DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
|Publication Date:||26 February 2019|
This instruction provides high-level operational policy, direction, and procedures for the planning, management, employment, and use of operational Department of Defense (DoD) satellite communications (SATCOM) resources for authorized users. The primary purpose of this instruction is to define the processes necessary to ensure essential DoD SATCOM support for mission accomplishment. Specific objectives are to:
a. Maintain an integrated joint approach toward DoD SATCOM operational management, access, control, and planning of support to authorized users in current and future satellite systems.
b. Assign responsibilities for system-level operational management and positive control of DoD SATCOM resources.
c. Designate the SATCOM Database (SDB) as the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)-endorsed DoD repository for documenting all current and future military and commercial SATCOM requirements of the DoD and its mission partners.
d. Assign the Joint SATCOM Panel (JSP) responsibility for reviewing and approving validated requirements to be entered into the SDB.
e. Provide a standing process for submitting DoD SATCOM user connectivity requirements to obtain access to current systems and shape future system planning.
f. Provide high-level direction for DoD SATCOM resource apportionment, allocation, arbitration, and adjudication.
g. Define the DoD SATCOM prioritization and precedence scheme that enables effective and efficient use of current resources and facilitates operational planning and employment.
h. Define processes for senior-level operational oversight of DoD SATCOM requirements management, resource allocation, policies and service management.
i. Describe DoD SATCOM resource operational monitoring and control.
j. Provide guidance for the certification of SATCOM terminals and modems standards for Conformance, Operational Performance, and Joint Interoperability.