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
Key Performance Parameters

Key Performance Parameters (KPP) are key system capabilities that must be meet in order for a system to meet its operational goals. The Capability Development Document (CDD) and Capability Production Document (CPD) identify the KPP(s) that contribute to the desired operational capability in a threshold and objective format.  Each KPP is supported by operationally analysis that takes into account technology maturity, fiscal constraints, and schedule before determining threshold and objective values. If an attribute is considered important but not critical to meeting system goals, it can be classified as a Key System Attribute (KSA).   

JCIDS Manual for the Operation of the JCIDS - Enclosure B, Appendix A

The threshold value of a KPP or KSA is the minimum acceptable value considered cost, schedule, and technology. Performance below the threshold value is not operationally effective or suitable. A KPP also has an objective value that is the desired operational goal considering cost, schedule, and technology. Performance above the objective value does not justify additional expense. The difference between the threshold and objective values sets the trade space.      
All KPPs and KSA’s are validated by the Joint Requirement Oversight Council (JROC). Advances in technology or changes to system goals may result in changes to the KPP and KSA threshold and objective values which will have to be validated by the JROC again. Below are the list of mandatory KPP that every system shall have according to the JCIDS Manual - Enclosure B, Appendix A.

Mandatory Key Performance Parameters (KPP):
Guidelines for Identifying the Capstone Concepts Joint Operation (CCJO)-derived KPP:

- KPP should be stated in terms that reflect the range of military operations that the capabilities must support and the joint operating environment intended for the system.
- When developing KPP’s, make sure that they are testable and how they should be tested.  This is the only way to ensure that a system delivers the desired capability.  Having untestable KPP on a program causes a lot of confusion and instability on a program.  A verification cross reference matrix is a good way to understand how a KPP, KSA and other requirements are going to be tested.
- Keep the number of KPP's to around 5.  The more KPPs a program has the more performance, cost and schedule instability occurs.

AcqLinks and References:
- Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) - Chapter 1.0
- CJCS Instruction 3170.01H "Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System" - 10 Jan 12
- JCIDS Manual for the Operation of the JCIDS - Enclosure B and Appendix A
CJCSI 6212.01F "Net Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR KPP)" - 12 March 12


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