In computer networks, bandwidth is used as a synonym for data transfer rate, the amount of data that can be carried from one point to another in a given time period (usually a second). In military and civilian systems understanding bandwidth is critical in making sure information systems function properly together.

The Bandwidth Requirements Review (BRR) is a requirement for all Information Technology (IT) programs to ensure the bandwidth capacities and capabilities needed to support the program are available, or will be available, and how they will be met. The bandwidth requirements review is normally conducted as part of the review of the Information Support Plan (ISP).

According to Statutory requirements in Public Law 110-417 – Section 1046, Oct 14, 2008 , bandwidth requirements data will be documented in the ISP. If the ISP is waived for a program, conformance with bandwidth review will be based on data provided in the Capability Development Document (CDD), consistent with Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter guidance in the Manual for the Operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 6212.01F.

STATUTORY: for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAP) and major weapon systems [1]

REGULATORY: for all other programs [1]

Bandwidth requirements data will be documented in the Information Support Plan (ISP). If the ISP is waived for a program, conformance with bandwidth review will be based on data provided in the Capability Development Document (CDD), consistent with Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR-KPP) guidance in the Manual for the Operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) (Reference (r)) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 6212.01F (Reference (s)). [1]

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Updated: 7/20/2017

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