What is JITC?
The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is the United States Department of Defense’s (DoD) non-service operational test agency for Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS).
JITC aims to conduct Information Assurance (IA) or Cyber Security (CS) and Interoperability (IO) testing, which meets acceptable levels to be used on production DoD networks, such as NIPRNet, SIPRNet, or JWICS. Simply put, JITC’s main responsibilities are to certify and test that IT tools are both secure and interoperable per the standards and requirements set by the U.S. Department of Defense.
JITC Cybersecurity tools
The Department of Defense Information Network’s (DoDIN) Approved Product List (APL) consists of 45 different groups, including Cybersecurity Tools (CST). There are 39 approved Cybersecurity Tools, ranging from backup software to firewalls, network packet capturing, web gateways, and application services—and, now, one tool specifically focused on User Activity Monitoring to combat insider threats.