a. JCIDS Document Descriptions. Services and other DOD Components may develop ideas and
concepts leading to draft ICDs, CDDs, CPDs and CRDs (when CRDs are directed by
the JROC). Whether a new materiel proposal proceeds initially to acquisition
Milestone A, B, or C depends on criteria specified in reference e . Regardless of the initial acquisition milestone, an ICD will be generated in all cases to define the capability in a joint context, review the options to provide the capability, and ensure that all DOTMLPF alternatives, impacts and constraints have been adequately considered. All initiatives transitioning to the acquisition process will have a corresponding validated and approved CDD and/or CPD prior to entering Milestone B or C, respectively. Brief descriptions of the documents are provided below.