
information on various agency, Joint Staff and DoD information
security programs. The pilot system provides:
o A repository of general knowledge concerning the certification
and accreditation process.
The Formats and Examples segment contains sample formats and
examples of past cases of certification and accreditation
documentation and related or supporting information. Userss may search
this repository by scanning an index of document titles.
The Specific Advice segment catalogs previously answered
questions. Topics focus on certification and accreditation process
tasks and steps. Users may search by clicking on the "Specific Advice"
link on the home page or in the footer of any other page.
o An electronic bulletin board service and list server.
Information will be posted in the Notices segment by
certification and accreditation experts. Users may search by key words
and also may subscribe to obtain automatic notification of selected
topics. To subscribe, enter name and e-mail address, select
"subscribe" and click "submit" at the main Notices window. Users
receive a subscription confirmation by e-mail. Users may request new
topics by sending e-mail to: email@example.com.
o An electronic chat service.
The Discussions segment lets clients chat with other
certification and accreditation practitioners in real- and nonreal-
time. Users must first register with a name and password and then
simply log in. Information security experts may use this area as a
medium to information certification and accreditation personnel in the
field. Users may request new topics by sending e-mail to:
o A help desk.
Pilot help desk hours are weekdays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time,
excluding federal holidays. The desk is users' first and central point
of contact, and staff try to answer as many questions as possible on
the first call. More difficult questions are escalated to experts for
research and resolution using a "trouble ticket" system for tracking
and disposition. The help desk can be reached via e-mail at:
The Whiteboard is a Java applet that allows users to interact
with each other using a chat/drawing tool. Click on the home page
"Whiteboard" link to download the applet. A "Feedback/Suggestions"
link at the end of each segment brings up a template clients can use
to send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
o A link to information security training opportunities;
o A link to Multilevel Security/Secret and Below Interoperability
o Links to various information security automated environments;
o Information on the Defense Information System Network Secret
Internet Protocol Router Network connection approval process.
Users may find several areas of the pilot system "under
construction" at any given time.
(From a Defense Information Systems Agency news release.)