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PPBE Process

National Defense Strategy (NDS)

The National Defense Strategy (NDS) is used in the PPBE Process to establish the objectives for the plans for military force structure, force modernization, business processes, supporting infrastructure, and required resources (funding and manpower).  Along with the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Process, the NDS plays a key role in identifying the capabilities …

PPBE Process

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JCIDS Process

System Threat Assessment

  A System Threat Assessment (STA) is obtained from the Intelligence community during the JCIDS shortfall identification process. It will be obtained primarily from the Capstone Threat Assessments (CTAs) and System Threat Assessment Report (STAR). The CTAs project foreign capabilities in particular warfare areas looking out 20 years. Once the JCIDS Process identifies a materiel …

JCIDS Process

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JCIDS Process

Post Independent Analysis

  The Post-Independent Analysis is the final analysis in the Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) which reviews the previous three functional analyses (Functional Area Analysis (FAA), Functional Needs Analysis (FNA), and Functional Solutions Analysis(FSA)) and selects an approach or approaches that best closes a capability gap(s). The sponsor then produces an Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) or …

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JCIDS Process

Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD)

Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) examines the military utility and provides an assessment of new technology to clearly establish its operational utility and system integrity. The demonstration introduces operational concepts utilizing this new technology to solve important military problems and facilitates technology transition. A JCTD may be a substitute for a formal Capabilities Based Assessment …

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JCIDS Process

Information Support Plan (ISP)

An Information Support Plan (ISP) describes a systems dependencies and interface requirements in sufficient detail to enable testing and verification of Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS) interoperability and supportability requirements. The ISP is required for all Acquisition Category (ACAT) programs that connects in any way to the communications and information infrastructure including …

JCIDS Process

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