c. Experimentation and Science and Technology
(1) Experimentation. Joint experimentation explores concepts to identify joint and Component DOTMLPF change recommendations and capabilities needs. Experimentation provides insight and understanding of the concepts and capabilities that are possible given the maturity of a specific technology and capabilities that need additional research and development emphasis. Experimentation and assessment can help establish measures of effectiveness (MOE) to indicate achievement of desired operational capabilities. The results of joint experimentation will define the art of the possible and support the identification of DOTMLPF solutions to provide new capabilities.
(2) Science and Technology. The priorities of
joint warfighting capabilities established through the JCIDS process should
serve to inform the science and technology community and focus the
developmental efforts of the community as specified in the JWSTP. Advanced
Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD) are an important mechanism in this
process because they are used to assess the military utility of new
capabilities and mature advanced technologies. They are on a scale large
enough to demonstrate operational utility and end-to-end system integrity.
The JROC reviews and recommends prioritization of ACTD candidates based on
military need, and appoints a sponsoring COCOM and lead