The Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) is driven, championed and funded out of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) as the unifying construct between Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) intelligence activities. The portfolio of programs and efforts formally under the DI2E umbrella includes the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Family of Systems (FoS), Combatant Command (COCOM) Joint Intelligence Operations Centers (JIOC), and US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems (US BICES).

In 2012, a memorandum was signed out by Michael Vickers giving the National Reconnaisance Office (NRO) lead acquisition authority to drive the framework which structures DI2E activities. The DI2E Framework, which includes the DI2E Reference Architecture, DI2E Developer Tools, DI2E Clearinghouse, and DI2E Storefront is thus executed out of NRO.

The DI2E Developer Tools provide an open development environment for the defense and intelligence community, offering a full suite of popular, widely used development tools.  Project teams are able to establish cross-team efforts to support development, integration, and test needs.  The tools provide documentation and design artifact hosting, issue tracking, and project collaboration, and support software development life-cycle activities.  Aligning with Office of Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) Open Systems Architecture guidance, the DI2E Developer Tools provide ready access and accessibility to government-owned capabilities.  It has the following immediate benefits:

  • Reduce routine procurement of closed development environments on a costly contract-by-contract basis; infrastructure avoidance
  • Cross-program developer coordination; start to reduce stove-pipes
  • Promote development in the open, vice in a closed ecosystem
  • Government developed code on government resources

In adherence with ITAR restrictions, all users of the DI2E Developer Tools are required to have US citizenship. This requirement is necessary for both the user access to the Developer Tools as well as the access DI2E DevCloud VMs. Accounts can be requested at https://www.di2e.net/display/DI2E/accounts and projects at https://www.di2e.net/display/DI2E/Request+a+New+Hosted+Project.

We support a growing number software development and project management groups. Some are actively conducting agile software development, while some are less agile. Our suite of tools can be seen at https://www.di2e.net/display/DI2E/DI2E+DevTools.  Many teams use DI2E because their work involves many different DoD organizations and it is impossible/impractical for them to allow distributed access; DI2E enables this collaboration.

DI2E DevTools is available at no cost to any Intel related project in the DoD or IC. 

All projects are default set up to be open/shareable to the DI2E community,  DI2E supports the movement toward being more open and visible with their efforts, and encourage all programs to promote the DI2E ideals of open architecture, open development, sharing and reuse, starting as early in the development life cycle as possible. 

DI2E DevTools is currently on the unclassified and SIPR, with a similar environment offered by NRO on JWICS. .

For additional environment details, please reference the DI2E DevTools.

For other specific questions or information needs, please follow up with helpdesk@di2e.net

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