Note: The 2018 Manual for the Operations of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) has been released but isn’t available to the public. It can be obtained from the JCIDS Intellipedia Site (CAC Required).
The Sustainment Key Performance Parameter (KPP) is mandatory for all systems and is designed to enhance a system life-cycle management. The attributes for the Sustainment KPP are identified in the Capability Development Document (CDD) and Capability Production Document (CPD) and apply to all pre-Milestone C programs.
Sustainment consists of two mandatory key factors: Material Availability and Operational Availability and three mandatory supporting Key System Attributes (KSA) (Reliability, Maintainability and Total Ownership Cost) for all Acquisition Catelgory (ACAT) I programs. For ACAT II and below programs, the sponsor will determine the applicability of the KPP. During the Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA), the relevant sustainment criteria and alternatives will be evaluated to provide the analytical foundation for the establishment of the sustainment KPP and KSAs. 
Mandatory Key Performance Parameters (KPP):
AcqLinks and Resources:
- CJCS Instruction 3170.01 “Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System”
-  JCIDS Manual of Operations