global information infrastructure


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global information infrastructure

The worldwide interconnection of communications networks, computers, databases, and consumer electronics that make vast amounts of information available to users. The global information infrastructure encompasses a wide range of equipment, including cameras, scanners, keyboards, facsimile machines, computers, switches, compact disks, video and audio tape, cable, wire, satellites, fiber-optic transmission lines, networks of all types, televisions, monitors, printers, and much more. The friendly and adversary personnel who make decisions and handle the transmitted information constitute a critical component of the global information infrastructure. Also called GII. See also defense information infrastructure; information; information system; national information infrastructure.
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The ESII programme seeks to provide the UK MoD with a flexible method of obtaining cost-effective and timely research into the key issues relating to delivery of the Global Information Infrastructure. The overall multi-million pound programme delivers research, analysis and experimentation on behalf of the MoD to mature solution concepts that technically derisk the construction of a managed system for a group of complex networks that is both resilient and capable of resisting network attack.
Founded in 1978 and initially known as the World Computing Services Industry Association, WITSA has also increasingly taken on a pivotal role of supporting international public policiesthat shape the future direction of the global information infrastructure. These includes increasing competition through open markets and regulatory reform, protecting intellectual property, encouraging cross-industry and government cooperation, bridging the education and skills gap and reducing trade barriers to IT goods and services.
business infrastructure is collected and integrated into a global information infrastructure. Many business systems rely on real-time information processing to operate, and they are monitored and controlled using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that depend upon the global information infrastructure.
Aimed at business executives and other stakeholders, this text provides an overview of the ways in which terrorists are making use of the global information infrastructure today.
We will need a partnership that involves industry, government and academia to help define and execute a research agenda for protecting the global information infrastructure. This partnership will help create a new era of sustainable computing and communications systems that are measurable, available, secure and trustworthy, or MAST.
VCS bodies promote development through open standards, which is a critical element for planning, developing, implementing, operating and sustaining a global information infrastructure. The specifications and decisions of VCS bodies will directly impact architecture initiatives focused on moving the DON to a Web-centric environment.

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