Making JCIDS Work for the Warfighter
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
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All military acquisition programs begin with an identified and validated requirement. The Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System JCIDS as described in CJCSI 3170.01G is the joint guidance used to manage the requirements process. Recognizing many deficiencies in the process as outlined in the 1 MAY 07 instruction, a complete re-write was undertaken and signed into implementation on 1 MAR 09. This revision streamlined the process but the current system, as implemented by the Joint Staff and the Army, in accordance with Army Regulation 71-9, is still too time-consuming to support the joint warfighters needs in an environment that is technologically complex and rapidly changing. Furthermore, the current Army organization for requirements generation often results in requirements that are not producible at an affordable price or on a schedule that supports the warfighter. The Army must embrace greater service inter-dependence and institute a more disciplined and restrained requirements process by streamlining its own organization and procedures and by involving its most senior leaders more frequently and earlier in the process.
- Operations Research
- Military Forces and Organizations