4. Sponsor. Within the JCIDS process, the sponsor is expected to:
a. Lead the JCIDS analyses (including the functional
area analysis, the functional needs analysis and the functional solution
analysis (as described in reference c )) required to develop the ICD, while engaging and collaborating with appropriate organizations.
b. Make affordability determinations in the evaluation of various approaches to delivering capabilities to the warfighter.
c. Develop JCIDS documentation as specified in this instruction and present this documentation for review through the KM/DS tool. NSS and ITS interoperability and supportability staffing will continue to occur using the JCPAT until necessary modifications are made to KM/DS.
d. Resolve issues that arise during the staffing, certification and
e. When the system contributes to FoS or SoS capabilities, coordinate with sponsors of the related CDDs and CPDs to synchronize development and delivery of the systems and required overarching DOTMLPF changes.
f. Present briefings to decision bodies, as required.
g. Coordinate/collaborate with non-DOD agencies and departments on the
development of interagency