The DoD Components shall
manage the review of all C4ISPs within their components, and
shall obtain supportability and intelligence certifications through C4ISP review
by the Joint Staff. OASD(C3I) shall lead a DoD-wide review of: (1) C4ISPs
for all ACAT I and IA (ID, IC, IAM, and IAC) acquisition programs; and
(2) C4ISPs for other acquisition programs in which OASD(C3I) has indicated
a special interest. The Joint Staff, USJFCOM, other DoD Components, and USD(AT&L)
and other DoD Agencies may recommend programs for the C4ISP special interest
list (e.g., identification of non-standard requirements for information, or
mismatch of time-critical information requirements and technical
capabilities). Should interoperability issues arise between ACAT I or IA and
less-than-ACAT I or IA programs, the DoD Components shall, if requested, be
able to provide the C4ISP for the less-than-ACAT I or IA program(s) to the
ASD(C3I) to support issue resolution.
AP5.3.1. DoD-Wide Reviews led by
AP22.214.171.124. When a system interfaces or
will interface with systems of other DoD Components during development,
testing, training, or operation, the acquiring DoD Component shall obtain
the coordination of the affected Components prior to submitting the C4ISP
for DoD review.
AP126.96.36.199. DoD review of C4ISPs shall
precede each major milestone, beginning at program initiation, and other
decision points as specifically directed. The DoD review process will be
accomplished in stages. Stage 1 is review of the early draft, usually
beginning no later than 6 months prior to milestone review. (Stage 1
review may go through several drafts.) Stage 2 is review of the final
draft, beginning no later than 60 days before the milestone. Stage 3 is
the submission of the DoD Component-approved C4ISP with the relevant
acquisition decision memorandum. Stage 2 and 3 submissions require a
correlation/resolution matrix showing disposition of the critical and
substantive comments received during the previous stage.
AP188.8.131.52. When the C4ISP includes
requirements resulting from update of the ORD, DoD review normally shall
not begin until the corresponding stage of ORD review has been completed.
That is, Stage 1 review of the C4ISP shall follow Stage 1 review of the
ORD, and Stage 2 review of the C4ISP shall follow Stage 2 review of the
AP184.108.40.206. DoD Components
shall submit the C4ISP electronically to the Director, OASD(C3I) Program
Analysis and Integration (PA&I). They shall submit unclassified C4ISPs via the
Joint C4ISP Assessment Tool (JCPAT) NIPRNET site. They shall submit
classified C4ISPs, through SECRET, via the JCPAT SIPRNET site. The
OASD(C3I) program lead or the JCPAT manager at the Defense Information
Systems Agency (DISA) shall provide specific instructions, including
recommended document formats to facilitate the DoD review process. The
OASD(C3I) program lead shall provide procedures for submitting C4ISPs
above the level of SECRET. Information copies of both approved and draft
ORDs shall be submitted with the C4ISP to facilitate the review process.
AP5.3.2. DoD Review Process
broad range of activities review the C4ISP and use it as a vehicle to
conduct a variety of interoperability and supportability assessments.
At a minimum, the following offices review the C4ISP: ASD(C3I), USD(AT&L), DOT&E,
Joint Staff (J-2, J-3, J-6, and J-8), the Military Departments (MilDeps),
USJFCOM, DISA, and NIMA.
AP220.127.116.11. After administrative
evaluation of the C4ISP to determine its readiness for external review, the
OASD(C3I) shall release the document for review, assessment, and comment.
C4ISP review shall occur in conjunction with supportability and intelligence
certification by the Joint Staff. CJCSI 3170.01B, CJCSI 3312.01, and CJCSI
6212.01B (references (f), (du), and (ch)
) address Joint
Staff review and certification procedures.
AP18.104.22.168. GS-15/O-6 division
chief-level executives shall conduct the Stage 1 review. For Stage 1
review, the suspense date for comments to OASD(C3I) shall normally be 35
days from the date of the JCPAT distribution notice. Senior Executive
Service/flag-level executives shall conduct the Stage 2 review for ACAT I
programs; GS-15/O-6 division chief-level executives shall conduct Stage 2
reviews for non-ACAT I programs. Stage 2 shall include final
supportability and intelligence certifications by the Joint Staff. For
Stage 2 review, the suspense date for comments to the OASD(C3I) shall
normally be 21 days from the date of the JCPAT distribution notice.
Comments shall reflect the position of the responding Commander-in-Chief
(CINC), MilDep, OSD Directorate, Joint Staff Directorate, or Agency.
AP22.214.171.124. In addition to review of
individual C4ISPs, the OASD(C3I) shall extract information from the C4ISP
and other sources to facilitate identification and resolution of
cross-program C4ISR infrastructure and support issues. This includes
shortfalls identified in C4ISPs or through the C4ISP review process. The
OASD(C3I) shall raise significant program-specific issues identified
during this process with the DoD Component preparing the C4ISP.
AP5.3.3. Shortfall Identification and
AP126.96.36.199. Derived requirements are interoperability
or support needs that are identified during C4ISP development. Derived
requirements that cannot be satisfied constitute shortfalls. The C4ISP
review process can also identify shortfalls. The C4ISP shall document all
shortfalls, plans and schedules for their resolution, and strategies for
mitigating the shortfalls until each is resolved. The acquisition strategy
shall summarize shortfalls. (See DoD 5000.2-R, section C2.7.3.
AP188.8.131.52. When a shortfall is
identified, the DoD Component shall determine whether or not the shortfall
constitutes a new mission need. If so, the DoD Component shall submit the
mission need into the requirements generation system in accordance with
CJCSI 3170.01B (reference (f)
). All shortfalls should be resolved at the
lowest possible level. Shortfalls that cannot be resolved at the program
office level should be addressed in accordance with DoD 5000.2-R, Chapter
AP5.3.4. Feedback. The OASD(C3I) shall
consolidate comments from each stage of the review, and provide official
feedback to the Component preparing the C4ISP. Feedback shall include
identification of critical interoperability and supportability issues that
must be addressed during the program.s milestone review process. Critical
issues must be resolved either prior to the milestone or decision review, or
through tasking in the Acquisition Decision Memorandum. The OASD(C3I) shall
return formal comments as an attachment under a standard cover letter
providing an overall assessment of the C4ISP, a statement as to whether
there are any .critical. issues, and a statement concerning the program.s
readiness for a milestone decision from the standpoint of C4ISR
supportability and IT, including NSS, interoperability. This letter will
also forward any unresolved Stage 2 .critical. issues to the Overarching
Integrated Product Team (OIPT), MDA, and PM for consideration as part of the
milestone or decision review.
AP5.3.5. C4ISP Completion. The objective
of all participants is to complete the Stage 2 review prior to the milestone
or decision review so that the MDA can address and resolve outstanding
critical concerns raised during C4ISP coordination. However, C4ISP review
status shall not by itself delay a program milestone review. The MDA shall
address critical, open C4ISP issues even after milestone approval.
AP5.3.6. Approval of
C4ISPs. Following satisfactory resolution of outstanding issues, the official
designated by the DoD Component shall approve the C4ISP. Copies of all
approved C4ISPs shall be submitted electronically to the Director,
OASD(C3I) Program Analysis and Integration (PA&I), with the relevant Acquisition Decision
Memorandum. This includes both approved C4ISPs that have undergone DoD-wide
review led by OASD(C3I), and approved C4ISPs reviewed in accordance with DoD