a. FCB Scope. Each FCB evaluates its functional area(s) and JCIDS proposals that affect the functional area(s). The FCB will ensure that the supporting analysis adequately leverages the expertise of the DOD Components, in particular, the Services, combatant commands, agencies, DOD laboratories, science and technology community initiatives, experimentation initiatives, non-DOD agencies and industry to identify promising materiel and nonmateriel approaches. Since robust, cross-Component analysis of warfighting and required capabilities is essential to an innovative and integrated joint force, this review will help ensure the integrity of that analysis.
b. FCB Chairman. The FCB Chair has the flexibility necessary to implement the intent of this instruction for those cases not explicitly covered. In cases where there is disagreement within the FCB that cannot be resolved, the FCB chairman will forward the issue to the JCB for decision. Specific FCB responsibilities are outlined in Enclosure B.
c. FCB Membership
(1) FCB Principal Members. The
organizations listed below will typically comprise the primary membership
of the FCB. The FCB will be chaired by a flag officer with 0-6 or civilian
equivalent representatives from the organizations named below, as
required. The FCB Chairman may invite the appropriate MDA representative
to co-chair the FCB for appropriate topics. The organization responsible
for chairing each FCB will be determined by the JROC and documented in a
(a) US Army.
(b) US Navy.
(c) US Air Force.
(d) US Marine Corps.
(e) Combatant commands or their designated representatives.
(f) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)).
(g) Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation (D, PA&E).
(h) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and
Information Integration (OASD NII)/DOD Chief Information Officer
(i) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) representative for intelligence
supportability and threat assessment.
j) Under Secretary of the Air Force (USecAF) (as the DOD Space
Milestone Decision Authority) (as required).
(k) Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) (as
(l) MRB Executive Staff (as appropriate).
(m) Other DOD and non-DOD
agencies (as required).
(2) Advisory Membership. The
following advisory members support the FCB, as appropriate.
(a) JWCA leads.
(b) J-6 representative (interoperability advisor).
(c) DOD laboratories.
(d) Industry/corporate expertise (as required).
(e) J-8/Warfighting Concept and Architecture Integration
(f) CJCS Legal Counsel (as