1. Purpose. The purpose of
this instruction is to establish the policies and procedures of the Joint
Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). The procedures
established in the JCIDS support the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
(CJCS) and the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) in identifying,
assessing and prioritizing joint military capability needs as specified in reference a . Validated and approved JCIDS documents provide the Chairman's advice and assessment in support of these statutory mandates. Additionally, the JCIDS is a key element in the Chairman's efforts to realize the initiatives directed in reference b. Specific procedures for the operation of the JCIDS, and for the development and staffing of JCIDS documents can be found in reference c.