1. Purpose. To identify policies on IT and NSS that impact J-6
interoperability and supportability certifications.
a. Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3)and Spectrum
(1) All IT and NSS systems must be mutually compatible with other
systems in the electromagnetic environment and not be degraded below
operational performance requirements due to electromagnetic environmental
effects (reference o).
(2) All IT and NSS systems must comply with reference m.
(3) All proposed IT and NSS systems that include spectrum dependent
hardware must document spectrum certification of the hardware (reference m).
(4) Commercial and non-developmental items must also comply with DOD
policy on (E3) and Spectrum Supportability (references m and o).
b. Host-nation Approval (HNA). To ensure compatibility as
well as interoperability, all IT and NSS with equipment intended for
operation in host nations will require HNA coordinated by the MCEB and the
appropriate combatant commanders prior to use. Hardware that does not have
HNA can be confiscated or denied operation by host nations (reference m).
c. Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). All future
requirements for radio-based communications will be satisfied by inclusion
in the JTRS CDD unless ASD(NII) grants a waiver. No preplanned product
improvements or in-service modifications should be undertaken that duplicate
JTRS without prior approval and waiver from ASD (NII) (reference p).
d. Information Assurance. IT and NSS, including commercial
and non-developmental items, must comply with applicable DOD IA
policies/regulations and Director Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs).
This includes implementation of public key infrastructure (PKI) when
required to ensure information security over all voice, video, and data
transmission. Interconnection of systems operating at different
classification levels will be accomplished by processes approved by the DOD
chief information officer (CIO) in conjunction with DIA CIO. IA will be an
integral part of all net-readiness efforts thus allowing appropriate
security measures to protect mission data and system resources from all
known threats (references r, s, t, and
e. Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance
(HERO). All proposed IT and NSS systems should be assessed to determine
their affect on all electro-explosive devices (ordnance) when the item is
employed in IT and NSS systems radio frequency environments.
(1) Ordnance containing electrically initiated devices (EIDs),
will be compatible with the operational electromagnetic environment and
will not be degraded by E3 (reference
(2) Ordnance must be integrated into platforms, systems, and
equipment to preclude safety problems and unintentional detonation when
exposed to the operational electromagnetic environment (reference