Term:Military Unique Features

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DoDI 8100.03

Military Unique Features (MUFs) - Those network and telecommunication switch features that are required to support C2 users and are above and beyond those supported by commercial carriers in telephony services to the general public. MUFs include: E2.1.24.1. Survivable Service. The guarantee that service is provided globally in peace, crisis, and war. E2.1.24.2. Assured Connectivity. The mission-critical calls are completed end-to-end, despite degradation due to network disruptions, natural disasters, or surges during crisis or war using MLPP capability, if necessary. E2.1.24.3. Responsive Service. The guarantee that C2 and Special C2 users always receive dial tone, never receive a busy signal, and can interrupt a busy phone line to complete mission-critical calls. E2.1.24.4. Surge Capacity. The guarantee that C2 and Special C2 users always receive dial tone, never receive a busy signal, and can interrupt a busy phone line to complete mission-critical calls in spite of major traffic overloads due to global military actions. E2.1.24.5. Secure Service. The guarantee that DSN and DRSN are configured to minimize attacks from enemies of the United States on the system that could result in denial or disruption of service. E2.1.24.6. Interoperable Service. The guarantee that DSN and DRSN are designed with the capability to permit interconnection and interoperation with similar DoD, tactical, Federal Government, allied, and commercial networks. E2.1.24.