PPSM is committed to protecting data end-to-end by ensuring
the communication protocols in the Internet protocol suite, data services, and
associated ports used on DOD Information Systems (IS) are registered,
controlled, and regulated properly; enhancing situational awareness, in support
of net-centric operations, based on the types of data services in use; and
ensuring DOD operations, both interoperability of joint applications and the
security of the overall DOD information infrastructure.
DoD Instruction 8551.01 Ports, Protocols, and
Implementation of this Instruction shall provide support for
end-to-end configuration, continuous monitoring (including discovery and
analysis), vulnerability management, baseline configuration compliance
verification, and risk scoring for communication protocols in the Internet
protocol suite, data services, and associated ports.
Performs Vulnerability Assessments (VA) on communication
protocols in the Internet protocol suite, data services, and associated ports
entered into the PPSM Registry, assigning each an assurance category in
accordance with build-to standards established by the PPSM Configuration Control
Board (CCB) in compliance with existing DOD guidance and regulations.