MO Project: Contextual Branding

Infrastructure Domain


The Infrastructure Domain defines the roles, policies, standards, and technologies that manage the communications and computing hardware infrastructure for the State’s distributed computing environment. Disciplines in this domain deal with the connection of the various hardware pieces throughout the enterprise and throughout the world, as well as the various hardware and operating systems.



Defines the roles, standards, and technologies that provide the communications infrastructure for the State’s distributed computing environment. It defines the structure, topologies, bandwidth management, carrier services, and protocols necessary to facilitate the interconnection of the State's information resources, including those facilitating e-Government initiatives. Included in this discipline is the definition of Intranet networks, Virtual Private Networks, and external connections to external networks including the Internet. This includes consideration for public access from private and Kiosk workstations, wireless drivers, and PCs.

Technology Areas

  • Addressing
  • Ethernet
  • ISO, IEEE, ANSI Standards
  • Protocols
  • Products (Hubs, Routers, Bridges)
  • Standards – DNS, DHCP


Defines the roles, standards, and decision-making criteria for the acquisition and deployment of computing and data storage hardware and its operating software and systems. The Platform discipline provides for the inclusion of industry standard platforms in use by users and the citizenry, which will enable e-Government access.

Technology Areas

  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Provisioning (criteria for loading of application, monitoring of load and communication of delivery)
  • Utilities