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
Information Support Plan 

An Information Support Plan (ISP) describes a systems dependencies and interface requirements in sufficient detail to enable testing and verification of Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS) interoperability and supportability requirements. The ISP is required for all Acquisition Category (ACAT) program that connect in any way to the communications and information infrastructure including both IT and NSS programs. The ISP is summarized in the Acquisition Strategy and reviewed at Milestones B and C and is prepared concurrently and collaboratively with the Capability Development Document (CDD) or Capability Production Document (CPD). [1]

An ISP provides a means to identify and resolve potential information support implementation issues and risks that, if not properly managed, will limit or restrict the ability of a program to be operationally employed in accordance with the defined capability. The ISP focuses on net-readiness, interoperability, information supportability, and information sufficiency concerns. An ISP provides the methodology for meeting a program's information needs and managing the issues and risks associated with those need. The ISP comes in two forms: [1]


DoD Instruction 4360.08 "Procedures for Interoperability and Supportability of IT and NSS - Enclosure 4

Provides ISP content requirements and guidelines

The ISP development process requires Information Support Plan (ISP) Analysis of a program's integrated architecture and processes associated with meeting a capability. This ISP analysis identifies information need, net-centric, interoperability, and supportability issues and assesses compliance with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration/DoD Chief Information Officer information policy and goals. [1]

The ISP contains interface descriptions, infrastructure and support requirements, standards profiles, measures of performance, and interoperability shortfalls. The ISP includes:

An ISP answers the following seven questions for information needed to support the operational and functional capabilities of a system.


Tailored Information Support Plan (TISP)
The TISP provides a dynamic and efficient vehicle for certain programs ACAT II and below to produce requirements necessary for Interoperability and Supportability (I&S) Certification. Select Program Managers (PMs) may request to tailor the content of their ISP. For programs not designated Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) special interest by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD(NII)), the component will make the final decision on the details of the tailored plan subject to minimums specified in the TISP procedures from the CJCSI 6212.01 resource page and any special needs identified by the J-6 for the I&S certification process.

The Global Information Grid (GIG) Technical Guidance-F (GTF) is the system for inputting the ISP for formal reviews. The GTG-F is a suite of software applications on the NIPRNet and SIPRNet (June 2012) that provides technical guidance across the Enterprise to achieve net-ready, interoperable, and supportable GIG systems. (See DISA)

- ISP preparation and format can be found in DoD Instruction 4360.08 Enclosure 4


- [1] Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) - Chapter 7.3
- DoD Instruction 5000.02 "Operations of the Defense Acquisition System" - 8 Dec 2008
- DoD Instruction 4360.08 "Procedures for Interoperability and Supportability of IT and NSS - Enclosure 4  
- CJCS Instruction 3170.01H - Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System - 10 Jan 12
CJCSI 6212.01F "Net Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR KPP)" - 12 Mar 12
- EISPT Quick Sheet 

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