Price: $2,999.00

Course Number: 913
Length: 3 Days
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JCIDS (Joint Capabilities Integration Development System) Training | JCIDS Training by Tonex

6G for DoD

JCIDS training course introduces Joint Capabilities Integration Development System and capabilities-based approach to identify current and future gaps in the ability to carry out joint warfighting missions and functions and to develop requirements for weapons systems to close those gaps. The course also provides a fundamental understanding of various aspects of JDICS.. Completion of this course will provide the attendees with a fundamental  knowledge of the JDICs including concepts, processes, policies and regulations.

TONEX JCIDS training course covers the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). process. The primary objective of the JCIDS is to ensure the capabilities required by the joint warfighter to successfully execute the missions assigned to them are identified with their associated operational performance criteria.

JCIDS training course covers topics such as: analysis of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) in an integrated, collaborative process to define gaps in warfighting capabilities and propose solutions.

JCIDS is defined in CJCSI 3170.01G. There are three key processes in the DOD that must work in concert to deliver the capabilities required by the warfighter: the requirements process; the acquisition process; and the Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (PPBE) process. JCIDS implements the requirements process. JCIDS supports the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) in identifying, assessing, and prioritizing joint military capability needs as required by law. The capabilities are identified by analyzing what is required across all functional areas to accomplish the mission. (Source: DAU Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms).

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A Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff process to identify, assess, and prioritize joint military capability needs. The JCIDS process is a collaborative effort that uses joint concepts and integrated architectures to identify prioritized capability gaps and integrated doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) solutions (materiel and non-materiel) to resolve those gaps.

JCIDS Process Workshop – Group Project

  • Working with JCIDS Process  Step 1
    • Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA)
    • Capability Development Document (CDD)
    • Capability Production Document (CPD)
    • Chairman’s Program Assessment (CPA)
    • Chairman’s Program Recommendation (CPR)
    • Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
    • DOTMLPF Change Recommendation (DRC)
  • Working with JCIDS Process  Step 2
    • DOTMLPF-P Analysis
    • Force Protection Key Performance Parameter
    • Functional Area Analysis (FAA)
    • Functional Needs Analysis (FNA)
    • Functional Solutions Analysis (FSA)
    • ICD or CDD Waiver Request
    • Information Support Plan (ISP)
    • Initial Capabilities Document (ICD)
  • Achieving Interoperability
    • J8 Force Structure Resources and Assessment Directorate
    • JCIDS Gatekeeper
    • JCIDS Manual of Operations
    • JCIDS Process Flow Chart
    • JCIDS Process Breakdown
    • JCIDS Roles and Responsibilities
    • JCIDS Studies Repository
    • Joint Capabilities Board (JCB)
    • Joint Capability Document (JCD)
    • Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD)
    • Joint Operations Concepts (JOpsC)
    • Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)
    • Joint Requirements Prioritization
    • Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON)
    • Key Interface Profile (KIP)
    • Key Performance Parameter (KPP)
  • Key System Attributes (KSA)
  • Military Utility Assessment (MUA)
  • Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR-KPP)
  • Non-Materiel Solution
  • Post Independent Analysis
  • Post-Implementation Review (PIR)
  • Requirements Document Sequence
  • Requirements Training & Certification
  • Survivability Key Performance Parameter
  • Sustainment Key Performance Parameter
  • System Functional Review (SFR)
  • System Requirements Review (SRR)
  • System Threat Assessment
  • Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)


  • AMA = Analysis of Materiel Alternatives
  • AOA = Analysis of Alternatives
  • CDD = Capabilities Development Document
  • CPD = Capabilities Production Document
  • DAB = Defense Acquisition Board
  • DOTMLPF = doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, facilities
  • FAA = Functional Area Analysis
  • FCB = Functional Capabilities Board
  • FNA = Functional Needs Analysis
  • FOS = Family of Systems
  • FSA = Functional Solution Analysis
  • GIG = Global Information Grid
  • ICD = Initial Capabilities Document
  • IER = Information Exchange Requirements
  • ISP = Information Support Plan
  • JCIDS = Joint Capabilities Initiative Development System
  • JFC = Joint Functional Concept
  • JIC = Joint Integrating Concept
  • JOC = Joint Operating Concept
  • JOpsC = Joint Operations Concept
  • JROC = Joint Requirements Oversight Council
  • NR KPP = Net Ready Key Performance Parameter
  • SOS = System of Systems


Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for professionals and decision-makers involved in defense acquisitions, military planning, and interagency coordination, including:

  • Military Officers
  • Government Officials
  • Defense Industry Professionals
  • Program Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Defense Analysts
  • Policy Developers



Objectives of this course are:

  • To familiarize attendees with JCIDS and with the most up-to-date capabilities development guidance
  • To understand the basic components of the JCIDS process and how it will impact your programs
  • To understand the underlying analytical approaches for producing these products (and stabilizing our efforts)
  • To understand the CJCSI 6212 and the impact to programs
  • Insight into Joint initiatives and trends which effect solution development
  • Describes Capabilities-Based Assessment Process
  • Define Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and Key System Attributes (KSAs)
  • Insight intoInitial Capabilities Document (ICD), Joint DOTMLPF Change Recommendation (DCR), Capability Development Document (CDD) and Capability Production Document (CPD)


What is JCIDS (Joint Capabilities Integration Development System)?

  • DOD End-to-End Capability, Acquisition, and Test Process
  • Desired Attributes of DoD Decision Process
  • Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System CJCSI 317001D
  • History of JCIDS
  • Why JCIDS
  • Introduction to Defense Acquisition Management Integrated Defense Acquisition,
  • Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA)
  • CBA Process
  • Processes That May Substitute for a CBA
  • Required Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) & Key System Attributes (KSAs)
  • JCIDS Documents: ICD and DCR
  • Initial Capabilities Document (ICD)
  • Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Materiel Solution Analysis phase and Milestone
  • Joint DOTMLPF Change Recommendation (DCR)
  • Capability Development Document (CDD)
  • Capability Production Document (CPD
  • Technology and Logistics Life Cycle Management

JCIDS Processes

  • JCIDS Standards
  • JCIDS Evolution – Concept to Capabilities
  • Overview of CJCSI 317001D
  • National Military Strategy
  • Joint Vision
  • Joint Operating Concepts
  • Joint Functional Concepts
  • Joint Integrating Concepts
  • Joint Capabilities

JCIDS Methodology

  • Concepts
  • Architectures
  • Assessment
  • Capability Roadmap
  • Resource Strategy

JCIDS Organization and Products

  • Joint Capability Areas (JCAs)
  • How is JCIDS Organized?
  • JROC
  • Reviews, Approves, Validates
  • JCB
  • Review, refine, resolve conflicts, ready for JROC
  • JCIDS Functional Capability Boards (FCBs)
  • FCB Working Groups
  • Concepts of Operations (ConOps)
  • Enabling Concepts
  • Training System Requirements Analyses
  • Operational/enterprise/service Oriented Architectures
  • Developing, Staffing and Delivering Compliant JCIDS Documents
  • Capabilities Based Planning Process
  • Acquisition Products
  • Test and Evaluation Master Plans
  • Analyses of Alternatives, and System Training Plans

Assessments and Executions

  • Capabilities-Based Assessment
  • Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)
  • Joint Capabilities Integration and Development
  • Joint Capabilities Document
  • Initial Capabilities Document
  • Capability Development and Production
  • Performance Attributes and Key Performance Parameters

JCIDS Key Acquisition Decision Points

  • JCIDS Staffing/Approval Process
  • Gatekeeper
  • Joint Requirements Oversight Council
  • Joint Capabilities Board
  • Functional Capabilities Board
  • Joint Warfare Capabilities Assessment
  • Capabilities Based Planning
  • Strategy
  • Functional Capability Boards
  • JCIDS Process
  • Guidance
  • Assessment and Analysis
  • Reconciliation and Recommendations
  • Decision and Action

JCIDS Documentaion

  • ICDs, CDDs, and CPDs
  • Milestones
  • Capstone Requirement Document
  • Architectures
  • Mission Needs Statement
  • Operational Requirement Document
  • Operational Requirement Document

JCIDS Recommendations

  • Capability Needs
  • DOTMLPF Changes
  • Science & Technology
  • PPBE
  • Acquisition
  • Experimentation

JCIDS Staffing Process

  • Process Overview
  • Certifications and Weapon Safety Endorsement
  • Staffing Process
  • Waivers
  • JCIDS Document Relationships
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Functional Capabilities Boards (FCB)

Joint DOTMLPF Change Recommendation

  • Interrelationship of the JCIDS and Acquisition Processes
  • Example Approach for Assessing Risks
  • CDD and CPD Attributes
  • Requirements Oversight and Management for IT Systems
  • Gatekeeping Process
  • JCIDS Approval Tracks
  • JROC Interest and JCB Interest Staffing Process
  • Joint Integration Staffing Process
  • Joint Information and Independent Staffing Process D-12
  • JCIDS Document Relationships

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