Systems. This paragraph provides policy for interoperability and supportability certification and for
certification testing of fielded systems.
(1) Interoperability and Supportability
Certification and Validation Process for Fielded
Systems. The sponsoring authority will verify that
all proposed materiel and non-materiel remedies for fielded IT and NSS capabilities meet interoperability and supportability
requirements. IT and NSS interoperability verification
may be performed in conjunction with other activities
such as joint tests and evaluations, operational tests
and exercises, demonstrations or component interoperability testing to conserve resources.
(a) A CPD/ISP must be submitted for fielded
systems in order to receive an
interoperability/supportability review and certification.
(b) Systems that cannot provide the required
documentation must obtain an Interim Certificate to
Operate (ICTO), issued by the MCEB interoperability
test panel (good for up to 1 year), in order continue
to operate until they provide the documentation.
(2) Figure A-5 depicts the
interoperability process for addressing operational warfighting interoperability and supportability
issues for fielded IT and
(a) DISA (JITC) will conduct an
interoperability evaluation, based on JITC system
interoperability testing of the NR-KPP or other submitted test results, and provide a system interoperability test
(b) The sponsoring authority for the
materiel or non-materiel remedy shall review and
consider IT and NSS interoperability test results prior to operational use or a fielding decision.
(c) IT and NSS with significant
interoperability deficiencies (as determined by the
offices of the USD(AT&L), the ASD(NII)/DOD CIO, the DOT&E, DPA&E, DOD Executive Agent for Space, the Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the USJFCOM) may be
placed on the IWL to ensure that sufficient attention
is given towards achieving and maintaining
(d) All IT and NSS must have a J-6
certified NR-KPP prior to DISA (JITC) Joint