14 July 2004
Including changes 12 April 2005
Entrance Facility (EF). Entrance Facilities denote the transfer of
maintenance between the public network and the network under the control of
NMCI. In new buildings, the NMCI function must be included in the overall
telecommunications system EF design in accordance with MIL-HDBK 1012/3. In
existing facilities the NMCI EF may or may not be located in proximity to the EF
and demarcation point (DP) associated with the telecommunications access
provider (AP), see Figure B-1. The EF function for the NMCI network is always
contained within the NMCI POP or included in the Server Farm. The EF function
of the POP provides media conversion between the access provider network and
the NMCI network.
Typical Equipment Provided by the NMCI Contractor. An NMCI
POP/ER contains some or all of the following classes of equipment, depending
on site requirements.
Unclassified inner router
Transport boundary (for Information Assurance (IA))
Network distribution routers
Boundary 2 (for IA)
Voice call management equipment1
The POP is not required to be a Controlled Access Area (CAA) as
defined for a Protected Distribution System (PDS). There will not be any
unencrypted classified traffic running through the POP. The Information
Assurance (IA) for the unclassified network is provided by the Boundary 2 and
Transport Boundary equipment.
Typical Equipment Requirements. The NMCI Contractor will
Install equipment in enclosed, lockable cabinets.
Secure each cabinet to the structural flooring and brace in
compliance with local codes.
May be installed at sites where voice CLINs have been ordered.