GLOBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM COMMON OPERATIONAL PICTURE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
|Publication Date:||31 October 2008|
This instruction establishes reporting policies, responsibilities and other activities required to initiate and maintain the Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J) Common Operational Picture (COP) for the combatant commands, Services, Defense agencies, and the Joint Staff. It follows the guidance and organization of the Joint Reporting Structure outlined in reference a and addresses general policies for the GCCS-J system. Policy and procedures for the Global COP capability are in reference c. Commanders will ensure local procedures comply with the Department of Defense Information Technology Standards Registry (DOD DISR) and align with specific policy and procedures for standardized unique identifiers (UIDs) (references m and n). Although the general policies in this instruction provide a framework for standardization, commanders at all levels must determine specific detailed implementation procedures that meet the intent of this instruction.
This instruction applies to the Military Services, Joint Staff, combatant commands, and those activities and agencies reporting to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). The term "Military Services" refers to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when assigned to the Navy). Commanders of forces operating as part of a multinational (alliance or coalition) military command should follow U.S. COP reporting procedures as well as multinational reporting instructions and procedures ratified by the United States. For reporting instructions and procedures not ratified by the United States, commanders should evaluate and follow the multinational command's intent on reporting and procedures, where applicable.