ABA and the Guiding Principles
|ICIF Guiding Principle||ABA Mapping or Alignment|
|Align with ISE Requirements from the IRTPA||
While the list of 15 ISE requirements in the IRTPA covers a wide range of topics that transcend the scope and focus of the ABA, there is nothing inherent to the design or intended usage of the ABA that contradicts or precludes the ISE from fulfilling any of the requirements listed. The embedded table below addresses a small sample of these 15 requirements in relation to the ABA.
|Respect the Autonomy of IS&S Stakeholders||The ABA is designed specifically to promote autonomy and decentralized trust management among ICIF stakeholders. They can use the various capabilities of the ABA to:
Nothing about the ABA imposes any type of operational oversight, management, or governance that would compromise the autonomy of existing agencies and stakeholder communities within the ISE.
|Leverage Existing Standards, Policies, and Infrastructure||The ABA seeks specifically to avoid the development of new standards, policies, and infrastructure to the greatest extent possible. It seeks instead to leverage that which already exists, within an architecture that is based on componentization, harmonization, and reuse.|
|Support Scalability Across Multiple Dimensions||The ABA is highly scalable across every critical dimension of scalability.
|Drive Interoperability through Convergence and Smart Reuse||The ABA inherently supports and encourages reuse of ADs, APs, and assertions. In particular, the Assertion Authoring and Publishing Capability (AAPC) facilitates and encourages stakeholders and communities within the ISE to discover and reuse existing componentized requirements (ADs) and existing requirements profiles (APs).|
|Favor Agility and Flexibility over Brittleness||The ABA inherently supports and adheres to the principles of agility and flexibility by encouraging componentization and reuse of requirements to the greatest extent possible across use cases and communities. In addition, as we discuss here, the ABA is based on an underlying technology standard that is open (i.e., non-proprietary) and available free-of-charge for use within the ISE community.|
|Increase the Speed of Execution||The ABA includes two components that are specifically designed to increase the speed of execution for ISE mission participants. The first is the Information Sharing Agreement Builder Capability (ABC), which enables rapid development and execution of information sharing agreements among ISE stakeholders, and the second is the Assertion Operational Infrastructure Capability (AOIC), which provides a robust set of tools and other capabilities to enable more rapid partner discovery and trust decisions through a componentized, assertion-based model of trust.|