The Risk Adjudication and Connection Division Connection Approval Office approves secure interoperable connections to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN), in support of the warfighter and mission partners, for applications, information systems, and networks authorized to operate on the enterprise infrastructure.

To get started with your connection, follow the complete instruction on DoD and Non-DoD Mission Partner connections to the DISN detailed in the Connection Process Guide (CPG).

It is important to note that the Risk Adjudication and Connection Division is approving requests to connect to the DISN but does not own the entire process. Customers requiring a new connection to the DISN and its services must use the DISA Direct Order Entry (DDOE) request fulfillment process to initiate circuit activation (see the DDOE website for additional guidance).


The DoD CIO is revising the DODIN Waiver Process. Please contact for further information.


For questions regarding the Connection Approval Office, contact the CAO by phone at (301) 225-2900/2901, CHA Scans: 312-375-2902 or send messages to the email addresses below:
CAO: /
DODIN Waivers:
CHA Scans: /

Connection Approval Downloads

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The CPG is broken into three main sections, DISN Connection Process Overview, Mission Partner Connection Requirements, and the DISN Service Appendices. Please select the section that meets your needs below. For all connections, after you have reviewed the Mission Partner Connection Requirements, proceed to the appropriate DISN Service Appendices that identify the specific DISN Service connection for additional requirements and guidance. The appendices also include waiver processes, exception processes, templates, points of contact tables, references, and acronym lists. Revisions can be seen at
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Cyber Security Hygiene DNA Form Cyber Security Hygiene DNA Form
58.43 KB 2019 10 04
  DoD Cloud CPG 2.0 DoD Cloud CPG 2.0
Some of the procedures and points of contacts are out of the date. They will be revised in version 6 which is currently in coordination.
2.69 MB 2019 10 04
DISN IP Optimiation MFR DISN IP Optimiation MFR
65.93 KB 2019 10 04
DISN CPG Revisions DISN CPG Revisions
97.26 KB 2019 10 04
CHA Sample Report CHA Sample Report
41.02 KB 2019 10 04