instruction implements the policies and procedures for developing, evaluating
and providing interoperability and supportability certification in support of
the JCIDS, which replaces the Requirements Generation System for ACAT,
non-ACAT and fielded capabilities. This instruction applies to Services,
combatant commands, Joint Staff, Defense agencies, and joint and combined
activities. This instruction also applies to other agencies preparing and
submitting JCIDS documents in accordance with references d and e.
instruction is applicable to all IT and NSS (systems or services) acquired,
procured or operated by any component of the Department of Defense, to
ACAT programs, non-ACAT activities and procurements, and fielded systems.
ACAT programs include all DOD 5000-Series IT and NSS acquisition systems.
Non-ACAT activities and procurements include all defense technology IT and
NSS projects, IT and NSS preacquisition demonstrations (e.g., Advanced
Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD), Advanced Technology Demonstrations
(ATD), and Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstrations (JWID) when
selected for acquisition or procurement), joint experimentations, Joint
Tests and Evaluations (JTE); non-DOD 5000 Series IT and NSS acquisitions or
procurements (e.g., the Combatant Commander Command and Control Initiative
Program (C2IP), Combatant Commander Initiatives Fund (CCIF), Combatant
Commander Field Assessments, military exploitation of reconnaissance and
technology programs, and tactical exploitation of national capabilities
programs). Fielded systems are post-acquisition IT and NSS operational
inter- and intra-component IT and NSS that exchange and use information to
enable units or forces to operate effectively in joint, combined, coalition,
and interagency operations and simulations.
(3) All IT
and NSS acquired, procured, or operated by DOD intelligence agencies, DOD
component intelligence elements, and other DOD intelligence activities
engaged in direct support of DOD missions. This instruction recognizes that
special measures may be required for protection and/or handling of foreign
intelligence or counterintelligence information, or other need to know
information. Accordingly, implementation of this instruction must be
tailored to comply with separate and coordinated Director of Central
Intelligence (DCI) directives and intelligence community policies.
(4) All DOD IT and NSS
external information exchange interfaces with other US government
departments and agencies, combined and coalition partners, and multinational
alliances (e.g., North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
overall objective of this policy decision is to develop, acquire, and deploy
IT and NSS that (1) meet the essential operational needs of US forces; (2) are
interoperable with existing and proposed IT and NSS; (3) are supportable over
the existing and planned global information grid; and (4) are interoperable
with allies and coalition partners.
instruction applies to any organization that supports the Joint Requirements
Oversight Council (JROC) in its role to advise the Chairman of joint
interoperability between existing and future IT and NSS.
classified programs will comply with this instruction, but processes will be
tailored to account for special security considerations.
f. This instruction does
not preclude the need to refer to basic guidance and direction on defense
acquisition and interoperability (references
a through e and g).