Forum Communications Consortium III Conference System Receives DoD APL/JITC Approval, Release 13.0

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Forum Communications Consortium III Conference System Receives DoD APL/JITC Approval, Release 11.2

Forum Communications Consortium III Conference System has received DoDIN UC Approved Products Listing approval for Release 11.2, as a Unified Capabilities Conference System (UCCS) using native Assured Services Session Initiated Protocol (AS-SIP) to interface directly with Local Session Controllers also listed on the APL.

July 29, 2021

Forum Communications announced today the Consortium III Conference System, Release 11.2 has been approved for listing on the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List.

The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) issued the following certification: 

DoDIN APL approval of the Forum Communications Consortium III Rel. 11.2.0 TN 1710301 as a UCCS has been granted. The Risk Management Executive (RME) recommended DoDIN APL placement on 27 October 2017 based on the Cybersecurity (CS) testing completed by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Ft. Huachuca-led CS test teams. This solution achieved Interoperability (IO) certification from the JITC on 19 October 2017. This approval is effective upon the date of this memorandum and expires 30 October 2023 unless a critical issue is identified that invalidates either the CS or the IO posture of this product as determined by the JITC or the Chief Information Officers (CIO) for Combatant Commands, Services, and Agencies. Please note that Services and Agencies are required to recertify and reaccredit their systems every three years.

On 29 July 2021, the following extension was approved via DTR #2 (requested to update the software versions on the Consortium III as follows: update System Under Test (SUT) Rel. from 11.1.1 to 11.2.0; update Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) Linux from Rel. 6.9 to 7.9.2009 (due to end-of-life status on the CentOS 6.x version); update Apache Web from Rel. 2.2 to 2.4.6).

The System meets the critical requirements of the Unified Capabilities Requirements, Reference (b), with the optional capability of Multi-Level Precedence & Preemption (MLPP), on the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) as an audio only (AO) Unified Capabilities Conferencing System (UCCS) and is certified for joint use with no waivers, conditions, or open discrepancies.  

Please refer to the DoDIN APL for official posting of this solution at the following site: