1. Functional Capabilities Board (FCB)

The responsibilities of the FCB include ensuring that DOTMLPF Change Recommendations (DCR) and policy aspects of new capabilities are being appropriately considered in the JCIDS documents, evaluate the Key Performance Parameters (KPP) submitted by the sponsor, identify other potential KPPs, ensure leadership organization participate in the JCIDS process, assist with comments resolution, ensure that overarching joint DCRs are consistent with the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and support joint warfighting capability needs, and ensure that appropriate certifications and endorsements have been granted. More detail is available in the JCIDS Manual Enclosure E.

  1. FCB Working Groups

The responsibilities of the FCB working groups are to coordinate and assist the sponsor during JCIDS document development, support the JCIDS Gatekeeper (J-8), evaluate the KPPs, coordinate and support the lead FCB working group analysis of JCIDS documents, and provide a summary analysis and recommendation to the FCB on validation and/or approval of JCIDS documents. More detail is available in the JCIDS Manual Enclosure E.

  1. Sponsor

The Sponsors responsibilities are to make affordability determinations, develop JCIDS documentation, develop a Capability Development Document (CDD), Capability Production Document (CPD), or joint DCR, resolve issues that arise during the staffing, certification, and validation processes, and coordinate with sponsors, and present briefings to decision bodies. More detail is available in the JCIDS Manual Enclosure E.

  1. Services

The Services are responsible for coordinating on Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) Interest and documents and may review Joint Integration, Joint Information, and Independent documents developed by other sponsors to identify opportunities for cross-component utilization and harmonization of capabilities. More detail is available in the JCIDS Manual Enclosure E.

  1. Joint Staff

  • Joint Staff Director (J-1): Office of primary responsibility for joint manpower and personnel reviews.
  • Joint Staff Director (J-2): will review and conduct intelligence certification
  • Joint Staff Director (J-3): Office of primary responsibility for the current Global Command and Control (GCC) family of systems, future command and control capabilities, and the common operational picture.
  • Joint Staff Director (J-4): Be responsible for joint facilities reviews.
  • Joint Staff Director (J-5): will act as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Executive Agent for implementing JROC decisions regarding multinational and interagency requirements and joint DCRs with multinational or interagency impacts.
  • Joint Staff Director (J-6): Perform IT and NSS interoperability and supportability certifications on all CDDs and CPDs designated as JROC Interest, JCB Interest or Joint Integration
  • Joint Staff Director (J-7): oversee the writing, development, and revision of the Joint Operation Concept.
  • Joint Staff Director (J-8): JCIDS Gatekeeper, review and evaluate all DCR, and assess the readiness and responsiveness of combat support agencies.
  1. Combatant Commanders

The responsibilities of the Combatant Commander include providing input to the JROC requirements, review and comment on JROC documents, and conduct a Senior Warfare Forum that identifies capabilities needed and gaps or redundancies that exist. More detail is available in the JCIDS Manual Enclosure E.

  1. National Guard Bureau

The Chief of the National Guard Bureau (NGB) is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on National Guard issues who is responsible for administering joint programs, leading the development of National Guard joint capabilities and concepts for National Guard homeland defense and civil support missions. More detail is available in the JCIDS Manual Enclosure E.

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