GOSIP


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GOSIP

GOSIP

(Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile) A U.S. government mandate that after August 15, 1990, all new network procurements must comply with OSI. Testing is performed at the NIST, which maintains a database of OSI-compliant commercial products. GOSIP also allows TCP/IP protocols to be used.

Since broad adoption of OSI standards never came to fruition, GOSIP evolved into POSIT (Profiles for Open Systems Internetworking Technologies), which is a set of non-mandatory standards that acknowledge the widespread use of TCP/IP.
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Starting this month, computer systems bought for use by the federal government will have to comply with a group of protocol standards known as the Government OSI Profile, or GOSIP.
6, 1996-- Enterprise Solutions Limited, a leading provider of messaging and directory service solutions for government and commercial enterprises, announced that its Windows User Agent (UA), Message Transfer Agent (MTA) and Directory System Agent (DSA) have completed GOSIP and DMS protocol conformance testing.
In open systems, the Fed has taken the lead by mandating GOSIP as a Federal Information Processing Standard.
In other standards news, Version 1 GOSIP became mandatory for new government OSI applications this month, Shukri Wakid, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, told the group.
Current customers can easily upgrade their current environment to a compliant DMS solution that will be GOSIP certified.