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Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM)

Mission

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 Services Management

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.

For information or questions regarding PPSM, please contact your DoD Component PPSM CCB or TAG Representative: https://disa.deps.mil/ext/cop/iase/ppsm/Documents/contacts_list_poc_current.pdf

If you do not see your organization name on the Component PPSM representative list, then contact PPSM Secretariat at dod.ppsm@mail.mil (NIPRNet) or disa.meade.ns.mbx.ppsm@mail.smil.mil (SIPRNet) for further guidance.