6. Military Services, Defense agencies and US Special Operations
Command (USSOCOM) will:
a. Designate document assessor POCs for the J-6 Assessment Tool
(Enclosure J). Each organization will
have one primary and one alternate document assessor POC. The document
assessor is responsible for the following:
(1) Identify the individuals within the organization who should
review each document being assessed on the tool.
(2) Assist each document reviewer in obtaining a username and
password for a read only user account for the J-6 Assessment Tool.
(3) Staff the document internally to the document reviewers
within the organization.
(4) Submit a consolidated reviewer comment matrix in the proper
format to the J-6 Assessment Tool.
b. Identify all Service or Agency systems that require external
joint and combined interfaces with other Service or agency programs and
c. Ensure the CPD NR-KPP along with other KPPs and critical
technical and operational issues are used to develop the ISP and the
d. Ensure the Program Managersí design includes all user required
external joint and combined DOD DISR-compliant system interfaces when
building new systems or modifying existing ones through coordination with
all DOD components and allies.
e. Participate in configuration management (CM) of interface
f. Participate in DOD efforts to influence development of
nongovernment standards for supportability of all IT and NSS. Implement
standards in candidate systems and test those implementations for
conformance with the standards.
g. Participate in the MCEB and appropriate sub-panels.
h. In coordination with DISA (JITC), develop interoperability
test and evaluation criteria for inclusion in acquisition documents, TEMP,
and other test plan submissions. Prior to a Milestone C decision approval
for all new or modified IT and NSS, the Services and Defense agencies, and
participating test unit coordinators will ensure those systems undergo Joint
Interoperability Certification test and evaluation IAW these criteria. This
includes any limited or prototype IOC fielding. Services, Defense agencies,
and participating test unit coordinators will ensure a TEMP is approved,
prior to KDP-C for space systems being acquired under reference dd, to ensure the system will
complete interoperability certification testing IAW these criteria. Actual
certification testing will likely occur after KDP-C and prior to the first
launch and/or prior to declaration of IOC.
i. Participate in IT and NSS Joint interoperability and
accreditation testing programs by planning, programming, budgeting,
executing and providing resources in accordance with agreed-to schedules and
test plans. Required Joint interoperability testing and certification will
have some impact on schedules and costs of programs. These cost and schedule
impacts will need to be added to POM and project cost estimates.
(1) Resources include:
(a) Services and Defense agencies, such as DISA JTIC.
(b) Services and Defense agencies systems, equipment, and
personnel, necessary to accomplish standards conformance testing and
(2) For DISA JITC system interoperability test certification,
the sponsor will:
(a) Coordinate funding with DISA (JITC) prior to the
initiation of DISA (JITC) efforts. The System Program Office will
coordinate with DISA (JITC) to determine funding required to support
interoperability testing and certification. Once funding is identified,
the Program Office will identify this requirement as an integrated facet
of the program cost through the Service/agency POM process.
(b) Include funding the Service/Agency Participating Test
Unit Coordinator (PTUC). The PTUC will be the point of contact (POC) for
coordinating funding with DISA (JITC) prior to the initiation of DISA
j. Provide direction to acquisition managers to ensure that all
weapon systems that have or depend on IT and NSS capabilities are certified
and tested for interoperability.
k. Provide guidance to all program managers to ensure that
information assurance hardware and software capabilities (tools) are
assessed for and meet interoperability requirements as established by the
l. Ensure all programs are compliant with current DOD information
assurance directives and policies.
m. Provide guidance and direction to all program managers that
all systems must be certified and accredited IAW applicable policy.
n. Provide systems engineering guidance to other components to
implement IA solutions and to facilitate IA