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.
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.