DAOD 6002-0, Information Technology


1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2012-04-18

Date of Last Modification: 2014-05-23

Application: This DAOD is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence (DND employees) and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Approval Authority: Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) (ADM(IM))

Enquiries: Director Defence Information Management Planning (DDIMP)

2. Definitions

communication and information system (système de communication et d'information)

An assembly of equipment, processes, procedures and personnel organized to accomplish specific information conveyance and processing functions. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 20171)

information technology (technologies de l'information)

Involves both technology infrastructure and IT applications. Technology infrastructure includes any equipment or system that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission or reception of data or information. IT applications include all matters concerned with the design, development, installation and implementation of information systems and applications to meet business requirements. (Directive on Management of Information Technology, Treasury Board)

operational authority (autorité opérationnel)

The person who has the authority to define requirements and operating principles, set standards and accept risk within their area of responsibility. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 43435)

security authority (autorité de sécurité)

The person who has the authority to identify risk, provide advice and security standards for endorsement by the operational authority and technical authority, and monitor compliance within their area of responsibility. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 43436)

technical authority (autorité technique)

The person who has the authority to set technical specifications and standards, manage configurations, provide technical advice and monitor compliance within their area of responsibility. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 43437)

3. Policy Direction

Context

3.1 The ADM(IM) is the authority for information technology (IT) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the DND and the CAF.

3.2 IT is a strategic asset that must be managed in accordance with the mandate of the DND and the CAF.

3.3 Effective management of IT requires that the operational, technical and security authorities clearly understand their roles and scope of authority when participating in the decision-making process. This DAOD establishes the authority of the operational, technical and security authorities within the context of a communication and information system (CIS).

3.4 The DAOD 6002 series, along with the DND and CF IM and IT Policy Framework, should be read in conjunction with other relevant ADM(IM) policies, directives, instructions, standards and guidance.

Policy Statement

3.5 The DND and the CAF are committed to establishing clear authorities for the management, delivery and support of IT.

Requirements

3.6 The DND and the CAF must:

  1. employ a consistent definition of IT roles, functions and services;
  2. exercise authority by issuing direction and communicating expectations for IT;
  3. establish direction that builds on and is in alignment with Government of Canada policy; and
  4. ensure the provision of clear, concise and timely direction for the management, delivery and support of IT.

3.7 The Chief of Staff (IM) must notify the ADM(IM) of any non-compliance with this DAOD.

4. Consequences

Consequences of Non-Compliance

4.1 Non-compliance with this DAOD may have consequences for both the DND and the CAF as institutions, and for DND employees and CAF members as individuals. Suspected non-compliance will be investigated. The nature and severity of the consequences resulting from actual non-compliance will be commensurate with the circumstances of the non-compliance.

Note – In respect of the compliance of DND employees, see the Treasury Board Framework for the Management of Compliance for additional information.

5. Authorities

Authority Table

5.1 The following table identifies the authorities associated with this DAOD:

The ... has the authority to ...
ADM(IM)
  • ensure the effective and efficient management of IT;
  • issue policies, directives, instructions, standards and guidance for IT;
  • establish the roles and responsibilities for each area of IT defined in the DND and CF IM and IT Policy Framework; and
  • take appropriate action in respect of non-compliance with the DAOD 6002 series.
operational authority
  • define the business requirements, operating principles and concept of operation of a CIS;
  • set the operational requirements for a CIS capability; and
  • accept any risk specific to a CIS that is within their area of responsibility.
technical authority
  • advise the operational authority and security authority on all technical matters;
  • ensure the effective and efficient management and configuration of a CIS; and
  • set standard operating procedures for a CIS.
security authority
  • advise the operational authority and technical authority on all security matters;
  • determine risk specific to a CIS that is within their area of responsibility; and
  • develop and recommend CIS-specific security policy for endorsement by the technical authority and the operational authority.

6. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other References

  • DAOD 6003-0, Information Technology Security
  • DND and CF IM and IT Policy Framework
  • B-GJ-005-300/FP-001, Canadian Forces Joint Publication 3.0, Operations
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