As previously discussed, and as depicted in the diagram below, the Assertion-Based Architecture (ABA) includes multiple capabilities to facilitate various aspects of the IS&S mission lifecycle.
Each capability is described briefly below, with a link to a dedicated page with more detailed content.
- The Assertion Authoring and Publishing Capability enables stakeholder organizations and communities within the ISE to develop and publish assertion definitions and assertion profiles to express their policy requirements.
- The Assertion Assessor Capability enables ISE participants to conduct assessments of participant compliance with requirements and generate and publish assertions based on those assessments.
- The Assertion Operational Infrastructure Capability enables ISE participants to leverage assertions and machine-readable trust policies for partner discovery and automated trust policy enforcement.
- The Information Sharing Agreement Builder Capability leverages the ABA to enable ISE participants to rapidly develop and execute machine-readable information sharing legal agreements with partner agencies.
Each capability includes software tools, documentation, and governance structures and processes to enable IS&S stakeholders to navigate the complexities of trust and interoperability related to their operational missions.