Wireless Communications Waveform Development and Management
|Publication Date:||3 November 2008|
PURPOSE. This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the development and/or modification of wireless communications waveforms to improve network interoperability in accordance with the guidance in DoD Instruction 5025.01 (Reference (a)) and the authority in DoD Directives 5144.1 and 4630.05 (References (b) and (c)).
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
Applies to all Acquisition Category I-IV programs as well as procurements that use wireless communications waveforms.
Does not apply to programs and procurements that use any other
wireless waveforms whose primary function is to support highly
specialized missions, such as Defense Intelligence and
Flight control links, weapons control links, maintenance and/or logistics links, training data links, test and evaluation telemetry and data links, identification friend or foe, safety of flight, sensors, optical, or acoustic.
Science and technology (S&T) efforts for research purposes and pre-system acquisition phase only.