6. Implementation and Supplementation. Upon
implementation of this instruction, the interoperability and supportability
certification process for all IT and NSS (classified SECRET and below) will
use the J-8 Knowledge Management/Decision Support (KM/DS) tool for JCIDS
document staffing and the Joint C4I Program Assessment Tool (JCPAT) for
Information Support Plan staffing. Documents established in staffing at the
time of implementation of this instruction will convert to KM/DS at the next
key-staffing milestone. The Web site for KM/DS is https://siprweb1.js.smil.mil/pls/jrcz.
(dead link) JCPAT is the integrated tool used by J-6 and DISA for managing the
interoperability and supportability certification, testing, and validation
process end-to-end and involves system and/or program registration, standards
development, capability interconnectivity, and interoperability analysis,
testing, certification, and validation. This instruction will not be
supplemented without the prior approval of the Vice Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff or his delegated representative.