CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT
CHIEFS OF STAFF
DISTRIBUTION: A, B, C
15 December 2008
INTEROPERABILITY AND SUPPORTABILITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
AND NATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEMS
See Enclosure G.
1. Purpose. This instruction:
a. Establishes policies and procedures for developing, coordinating,
reviewing, and approving Information Technology (IT) and National Security
System (NSS) Interoperability and Supportability (I&S) needs.
b. Establishes procedures to perform I&S Certification of Joint Capabilities
Integration and Development System (JCIDS) Acquisition Category (ACAT)
programs/systems (references a and b).
c. Establishes procedures to perform I&S Certification of Information
Support Plans (ISPs) and Tailored ISPs (TISPs) for all ACAT, non-ACAT and
fielded programs/systems (references c and d).
d. Defines the five elements of the Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter
e. Provides guidance for NR-KPP development and assessment.
f. Establishes procedures for the Joint Interoperability Test Command
(JITC) Joint Interoperability Test Certification.
g. Adds the requirement from Joint Requirements Oversight Council
Memorandum (JROCM) 010-08, 14 January 2008, “Approval to Incorporate
Data and Service Exposure Criteria into the Interoperability and Supportability
Certification Process” for reporting of data and service exposure information as
part of I&S submissions.
15 December 2008
2. Cancellation. CJCSI 6212.01D, 8 March 2006, “Interoperability and
Supportability of Information Technology and National Security Systems” is
3. Applicability. This instruction applies to:
a. Joint Staff, Services, combatant commands, defense agencies and joint
and combined activities. This instruction also applies to other agencies
preparing and submitting JCIDS documents IAW references a and b.
b. All IT and NSS (systems or services) acquired, procured or operated by
any component of th