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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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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 …

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Force Protection Key Performance Parameter

The Force Protection Key Performance Parameter (KPP) is mandatory for all manned systems and is designed to enhance personnel survivability in an asymmetric threat environment. The attributes for the Force Protection KPP are identified in the Capability Development Document (CDD) and Capability Production Document (CPD) and apply to all pre-Milestone C programs. Manual: JCIDS Manual …

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Capability Development Document (CDD)

The Capability Development Document (CDD) specifies the operational requirements for the system that will deliver the capability that meets operational performance criteria specified in the Initial Capabilities Document (ICD). It outlines a militarily useful increment of capability with its own set of attributes and performance values (i.e., thresholds and objectives). The CDD is prepared during …

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Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA)

The Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) is the analysis portion of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process. The CBA provides recommendations to pursue material or non-material solutions to an identified capability gap that meets an established capability need. The CBA analysis contains the Functional Area Analysis (FAA), Functional Needs Analysis (FNA), and Functional …

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Acquisition Process

Technology Development Strategy (TDS)

  Note: The Technology Development Strategy (TDS) is no longer required for DoD Programs according to DoD Instruction 5000.02. A program’s technology development approach is now detailed in a programs Acquisition Strategy.   The Technology Development Strategy (TDS) describes the acquisition approach that will be undertaken to mature key technologies and maturation efforts to Initial Operational …

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