NITFS CONFORMANCE PROGRAM PLAN
This document establishes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Conformance Program Plan for the National Imagery Transmission Format Standard (NITFS) (hereafter referred to as NITFS Conformance Program Plan (NCPP)) for achieving and sustaining conformant implementations of NITFS to promote interoperability within the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG) enterprises.
This NCPP provides an authoritative means to assess and confirm NITFS conformance throughout the development and fielding of capabilities that implement NITFS. To accomplish this, the plan:
- Defines NITFS Conformance Certification guidance within the NSG and participating ASG enterprises.
- Prescribes the policies, roles and responsibilities, and processes involved in assessing and confirming NITFS conformance.
- Defines the administrative process and associated testing requirements to conduct conformance assessments and certification tests.
This NCPP applies to elements of the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), non-DoD/IC Federal agency members of the NSG, international partners, commercial vendors, state/local municipalities, and tribal organizations responsible for the operation, acquisition, or development of systems, applications, or plug-ins employing technology that collects, procures, produces, serves, exchanges, ingests, or uses imagery or imagery-related content governed by NITFS.
As the designated Defense Intelligence Enterprise Manager for geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and the GEOINT Functional Manager for the IC, NGA established this NCPP to assess and confirm the integration of NITFS standards in the NSG/ASG enterprises. The Joint Interoperability Test Command serves as NGA’s Executive Test Agent in the execution of this NCPP and issuance of NITFS Conformance Certifications.
NITF TEST PLAN
The NITF Standards Compliance Test and Evaluation Plan provides a procedure and methodology for testers to determine the extent digital imagery systems are able to generate, interpret, and exchange digital imagery, graphics, text, and associated data conformant with NITF Versions 2.1, 2.0, 1.1, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secondary Imagery Format (NSIF) 1.00 and 1.01, as applicable to system capabilities. Additionally, it provides a process to assess the usability of the system from a human factors engineering perspective. The test criterion comes from a compilation of the detailed requirements and compliance criteria as established by Military Standard (MIL-STD) 2500C, NGA.STDI.0002, and other applicable standards.
J2K TEST PLAN
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) 2000 Test and Evaluation Plan provides and describes the means of testing to determine whether the implementation(s) under test can generate, repackage and/or interpret the JPEG 2000 file format and associated compressed data stream in a manner compliant with the Basic Image Interchange Format (BIIF) Profile for JPEG 2000 Version 01.10 (BPJ2K01.10) the Standardization Agreements (STANAGs) 4545, 4609 and 7023.
MTI TEST PLAN
The Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Standards Compliance Test and Evaluation Plan is a standards compliance test plan for STANAG 4607 Edition 1, 2, and 3 and AEDP-7 Editions 1 and 2. It includes policies, criteria, and test strategies from Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 8320.02. This test plan specifies the Standards Compliance and data services test processes and procedures JITC will conduct to ensure the data and data activities of a GMTI capability are structurally and semantically compliant in accordance with the applicable DoD Information Technology Standards Registry (DISR) standards and specifications per DoDI 8320.02 Section 3.b.