1. The Joint Staff, J-6, will:
a. Conduct a capability interoperability certification of CDDs, CPDs and
ISPs and other capabilities documents designated by the JROC, regardless of
b. Conduct a J-6 Functional Capability Board (FCB) Working Group
assessment of all ICDs through the C2 FCB.
c. Conduct a J-6 FCB Working Group assessment of all Doctrine,
Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel and Facility
(DOTMLPF) Change Documents through the C2 FCB and other applicable FCBs.
d. Conduct supportability certification of IT and NSS for all ACAT.
e. Conduct interoperability system test validation of all IT and NSS for
all ACAT, including Joint Interoperability System Certification, NCOW RM and
KIP compliance and IA certification.
f. Coordinate IT and NSS interoperability and supportability policies,
procedures and programs.
g. Monitor C2 R&D and acquisition of IT and NSS in collaboration with
USD(AT&L), ASD(NII), and J-8 through the C2 FCB and other applicable
h. Convene the MCEB consisting of the senior Service and agency officials
responsible for communications-electronics matters and act as chairman (references h and v). The MCEB will
consider interoperability and supportability matters referred to it by the
Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The
(1) Act as the senior resolution body for issues related to IT and NSS,
standards, interoperability testing and NR-KPP issues. All
interoperability issues not resolved by these instructions and the
MCEB may be referred to the Interoperability Senior Review Panel
(ISRP) for final resolution.
(2) Obtain coordination for issues presented to the board among DOD
components, between the Department of Defense and other governmental
departments and agencies, and between the Department of Defense and
representatives of foreign nations.
(3) Coordinate and furnish advice, guidance, direction, and assistance
among components for IT and NSS interoperability and supportability
(4) Establish the following sub-panels whose duties in regards to this
instruction are as defined:
(a) The ITP will oversee conduct of the interoperability
certification testing process, resolve testing issues, and waive
requirements for Joint Interoperability Certification IAW MCEB Pub
(b) The Information Assurance Panel (IAP) will resolve information
assurance (IA) interoperability issues.
(c) The Interoperability Panel (IP) of the MCEB will resolve issues
directly related to or involving IT and NSS systems interoperability,
and operational and procedural standards.
i. Designate a POC to act as executive agent of the J-6
Assessment Tool (see Enclosure J).
j. Ensure that USD(AT&L), ASD(NII), and other DOD components
have the opportunity to participate in or review the analysis conducted
early to ensure that processes adequately address a sufficient range of
interoperability issues and material