Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment Process Using the Spectrum Supportability Integrated Process Portal

DON CIO Memo - Publish Date: 01/11/17


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This memo establishes the process for the approval and subsequent programmatic requirements of Department of the Navy Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessments (SSRAs) using the Spectrum Supportability Integrated Process Portal (SSIPP).

SUBJECT: Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment Process Using the Spectrum Supportability Integrated Process Portal

Ref: (a) SECNA V Instruction 2400. 1A, "Electromagnetic Spectrum Policy and Management," of 19 DEC 2014
(b) DoD Instruction 4650.01, "Policy and Procedures for Management and Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum," of 9 JAN 2009
(c) DoD Instruction 5000.02, "Operation of the Defense Acquisition System," of 7 JAN 2015
(d) SECNAV Instruction 5000.2E, "Department of the Navy Implementation of the Defense Acquisition System and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System," of 1 SEP 2011
(e) ASN (RDA)/DON CIO Memorandum, "Establishment of DON Spectrum Supportability Integrated Product Team (IPT)," of 30 APR 2014

Encl: (1) Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment (SSRA) Business Process Description

This memorandum establishes the process for the approval and subsequent programmatic requirements of Department of the Navy (DON) Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessments (SSRAs) using the Spectrum Supportability Integrated Process Portal (SSIPP). This process shall apply to all DON SSRAs up to and including SECRET and SECRET NOFORN. Reference (a) instructs program offices and/or procuring organizations to submit SSRA documentation per reference (b), using the DON SSIPP process.

SSRAs currently in coordination shall be migrated into the SSIPP as soon as possible, but no later than 180 days from the publication of this memorandum. All future SSRAs shall be initiated within the SSIPP, with sufficient lead time to avoid impacting Defense Acquisition Decision Points. This process supports current Department of Defense and DON acquisition policies (references (c) and (d)). Enclosure (1) provides recommended lead times and identifies the role of the DON Spectrum Supportability Integrated Product Team within the submission process, per reference (e). Information regarding minimum lead times for submitting SSRAs is available on the SSIPP.

The SSIPP shall serve as the authoritative data source for all DON SSRAs up to and including SECRET/ SECRET NOFORN levels. SSRAs maintained within the SSIPP shall be considered an official record appropriate for Milestone decisions. Any program reaching a Milestone decision point without an approved SSRA in the SSIPP shall be considered deficient. Program Offices must also submit via the SSIPP any SSRAs not accompanying a Milestone decision, such as those associated with Post-Initial Operational Capability (IOC), engineering change proposals (ECPs), or other changes or additions to a spectrum-dependent (S-D) system.

Signatories on SSRAs within the SSIPP shall use electronic signature. Signed and scanned hard copy signature pages will not be accepted, except when the designated signatory is incapable of using electronic signature. In those cases only, an addendum scanned signature page shall be added to the SSRA.

The SSIPP resides on the SIPRNET. SSRAs that are classified above SECRET will be handled on a case by case basis, and shall not be processed in the SSIPP. Otherwise, SSRAs shall be submitted as follows:

  • SSRAs classified up to and including SECRET and NOFORN: https://cffo. fleetforces.navy.smil.mil/navi for-nf/nmsc/ssra/sitepages/main. aspx .
  • SSRAs classified up to and including SECRET, but are not NOFORN: https://cffo. fleetforces.navv.smil.mil/navi for/nmsc/ssralsitepages/home.aspx.
This memorandum shall be incorporated into future versions of reference (a).

Signed by:

Robert Foster
Department of the Navy
Chief Information Officer

Victor Gavin
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information

TAGS: Cybersecurity, Spectrum, Telecommunications, Wireless

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