7. Summary of Changes
a. This revision reflects a complete rewrite of the document. Staffing
procedures and guidance to support the development of ICDs, CDDs, CPDs and
CRDs are provided in reference c.
b. Upon implementation, JCIDS will provide:
(1) An enhanced methodology utilizing joint concepts that will:
(a) Identify and describe existing or future shortcomings, as
identified against current or future capabilities or as measured against
current or projected threat capabilities.
(b) Identify and describe redundancies in warfighting
(c) Describe the attributes of effective solutions.
(d) Identify the most effective approach or combination of approaches
to resolve those shortcomings.
(2) A broader review of materiel capability proposals developed
throughout the Department independent of the ACAT of the proposal.
(3) Better linkage to the acquisition process by engaging the
acquisition agency early, as capabilities proposals are developed.
(4) Prioritization of joint warfighting capability gaps.
(5) Improved prioritization of validated joint warfighting
(6) Better definition of the DOTMLPF implications resulting
from the development and fielding of a new capability.
(7) Improved coordination with other USG departments or
c. Ongoing efforts supporting the development and implementation of
joint concepts and integrated architectures are not governed within the
JCIDS process or this instruction. This document does, however, set the
stage for the transition to a process founded on joint concepts and
integrated architectures. Future revisions of this instruction and the
companion manual will complete this transition.
d. AISs remain subject to this document.
e. JCIDS proposals with nonmateriel DOTMLPF implications require
JROC approval and DOTMLPF implementation in accordance with references f and