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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Entire Connection
Entire Connection 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: Entire Connection is a Windows, Secure Shell (SSH) and terminal emulator software. Entire Connection is a software package used by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to allow clients to run several independent host sessions concurrently and allows for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to the Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS) for downloading investigation results directly to a standalone workstation. This technology utilizes Cisco`s AnyConnect VPN and the user`s Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card (registered to OPM) to download investigation results from PIPS.
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: Section 508 does not apply. This product does not accept human interaction during its use. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.10
Decision Date: 10/09/2019 at 11:55:18 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Software AG
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/09/2019 at 11:55:18 UTC).