View DNDAF:TV-1 Standards Profile Subview



TV-1 Standards Profile Subview Subview

Version & Date

1.7 See DNDAF Release History

* =  changed at 1.7

+ =  new at 1.7


One of the 2 subviews in the DNDAF Technical View. There are in 36 subviews defined in the DNDAF.

From DND/CF Architecture Framework (DNDAF)  Volume 2: DND/CF Views and Sub-Views, 3.31:

The Technical View-1 (TV-1) : Standards Profile identifies the technology-related standards applicable to the systems components of the architecture project being developed. In most cases “building” a TV-1 will consist of identifying and listing the applicable elements of existing and emerging standards. The Defence Technical Standards List (DTSL) is an architecture resource for technical standards that can be used in the generation of TV-1 and Standards Forecast (TV-2). As with other sub-views, each TV-1 is assigned a specific time period (e.g. as-is, to-be or transitional). If a standard is expected to be change over time, then you should complete a TV-2 as well as a TV-1.


From DND/CF Architecture Framework (DNDAF)  Volume 2: DND/CF Views and Sub-Views, 3.31:

The primary purpose of the TV-1 is to identify standards that impact the behaviour of systems components. The intended usage of TV-1 is for standards compliance. TV-1 is a vehicle to make the standards visible so that evaluation and rationalization at enterprise level across all projects is possible.



From DND/CF Architecture Framework (DNDAF)  Volume 2: DND/CF Views and Sub-Views, 3.31:

The Standards Profile identifies the various systems, standards and rules that implement and sometimes constrain the choices that can be made in the design and implementation of an architecture project.

Detailed Description*

From DND/CF Architecture Framework (DNDAF)  Volume 2: DND/CF Views and Sub-Views, 3.31:

TV-1 consists of the set of standards and rules that govern acquisition, implementation, arrangement, interaction, and interdependence of IM/IT systems. The standards generally govern what technologies may be implemented on what system. The standards that are cited may be international such as ISO standards, national standards or organizational specific standards such as Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAODs).

Any standards cited in the TV-1 sub-view shall, where appropriate, discourage stove-piped systems. Identified standards may require tailoring to fulfill the needs of the system within the architecture; this tailoring is called creating a Standards Profile.

Standards Profiles for a particular architecture project must maintain full compatibility with the root standards profile from which they have been derived. In addition, the TV-1 sub-view may state a particular method of implementation for a standard, as compliance with a standard does not ensure interoperability. Each standard listed in the profile will be associated with the system components that implement or use the standard.

Note that an association between a standard and an architectural element should not be interpreted as stating the element is fully compliant with that standard. Further detail would need to be given to confirm the level of compliance.

Subview DADM Elements*

From DND/CF Architecture Framework (DNDAF)  Volume 2: DND/CF Views and Sub-Views, 3.31:

The DADM entities and attributes provided below are the elements that this sub-view is responsible for creating:



  • Tabular



  • p153 Figure 3.31.1 in DND/CF Architecture Framework (DNDAF)  Volume 2: DND/CF Views and Sub-Views


Version 1.7 no longer defines pre-requisites for any subview.

From version 1.6:

The Defence Technical Standards List (DTSL) is the prerequisite for this sub-view.

DTSL is the official DND/CF repository from which TV-1 chooses applicable standards and establishes a linkage to relevant system components. DTSL

See DNDAF Subview Dependencies

Configuration History

1.7 - name changed to TV-1 Standards Profile Subview - removing ‘Technical’

Original name TV-1 Technical Standards Profile Subview


At version 1.7 DNDAF now covers any standard, not just technical standards as used to be the case at version 1.6 and earlier. It is now similar to DODAF,NAF,MODAF and TRAK in that standards are not just technical.

Other Frameworks

See also:


Category:Framework -> Specification
Category:Framework -> Subview



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