a. Combatant commands, Services and
agencies are responsible for funding interoperability
testing for systems. This responsibility includes funding, scheduling, and coordination to ensure that external
interfacing systems are available during
interoperability testing. Required interoperability
testing and certification will normally impact schedule and program cost and will need to be added to POM and program cost
b. Combatant commands/Services/agencies
(C/S/A) may designate and fund another C/S/A test
organization to conduct interoperability testing.
(1) When DISA (JITC) is not the
interoperability testing organization,
interoperability test plans, test analysis, and test reports will be coordinated with DISA (JITC) to ensure sufficient
information is available to allow DISA (JITC) to
certify a system.
(2) DISA (JITC) schedules tests and
certifications, balancing between the program
manager's schedule, DISA (JITC)ís available test resources, organizational priorities, and functional priorities.