NCOIC frameworks aid system architects and designers in the development of interoperable, net-centric systems. These five frameworks include top-level architectural and design principles that should be followed for any system intended for use in net-centric or net-enabled environments.

NCOIC Interoperability Framework (NIF®) provides top-level net-centric and interoperability guidance for system architects designing and building systems and systems-of-systems. NIF provides architectural guidance for overarching architectures, elements of enterprise architecture that describe interaction and information exchange between systems at the enterprise level. NIF is supported by underlying NCOIC specialized frameworks and net-centric patterns. For more information, go to NCOIC Interoperability Framework.

Net-centric Service Framework (NCSF) provides high-level guidance in the form of concepts, principles, patterns and processes for the design and implementation of services within a net-centric environment. It complements the NIF overarching framework. Other specialized frameworks shown in the document define additional specialized aspects of the information communication space. These frameworks also are organized along interoperability concepts, principles, patterns and processes. Read the Net-centric Service Framework v2.1

Net-centric Information Framework (NCIF) defines the concepts and principles governing the use of information in a net-centric environment. Because of the broad applicably and complexity of information as a whole, NCIF is a starting point for the development of domain, mission and system-specific information specifications that may be part of any large-scale information systems development activity. Read the Net-centric Information Framework

Mobile Networking Overview (MNO) and Mobile Networking Evaluation (MNE) are the result of an examination and evaluation of the problem areas of mobile networking in net-centric environments. Read the Mobile Networking Overview and Mobile Networking Evaluation