Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System (JCIDS) Process
- Overview: JCIDS Process
- Overview: Procurement Process
- Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA)
- Initial Capabilities Document (ICD)
- Capability Development Document
- Capability Production Document (CPD)
- Instruction: CJCSI 3170.01H
- Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA)
- Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
- DOTMLPF-P Analysis
- DOTMLPF-P Change Recommendation
- Force Protection KPP
- Functional Area Analysis (FAA)
- Functional Capabilities Board (FCB)
- Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) 
- Functional Needs Analysis (FNA)
- Functional Solutions Analysis (FSA)
- ICD or CDD Waiver Request
- Information Support Plan (ISP)
- Interoperability
- J8 Force Directorate
- JCIDS Gatekeeper
- JCIDS Process Flow Chart
- JCIDS Responsibilities
- JCIDS Studies Repository
- Joint Capability Tech Demonstration
- Joint Capabilities Board (JCB)
- Joint Capabilities Document (JCD)
- Joint Operations Concept (JOpsC)
- Joint Staff Responsibilities
- Joint Requirements Oversight Council
- Joint Requirements Prioritization
- Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON)
- Key Interface Profiles
- Key Performance Parameters (KPP)
- Key System Attributes (KSA)
- Military Utility Assessment (MUA)
- Net-Ready KPP
- Non-Materiel Solution
- Post-Implementation Review (PIR)
- Post Independent Analysis
- Requirements Document Sequence
- Requirements Training & Certification
- Survivability Key Performance Parameter
- Sustainment KPP
- System Functional Review (SFR)
- System Requirements Review (SRR)
- System Threat Assessment
- System Verification Review (SVR)
- Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)
JCIDS Process
Capability Development Document (CDD)

The Capability Development Document (CDD) specifies the operational requirements for the system that will deliver the capability that meets operational performance criteria specified in the Initial Capabilities Document (ICD). It outlines a militarily useful increment of capability with its own set of attributes and performance values (i.e., thresholds and objectives). The CDD is prepared during the Technology Development (TD) Phase to guide the Engineering, Manufacturing & Development (EMD) Phase by defining measurable and testable capabilities. The CDD supports and must be validated and approved before the Milestone B (MS B) decision.

JCIDS Process - CDD
                                                         Figure: CDD in the Acquisition/JCIDS Process

The CDD identifies operational performance attributes of the proposed system. The CDD is system specific and applies to a single increment of capability in an Evolutionary Acquisition program. Each increment of a program will either have its own CDD or a separate annex on a master CDD. Key Performance Parameters (KPP) are introduced in the CDD. Cost will be included in the CDD as Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) or, if available, Total Ownership Costs (TOC).

Capability Development Document (CDD) Writers Guide

Template: Capability Development Document (CDD) - 30 Oct 2012

As the CDD is going through the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) approval process prior to Milestone B, the Test & Evaluation (T&E) Working-level Integrated Product Team (T&E WIPT) updates the T&E Strategy using the system-specific details in the CDD. The CDD provides the KPP and Key System Attributes (KSA) that provide a focus for the T&E program. The T&E strategy gains details (specific, desired, operational capabilities; T&E events (Developmental Test and Evaluation, Operational Test and Evaluation, and Live-Fire Test and Evaluation) adding to the broad, initial T&E Strategy; Critical Operational Issues (COI); refining the management structure and composition of the T&E WIPT; identifying resource requirements more precisely; etc.) that refines the scope and size of the planned T&E program, and permits a better estimate of the T&E resources and costs.

JCIDS Manual Required CDD Format:
The Capability Development Tracking and Management (CDTM) tool is provided as a means to generate and submit ICDs, CDDs, CPDs, and Joint DCRs to the Knowledge Management/Decision Support (KM/DS) system.

- See Requirements Document Sequence

- The CDD replaced the Operational Requirements Document (ORD) that was used under the old Requirements Generation System.
-  The format for the CDD is found at Appendix A to Enclosure F of the Manual for the Operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System, updated July 2009
- Because the CDD normally is not approved until around the time of Milestone B, the T&E WIPT will most likely have to work from a draft version, to prepare the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) prior to the Milestone B decision. (See the JCIDS Manual)

AcqLinks and References:
- DoD Instruction 5000.02 "Operation of the Defense Acquisition System" - 26 Nov 2013
- CJCS Instruction 3170.01H "Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System" - 10 Jan 12
- JCIDS Manual for the Operation of the JCIDS - 19 Jan 2012
- JCIDS Process Flow Chart
- CDD Writers Guide
- Template: Capability Development Document (CDD) - 30 Oct 2012
- Website: DAU JCIDS Portal


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