Information exchanges express the relationship across the three basic architecture data elements of an NOV (operational activities, operational nodes, and information flow) with a focus on the specific aspects of the information flow and the information content.

The Information Exchanges of the NOV-3 should remain at a high level of aggregation to represent actual information workflow products that are used at the operational nodes shown in the NOV-2 (and not their subordinate operational nodes).


NOV-3 can be represented using:

  • An NOV-3 table.
  • An NOV-3 role-based table.

    A role-based table represents exchanges between Node Roles(node usages).
  • An NOV-3 spreadsheet report.


NOV-3 Operational Information Requirements

Related views

An NOV-3 is initially constructed from the information contained in the NATO Operational Node Connectivity Description (NOV-2).

Related elements
  • Node
  • Operational Exchange
  • Exchange Element
  • Energy
  • Materiel
  • Resource Artifact
  • Post
  • Software
  • Capability Configuration
  • Organization
  • Operational Activity
Related procedures
  • Creating NOV-3 table
  • Displaying Custom Measurements