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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.3

K8sgpt Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: K8sGPT is a technology for scanning your Kubernetes clusters, diagnosing, and triaging issues in simple English. K8sGPT has Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) experience codified into its analyzers and helps to pull out the most relevant information to enrich it with Artificial Intelligence (AI). The default AI technology is OpenAI ChatGPT. Users must make an account with OpenAI.

OpenAI website is blocked by the VA firewall.

No web-based, publicly available generative AI service has been approved for use with VA-sensitive data. Examples of these include OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GPT4, Google’s Bard, Anthropic’s Claude, and Microsoft’s new Bing. VA follows existing federal requirements and processes to ensure VA data is protected. When users enter information into an unapproved web-based technology, VA loses control of the data. Some public Large Language Model (LLM) web services have terms of service that explicitly allow them to use the data entered into the technology for other purposes.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
Decision: View Decisions

Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.1
Decision Date: 01/24/2024 at 03:40:17 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Github
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/24/2024 at 03:40:17 UTC).