2. Applicability – Systems Requiring Certification. The intent is
that all systems affecting joint information exchange be certified for
end-to-end interoperability before being placed into operation [see DOD 4630
series]. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. All systems/programs with a Joint Potential Designation that is not
"Independent" (i.e., Joint Impact, Joint Integration, and Joint
b. All other systems/programs with external interfaces (i.e., top-level
information exchange requirements or equivalent interoperability
c. Joint network infrastructure components (e.g., voice switches for
Defense Switched Network (DSN)).
d. Systems regardless of acquisition category or fielded status.
e. Each increment of an evolutionary development, including each spiral
of a spiral development.
f. Systems with changes (e.g., DOTMLPF, DOTLPF, hardware or software
modifications, including firmware) affecting interoperability, similar
changes to interfacing systems, or systems with revoked interoperability
certifications or J-6 interoperability system validation, or systems with