a. J-6 Capabilities Interoperability Certification. This
certification occurs prior to each acquisition milestone.
(1) Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) certification occurs prior to
Milestone A. ICD certification occurs prior to KDP-A for space systems
being acquired under reference
(2) Developmental Capabilities Interoperability Certification occurs
prior to Milestone B usually in a CDD. Developmental certification allows
the sponsor to adjust the KPP values in the next level document
(typically, the CPD). For example, the timeliness fields within the IER
matrix maybe “TBD” due to technology and spiral development. CDD
certification occurs prior to KDP-B for space systems being acquired under
(3) Production Capabilities Interoperability Certification occurs prior
to Milestone C usually in a CPD. Production certification is more
stringent than developmental certification. A complete design analogous to
an ISP with all of the technical information and specifications is
mandatory to ensure complete capabilities interoperability certification.
CPD certification occurs prior to KDPC for space systems being acquired
under reference dd.
(4) The J-6 certifies the NR-KPP derived from a set of top-level
requirements, capability documents and programs for all ACAT, non-ACAT,
and fielded systems for conformance with policy, doctrine and applicable
interoperability standards for joint IT and NSS. The J-6 forwards
interoperability certification to the JROC or to the sponsoring DOD
component via KM/DS.
(5) As part of the review process, J-8 staffs all JCIDS documents (to
include JROC Interest, Joint Impact and Joint Integration) on KM/DS to
OSD, combatant commanders, the Services, the Joint Staff and DOD agencies.
(6) USJFCOM, as the joint force integrator, will review ICDs, CDDs,
CPDs and Information Support Plans (ISPs). USJFCOM, as the Chairman's
Advocate for interoperability, may require selected programs and systems
for interoperability demonstrations, using the JBC ITDC. Selection of the
program or system may be made by the Joint Battle Management Command and
Control Board of Directors. This does not replace the JITC system
interoperability test certification and the demonstration results could be
used or provided to JITC to assess the system for interoperability test
(7) J-6 will forward unresolved interoperability issues to the MCEB or
MIB for resolution. The MCEB or MIB will return resolved interoperability
issues to the lead DOD component to complete the JROC approval process.
The MCEB and MIB will ensure that unresolved issues resulting from
interoperability assessments are presented to the JROC for resolution (see
b. Supportability Certification. The J-6 certifies to
ASD(NII) that IT and NSS programs for all ACAT, adequately address
infrastructure requirements, the availability of bandwidth, spectrum
support, and identify dependencies and interface requirements between
systems. PMs will submit the applicable CDD/CPD along with the ISP into the
JCPAT tool for supportability certification