5.5.1. Coordinate with
the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Joint Forces Command, to
ensure interoperability KPPs specified in requirements documents are
measurable and contribute to the evaluation of a system's operational
effectiveness and suitability.
5.5.2. Develop policy, processes, practices and test
infrastructure, with USD(AT&L) and the DoD CIO, to ensure IT and NSS
interoperability and supportability are evaluated as a measure of
operational effectiveness throughout all test programs. Ensure
interoperability test requirements are identified in test and evaluation
master plans and operational test plans. Emphasize evaluation of IT and NSS
interoperability and supportability, in a FoS/SoS environment, as early as
possible during a system's development.
5.5.3. Provide an assessment of interoperability and
related supportability at acquisition milestones. Report results of these
interoperability and supportability assessments as part of the DOT&E
Annual Report to Congress.
5.5.4. Assist the DoD Components with test planning
and assessment of FoS/SoS IT and NSS interoperability and