Update: The JCD has been eliminated and the functions of the document has been incorporated into the Initial Capabilities Document (ICD). JCDs developed under a previous version of CJCSI 3170.01 are still accepted per guidance in Enclosure B.
The Joint Capabilities Document (JCD) is a requirements document that was developed to capture a set of joint capabilities for a system under development. The JCD was the results of the Functional Area Analysis (FAA) and Functional Needs Analysis (FNA). It identifies critical performance measures associated with these capabilities and prioritizes gaps based on operational considerations and the timeframe under consideration. The JCD was used as the baseline for the investigation of what to do about the shortfall in capability in the Functional Solutions Analysis (FSA).
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