Writers' First Review Draft:    (2VA7)

Term    (2W84)

Interoperability Standard    (2W85)

Origin/Source for Inclusion of the Term    (2W86)

OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5    (2W87)

OMB Context Definition    (2W88)

Reference/URL OMB Context Definition    (2W89)

Business Definition    (2W8A)

A rule, requirement or condition for applications or systems to provide services to and accept services from other applications or systems so they will operate effectively together. The degree of interoperability should be defined when referring to specific cases.    (2W8B)

Reference/URL for Business Definition    (2W8C)

Technical Definition    (2W8D)

Interoperability is "the ability of systems, units, or forces to provide services to and accept services from other systems, units, or forces and to use the services so exchanged to enable them to operate effectively together. The degree of interoperability should be defined when referring to specific cases."    (2W8E)

Reference/URL Technical Definition    (2W8F)

Joint Pub 1-02 or JP 1-02, The Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, As Amended Through 9 May 2005    (2W8G)

Context Definition 1    (2W8H)

Reference/URL Context Definition 1    (2W8I)

Context Definition 2    (2W8J)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 2    (2W8K)

Context Definition 3    (2W8L)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 3    (2W8M)

See Also Related Terms    (2W8N)

DoD Joint Technical Architecture (JTA). The JTA defines the service areas, interfaces, and standards (JTA elements) applicable to all DoD systems, and its adoption is mandated for the management, development, and acquisition of new or improved systems throughout DoD. The JTA core contains the minimum set of JTA elements applicable to all DoD systems to support interoperability.    (2W8O)