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JITC LABS
Updated: 10/22/2018 12:37:31 PM
JITC LABS OVERVIEW

JITC provides a wide array of labs focusing on the interoperability of communications systems, routers, PKI certificates, satellites, and waveforms to name a few. JITC Labs support the Warfighter by supporting a number of core functions within their respective areas of focus. Support includes emulating command environments, ensuring conformance to standards, and testing, evaluation, and certification of systems.

Defense Red Switch Network
JITC Fort Meade Laboratory Testbed
Tactical Edge Testbed
DoD Information Network (DoDIN) Testbed
System Integration Lab
Enterprise Service Test Lab
JITC Data Management Tool (JDMT)
Mobility Test Lab
JITC Networks, Transmissions and Integration Division Electronic Key Management System (EKMS)
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) * Common Access Card (CAC) * Public Key Enabled (PKE)
Electronic Business Systems Test Facility (EBS-TF)
Command and Control (C2) Testing
Coalition Test & Evaluation Lab
Common Data Link Lab
Intelligence Broadcast Service (IBS)
Joint / NATO Tactical Data Link (TDL)
National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) Test Lab
Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation Lab
Global Network Test Facility (GNTF)
Radio Frequency (RF) Test Facilities (RTF)

(Explore any of the different JITC Labs to the left for more information.)

DEFENSE RED SWITCH NETWORK (DRSN)

The mission of the DRSN is to provide the National Command Authority (NCA), the National Military Command Center (NMCC), Combatant Commander Command Centers, Warfighters, and other critical DoD and federal activities with reliable, secure, interoperable Command and Control and crisis management capabilities. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) DRSN Program Manager's Office coordinated with the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to establish the DISA DRSN Testbed at the JITC in order to conduct test and evaluation of software, firmware, and hardware for the DRSN community. Testing is conducted on a space available basis with JITC's expenses reimbursed by the customer.

JITC Fort Meade Laboratory Testbed

Hosting facility providing space, facilities, and network capabilities to support DISA and DoD IT project testing. Advanced network design with diverse networks and significant throughput.

Tactical Edge Testbed

Hosting facility providing space and technical expertise in the employment of tactical networks for testing purposes. Flexible network design allows locations to be adapted to various requirements or enable tests.

DoD Information Network (DoDIN) Testbed

Hosting facility providing space and technical expertise in the employment of tactical networks for testing purposes. Flexible network design allows locations to be adapted to various requirements or enable tests.

System Integration Lab

Flexible rule-based tool suite allows for adding new protocols and updating existing protocols.

  • Reduces the amount of code changes required to support new and updated protocol versions.

Supports protocol message Data Collection, Reduction, Analysis (DCRA), and display in support of Developmental Testing, Operational Testing, Standards Conformance Testing, Interoperability Testing, and Cyber.

Provides:

  • Data monitoring interfaces for multiple message protocols

  • Real-time and post-test situational and scrolling message displays

  • Real-time and post-test analysis with standards validation capability

Enterprise Service Test Lab

Defense Enterprise Test Framework (DETF) on NIPRNet to DoD customers

Testing as a Service available at https://portal.detf.sspl.disa.mil/

CAC authenticated access control

HPE now Micro Focus software:

  • Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

  • Centralized program test management (50 user license)

  • Track requirements / releases/ defects / results

  • Maps automated tests to system requirements

  • Performance Center (PC)

  • Load / scalability testing

  • 10k web users (HTTP, Ajax, Media, Mobile, Silverlight, TruClient, SOA)

  • 500 Oracle E-Business users (Oracle NCA, PeopleSoft, Siebel)\

  • 1k Development users (RTMPS, XMPP)

  • Unified Functional Testing (UFT)

  • Functional / Regression testing

  • 10 seat user license

  • Network Virtualization (NV)

  • Network simulation

  • 5k user license

  • Bandwidth, packet loss and delay

JITC Data Management Tool (JDMT)

This capability is designed to support Interoperability testing by validating the information exchange during the test and evaluation phases. The tool helps to standardize and automate framework for construction and display of system requirements and organization of information exchange using the DODAF products. Further, it supports coordination of data management and provide a path for analysis of the data that would lead to generating automated test report/certification products.

Mobility Test Lab

Mobility Test Evaluation and Development (MTED) Lab - Supports mobile application, performance, functional, and regression testing. Private cloud environment hosting commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) applications. Device Anywhere Mobility Test Automation - instrumented real devices for recording and playback of user actions. Virtualized hosting environment. COTS Mobile Device Management capability to provision devices and apply Security Technical Implementation Guidelines and security policy in the test environment. Wireless Fidelity (WI-FI) testing capability on a closed network and the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN).

JITC Networks, Transmissions and Integration Division Electronic Key Management System (EKMS)

The EKMS is a National Security Agency (NSA) effort to electronically provide communications security (COMSEC) material and provide a logistics support system consisting of interoperable Department, Agency or Organization (DAO) key management systems. One EKMS objective is to supply electronic keys to COMSEC accounts and devices in a secure and timely manner. The EKMS provides COMSEC material managers with automated support tools for tracking and managing COMSEC key material, key generation, key distribution, and key accounting.

As an independent DoD testing agent for NSA, the JITC conducts, witnesses, and reports on numerous testing efforts conducted on the EKMS system and its hardware and software components. The EKMS testing, performed at JITC, ensures system interoperability among the unique systems developed by the Services, Agencies, and Allies to satisfy their internal COMSEC key requirements. The JITC has established an EKMS test bed to support the NSA objectives for conformance and interoperability of all EKMS components. The JITC will continue to test EKMS system upgrades and new technologies, such as Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) products, the Data Transfer Device (DTD) 2000, and any other upgrades involving the distribution and management of electronic key material.

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) * Common Access Card (CAC) * Public Key Enabled (PKE)

Public Key Infrastructure Overview:

The JITC PKI Test Certificate Lab provides test certificate services in support of DoD and commercial partners to help successfully deploy a fully interoperable PKI. The lab was established by DISA and the PKI PMO as the official test facility for the issuance of DoD PKI test certificates.

The JITC PKI enclave mirrors the configuration of the operational PKI enclaves at the Defense Enterprise Computer Centers (DECCs) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This allows testing, development, and training to occur in an environment separate from the operational infrastructure yet with the same functionality. All software used by DoD PKI is tested at JITC before being installed at the DECCs. Configuration Management of the JITC PKI enclave is coordinated with the PKI PMO.

Common Access Card (CAC) Enterprise Testing Overview:

  • Performs test and evaluations of the DOD PKI CAC issuance systems from an enterprise level all the way down to the component level
  • Provides formal testing on newly released Certification Authorities (CAs) or major upgrades to existing CAs
  • Provide testing and support on the Robust Certificate Validation Services (RCVS)
  • Provide testing and support on the PKI

Public Key-Enabled (PKE) Application Testing Overview:

Applications must be enabled to take advantage of the services a PKI offers. Without enabled applications, the infrastructure holds little value. It is essential that applications become enabled and utilize the infrastructure. However, enabling is a complicated task. Applications must be tested to ensure they are enabled correctly, and are interoperable with the DoD PKI. The certification process is based on a master test plan containing all DoD PKE requirements and associated tests. This plan is used as a guideline for testing individual applications. Each PKE application is different and takes advantage of various DoD PKI services; therefore all the DoD PKE requirements may or may not be applicable to every application. JITC works individually with each application to analyze and determine which of the requirements and corresponding tests apply.

Electronic Business Systems Test Facility (EBS-TF)

Responsible for test & evaluation of DoD business and contingency business systems. The EBS-TF provides multiple types of tests such as: Web, Load, Spike, Stress, Evaluation, End-to-End, Operational Acceptance, Regression, Assessment, Performance, Development, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Functional, System, and Database Conversion Testing. It supports both UNIX and Windows environments with the ability to stimulate an unlimited number of EDI transactions and the ability to simulate an unlimited number of web transactions. It supports multiple types of protocols including: Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) / SFTP, Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

Command and Control (C2) Testing

The JITC C2 Lab interfaces multiple GCCS-J systems plus GCCS-A, GCCS-M, and a GCCS-TCO TCS system for testing Common Operational Picture (COP) and standards conformance testing. Simulated test tools are capable of Link 11, Link 16, and Blue Force Tracking. We are capable of bringing in external feeds for space tracks and CST feeds.

Coalition Test & Evaluation Lab

Conducts Functional, Developmental, Interoperability, and IV&V/AV&V to determine coalition interoperability and validate TTPs.

Common Data Link Lab

The Common Data Link (CDL) Test Bed located at JITC is equipped with the appropriate CDL test tools and personnel to provide CDL Waveform Specification Compliance Testing and Certification. JITC conducts CDL compliance certification tests as laboratory tests. An RF cable connection between the system under test (SUT) and an CDL test set is used instead of an over-the-air RF transmission from antenna to antenna. The SUT is tested in the operational frequency ranges and at operational data rates but is not tested with sensor or processor interfaces. JITC can conduct the test in conjunction with developmental test events or can plan and conduct the test as a JITC-only test event.

Intelligence Broadcast Service (IBS)

1. Type of testing performed. a. Standards Conformance. All IBS Common Message Format (CMF) processing subcomponents must be certified for MIL-STD-6018B conformance in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 8310.01, “Information Technology Standards in the DoD,” 2 February 2015. All IBS Legacy format processing subcomponents must be certified for conformance with their respective standards, specifications, and/or format rules in accordance with DoDI 8310.01. All Joint Tactical Data Link forwarders must be certified for conformance with MIL-STD-6020C in accordance with DoDI 8310.01. b. Interoperability. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Instruction 6610.01E, Tactical Data Link Standardization and Interoperability, states that “DoD IT and NSS implementing TDLs will comply with applicable Tactical Data Link (TDL) message standards and their associated documentation." Consistent with CJCS 6610.01E, IBS producer systems shall submit to a JITC Interoperability Assessment and achieve an Operational Certification prior to injecting data onto any operational IBS Enterprise component/system. c. Development/Operational Test Events. The JITC IBS Lab is an authorized IBS CMF and Legacy producer and, when necessary, will create and inject specific data sets to the operational Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB), Integrated Broadcast Service-Network (IBS-N), and/or Integrated Broadcast Service-Alternate (IBS-A) networks, or to a test network if necessary and available in support of Development/Operational Test Events.

Joint / NATO Tactical Data Link (TDL)

Several major components construct this capability. In addition to a few commercial tools that are several government built tools that provide unique test capability. For example, the Automated Test Case Generator (ATC-Gen) was developed by JITC to provide rapid, repeatable, "Pass-Fail" MIL-STD-6016 conformance testing of Command and Control (C2) and other systems, using a library of validated test cases. ATC-Gen applies modeling and simulation methodology to evaluate complex scripted behavior in near real time, using a set of tester selectable test cases. Currently, ATC-Gen has test cases supporting the Ballistic Missile Defense, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) mode 5, and Network Enabled Weapons and Space Track Correlation.

National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) Test Lab
  • a. Software and data testing
  • b. Software testing: controlled and real data
  • c. Data testing: Parsing and metadata analysis tools, plus a suite of COTS and GOTS for display/exploitation analyses
  • d. Laptops, desktops, standalone networks for data storage/sharing, and external hard drives.
Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation Lab

The JITC Cybersecurity Laboratory provides a robust test capability. It resides of a large scale service, able to virtualizes up to 4 separate test environment to allow concurrent testing. The capability is comprised of various operating system platforms (NT, XP, WIN7, UNIX, LINUX, and HP). The major elements of the Cybersecurity Lab are:

  • Virtualized Environment, able to replicate most DOD computing environment
  • Message, User Loading and Threat simulators
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Situational Awareness capabilities

Through JIOR able to interconnect to external labs. Internally can integrate any of DISA's DCO capabilities resident in the FGGM labs, and through connection to the DoDIN Testbed ability to replicate DoD ecosystem, and DCO technical capabilities.

Global Network Test Facility (GNTF)

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

The Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) process is managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) - Network Services (NS). The UC APL is the single approved source for the acquisition of telecommunications equipment that is to be connected to the DoD Information Network (DoDIN). UC provides the integration of voice, video, and data services delivered ubiquitously across an interoperable, secure, and highly available Internet Protocol (IP) network infrastructure, independent of technology, to provide increased mission effectiveness to the Warfighter. JITC provides Information Assurance (IA) and Interoperability (IO) testing in support of DODI 8100.04 UC APL and serves as the UC interoperability certification authority. Testing for certification of UC APL products occurs either at the JITC or at other DoD Component Test Labs. IA accreditation of UC products is the responsibility of the appropriate IA Certification Authority (CA) and IO Certification of UC APL products is the responsibility of JITC.

Radio Frequency (RF) Test Facilities (RTF)

The JITC Radio Test Facility (RTF) has a mission requirement to support the directives of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI 6251.01), which mandates that JITC certify/assess Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) terminals and UHF SATCOM channel controllers to conform to all UHF SATCOM waveform requirements contained within the UHF SATCOM Military Standards, MIL-STD-188-181/182/183/184/185/186 series, to include all MIL-STD revisions, MIL-STD change notices, draft MIL-STD revisions, draft MIL-STD change notices, applicable UHF SATCOM Waveform interface requirement documents, and future UHF SATCOM MIL-STDs under development. The UHF SATCOM Waveforms are: Legacy Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA), Integrated Waveform (IW) Phase 1, IW Phase 2, Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB) Waveform, Legacy DAMA and IW Data Controller Waveform, Legacy DAMA Channel Controller Waveform, and IW Channel Controller Waveform. JITC RTF provides UHF SATCOM Certification Test Services. Upon completion of testing JITC issues a Standard Conformance Test (SCT) or Waveform Conformance Test (WCT) Certification letter; or a SCT or WCT Assessment letter. These certification and assessment letters are referenced by the Joint Staff (JS), with delegated support from the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), to determine eligibility of UHF SATCOM terminals for live access to the UHF satellite constellation and network. Supported customers include Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Military Combatant Commanders, other DoD Agencies, and Commercial Vendors.