7. Combatant Commanders
a. The combatant commanders will be provided the opportunity to review and comment on all documents designated as JROC Interest or Joint Impact before the documents are validated and approved. Combatant commanders also are provided the opportunity to review and comment on documents designated as Joint Integration during J-2 and J-6 certification processes.
b. When requested by the JROC, combatant commanders may submit CRDs for JCIDS staffing. Additionally, combatant commanders may independently conduct JCIDS analysis and submit capabilities documents. In many circumstances, it may be appropriate for the combatant commander to identify initiatives to the responsible Component. The Component may then coordinate appropriate analysis and documentation activities.
c. Combatant commanders have the opportunity to participate in all FCB deliberations. This opportunity will be facilitated by the use of video teleconferencing, but remains the responsibility of the combatant commander to exercise and coordinate.
d. US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM)
(1) Commander, USJFCOM (CDRUSJFCOM), is designated
the Executive Agent for conducting joint warfighting experimentation.
CDRUSJFCOM is responsible to the Chairman for creating and refining future
joint warfighting concepts and integration of Service efforts in support
of the current Joint Vision. CDRUSJFCOM will conduct joint experimentation
to explore, demonstrate, and evaluate joint concepts. Experimentation will
identify the breakthrough warfighting capabilities necessary to achieve
the Joint Vision. USJFCOM recommendations from joint experimentation
having potential materiel solutions will be forwarded to the JROC in
accordance with reference g . These recommendations could be the basis to implement the JCIDS analysis process.
(2) CDRUSJFCOM will serve as the Chairman's advocate for joint
warfighting interoperability. USJFCOM will provide the warfighter
perspective during the development of joint concepts and integrated
architectures to ensure that joint forces have interoperable systems. In
addition to the responsibilities of other combatant commanders, USJFCOM
will support the Chairman in the following areas:
(a) Support the Gatekeeper by making recommendations regarding the joint potential designation, and the lead and supporting JWCAs and FCBs assigned to JCIDS proposals.
(b) Comment during the JCIDS staffing process on whether interoperability KPP contained in CDD, CPD and CRD proposals meet recognized standards.
(c) Conduct training workshops that directly
address joint/Service capability development. The main goal of the
training is to help Joint Staff, Service, combatant commander and Agency
staff personnel understand joint capability development, the impact of the
DOD's increased commitment to ensuring interoperability of warfighter
systems, how to achieve program milestones and how to reduce the cycle
time required for document approval. As follow-on to the training, USJFCOM
also provides informal document reviews and coordination. Resources,
training materials, important links and points of contact are hosted on
the USJFCOM website at http://www.teao.saic.com/jfcom .
e. US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Congress has given USSOCOM specific title 10
authority within a unique major force appropriation category (reference a , section 167). As a result, USSOCOM can establish, validate, and approve USSOCOM capabilities and budget for Joint Integration and Independent programs. USSOCOM can establish and approve capabilities for Joint Impact programs subject to FCB validation. JROC Interest programs will be forwarded for JROC validation and approval.
8. Other DOD Components. Coordinate on JCIDS documents developed by other sponsors to identify opportunities for cross-Component utilization and harmonization of capabilities. Make recommendations to the FCB on documents designated as Joint Integration or Independent that may have broader applicability and therefore the designation should change to Joint Impact or JROC Interest.