WARFIGHTING MISSION AREA (WMA) PRINCIPAL ACCREDITING AUTHORITY (PAA) AND WMA AUTHORIZING OFFICIALS: POLICY AND RESPONSIBILITIES
|Publication Date:||8 February 2012|
Purpose. This instruction establishes policy and responsibilities for the Warfighting Mission Area (WMA) Principal Accrediting Authority (PAA), Joint Staff J-8 Deputy Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (DDC4), and WMA Authorizing Officials in accordance with DOD Instruction (DODI) 8510.01, "DOD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)" (reference a) and DOD Directive (DODD) 8115.01, "Information Technology Portfolio Management" (reference b) for information systems (ISs) designated as within the WMA.
Applicability. This instruction applies to Department of Defense (DOD) information technology (IT) investments that are part of the WMA. CJCSI 8410.02 applies to the Joint Staff; combatant commands, Services, and Defense agencies (CC/S/As); and DOD field and joint activities, including DOD and Service non-appropriated fund instrumentalities. The requirements in this instruction should be applied to contracts for services that maintain WMA information systems (ISs) residing in contractor facilities either owned by the Department of Defense and operated by the contractor or operated as a service on behalf of the Department of Defense.