GOSIP


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GOSIP

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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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The TUT program transfers the legacy TEAMS software to an open systems architecture (OSA) that meets emerging government standards, including POSIX and GOSIP.
For more than two years, all new computer networks and major upgrades within federal agencies have had to comply with an architectural standard known as Gosip, for Government OSI Profile.
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Moreover, several other government efforts to influence the marketplace via procurement specifications have not been successful (e.g., the GOSIP program has not succeeded in making OSI protocols primary network standards in the U.S.).
5 The failure of the GOSIP initiative, an attempt to mandate procurement of computer communication protocols that conform to the ISO OSI standards, is one such example.
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