JITC is the "one-stop shop” for joint interoperability test, evaluation, and certification with its unique array of hardware, software, and staffing, along with its state-of-the-art technological flexibility. As one of the Departments ‘Major Range and Test Facilities’, JITC merges the spectrum of technical expertise, testing experience, and ability to network its on-site capabilities with other testing and evaluation facilities worldwide to enable joint interoperability.
Interoperability testing and evaluation is the process of assessing the ability of Information Technology (IT), to include National Security Systems (NSS), to exchange usable information with IT and NSS of other services or nations to support military operations as specified in its interoperability requirements. In many cases specialized test tools are used to monitor performance to determine if the proper actions and reactions are produced. A system is certified for joint interoperability when evaluated as meeting requirements contained in its Joint Staff-certified Net Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR KPP).WHAT DOES CERTIFICATION INVOLVE?
JITC follows the policy outlined in DoDI 8330.01, “Interoperability of Information Technology (IT), Including National Security Systems (NSS),” to perform its joint interoperability test and certification mission. DoDI 8330.01 establishes roles and responsibilities for DoD organizations to provide interoperable capabilities and establishes JITC as the DoD Joint Interoperability Certification Authority. Generally, the interoperability certification process consists of four phases:
Step 1: Requirements Generation
Step 2: Planning
Step 3: Test and EvaluationStep 4: Reporting WHAT WILL JITC DO TO GET YOUR SYSTEM CERTIFIED?
When contacted by a program manager early in the acquisition process, JITC will: