7. The Heads of DoD Components shall be jointly responsible for leadership in each of the following EMCP areas:
a. Data Base and Analysis Capability
(1) Ensuring that ECAC data bases are complete and current for
equipments, subsystems, and systems that are acquired, developed, or
operated by their respective DoD Components.
(2) Using ECAC capabilities maximally, rather than developing duplicate data bases or EMC analysis tools. The need for separate data bases should decrease as communications between. data processing systems improve.
(3) Developing new data bases and analytical techniques when required for intra-DoD Component problems that, with minimum modification, may be exchanged with and used by the DoD Components.
b. Standards and Specifications
(1) Developing and maintaining a complete range of component, circuit,
equipment, subsystem, and system EMC standards. Related standards for
prediction, measurement, and validation of EMC shall be included.
(2) Ensuring that all specifications for telecommunications equipment cite appropriate EMC standards.
c. Education for EMC
(1) Ensuring that properly balanced emphasis on EMC is included in all
formal courses in design, maintenance, and operation of telecommunications
components, circuits, equipment subsystems, and systems conducted within
(2) Maintaining current handbooks describing the most effective techniques for meeting the standards for EMC. Adoption of other DoD Component handbooks, which are adequate, is encouraged.
(3) Ensuring adequate participation by appropriate members of their staff in symposia, conferences, and other professional activities of the industry organizations and technical societies concerned with EMC and electronic engineering.
d. Design. Emphasizing EMC in RDT&E of telecommunications equipments, subsystems, and systems and ensuring exchange of information regarding results of those efforts.
e. Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.
Providing proper EMC-impact consideration in the formulation of their intra-DoD Component doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures.
f. Operational Problems. Developing and implementing procedures and channels for detecting, reporting, solving, and correcting their intra-DoD Component operational EMC problems. They shall provide feedback from that to the standards, design, concepts, and doctrine, and educational and analytical elements of the EMCP.
g. Test and Validation
(1) Development of individual procedures and, as appropriate, in the
development of an inter-DoD Component coordinated plan for test and
validation in support of the EMCP.
(2) Examining and supporting test validation of the EMC performance of their various telecommunications equipments in joint operational environments, as specified by the CJCS, or designee. This involves a dedicated effort in understanding and/or verifying the equipments’ performance due to EMC and EMI factors.