ISAO 200-1: Foundational Services and Capabilities v0.1

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The request for comment period for this draft concluded on Thursday, November 30. All comments are currently under review and adjudication by working groups. Comments received after the November 30th deadline are welcomed and may be included in future adjudication and revision periods.

Appendix A of the ISAO 100-2 publication introduced a list of services and capabilities that ISAOs offer and perform. Those services and capabilities were categorized into Foundational, Advanced, and Unique. The purpose of this document is to assist ISAOs by providing a comprehensive review of the foundational services and capabilities of an ISAO: collection and dissemination, facilitate member sharing, analyze information, and surveying members. This in turn will give ISAOs a deeper understanding of how they can operationalize the technical, analytical, and personnel aspects that are built around those capabilities and services.

The structure of this document is framed to begin with the easier, and then implemented to the more challenging capabilities and services. This will facilitate a natural progression for those ISAOs that are further along in their evolution to navigate to the area within the document that is appropriate for their current situation. Additionally, collection and dissemination have been split as separate services and capabilities, and thus each will have its own chapter. After evaluating the processes and technologies for collection and dissemination, WG2 felt that each was distinct enough to be independent services and capabilities.

Future documents will focus on the Advanced and Unique capabilities and services identified in ISAO 100-2.

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