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 Production Document (CPD)

The Capability Production Document (CPD) captures the information necessary to support production, testing, and deployment of an affordable and supportable increment within an acquisition strategy. The CPD identifies, in threshold/objective format, the specific attributes that contribute most significantly to the desired operational capability. The CPD is prepared during the Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase to guide the Production and Deployment phase after the Critical Design Review (CDR) and is used to measure the contractor’s delivery. The CPD is required for the Milestone C Review and must be certified prior to a program proceeding into the Production and Development (PD) Phase.

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

The CPD addresses the production elements specific to a single increment of an Evolutionary Acquisition program.  The refinement of performance attributes and Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) is the most significant difference between the Capability Development Document (CDD) and CPD.  A program with multiple increments will have a CPD for each increment.

JCIDS Manual required CPD Format:
  1. Executive Summary
  2. Capability Discussion
  3. Analysis Summary
  4. CONOPS Summary
  5. Threat Summary
  6. Program Summary
  7. System Capabilities Required for the Current Increment
  8. FoS and SoS Synchronization
  9. IT and NSS Supportability
  10. E3 and Spectrum Supportability
  11. Technology Manufacturing Readiness Assessment
  12. Assets Required to Achieve Full Operational Capability (FOC)
  13. Schedule and Initial Operational Capability (IOC) and FOC Definitions
  14. Other DOTMLPF and Policy Considerations
  15. Other System Attributes
  16. Program Affordability


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 format for the CPD is found at Appendix A to Enclosure G of Manual for the Operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System.
- The CPD replaced the Operational Requirements Document (ORD) update (that was used for the Production Decision) under the old Requirements Generation System.
AcqLinks and References:
- CJCS Instruction 3170.01H "Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System"
- JCIDS Manual for the Operation of the JCIDS - Enclosure H: CPD Outline
- DoD Instruction 5000.02 "Operation of the Defense Acquisition System"
- JCIDS Process Flow Chart
- TRADOC CPD Writers Guide
- CPD Lessons Summary
- Website: DAU JCIDS Portal



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