Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

A collection of policy and guidance documents related to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in 3 parts.

Part 1: United States (US) non-DoD Federal government and non-governmental organizations documents

Part 2: US Department of Defense (DoD) documents

Part 3: Organizations outside the United States (including Canadian, European, Asian, Australian and international) documents

(Note: A policy document is a formal document setting forth specific actions that must be taken or goals that must be achieved. A guidance document is an informal document recommending non-mandatory actions that could be taken or methods that could be used to achieve recommended goals.)


Part 1: United States (US) non-DoD Federal government and non-governmental organizations documents

American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)

Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization, May, 2017
Zero Trust Cybersecurity Current Trends, Apr, 2019

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)

NSTAC Report to the President on Software-Defined Networking, Aug, 2020

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Technological Advisory Council, Cybersecurity Working Group, Securing SDN/NFV Sub-Working Group

White Paper: Considerations for Securing SDN/NFV, Jan 2016
Security BCP Recommendations for SDN/NFV, Dec, 2016

National Security Agency (NSA)

Overview of Software Defined Networking (SDN) Risks, Feb, 2017

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Application Container Security Guide, Special Publication 800-190, Sept, 2017
Software Defined Virtual Networks program, updated Sept, 2020

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO)

White Paper: Networks of the Future, Dec, 2019

Office of the President

National Science & Technology Council

Operationalizing Software-Defined Networks, Sep, 2018


Part 2: US Department of Defense (DoD) documents

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

DISA Software Defined Enterprise, Nov, 2017

Secretary of Defense

Defense Innovation Board

Fully Networked Command, Control, and Communications (FNC3) Recommendations, Oct, 2019


Part 3: Organizations outside the United States (including Canadian, European, Asian, Australian and international) documents 

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

Industry Specification Group for Network Functions Virtualisation (ISG for NFV)

An extensive series of NFV Standards Reports are available here

An extensive series of Management and Network Orchestration (MANO) Standards Reports are available here

An extensive series of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) Standards Reports are available here

European Union Agency For Network And Information Security (ENISA)

Threat Landscape and Good Practice Guide For Software Defined Networks/5G, Dec, 2015

 


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