Chapter 16. The DoD 5015.2 Add-On Pack

The Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 Add-On Pack was created in response to the fact that the out-of-the-box features of the default MOSS Records Center do not meet the requirements of the DoD 5015 standard. However, many of those requirements can be addressed by applying the typical techniques used to build any solution on the Windows SharePoint Services platform. Viewed in this light, the DoD 5015.2 Add-On Pack provides a great starting point for understanding how to extend the out-of-the-box features of the MOSS platform to address specific regulatory requirements. In fact, the approach taken by the designers of the Add-On Pack truly underscores the power of the MOSS platform and the many extensibility points it offers for handling different kinds of requirements.

Requirements Addressed by the Add-On Pack

The primary goal of the Add-On Pack is to enhance the default Records Center site so that it includes the specific Records Management features required by the DoD 5015 standard. It is not intended to be used in production, but rather as a starting point for developing a compliant solution. It does, however, demonstrate many useful techniques that can be applied to many compliance scenarios.

The specific requirements addressed by the Add-On Pack are:

  • Global periods and events

  • Disposition and cutoff processing

  • Record categories

  • Vital records

  • Supplemental markings and access controlled columns

  • Record relationships

  • Enhanced search center functionality ...

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