(2) Set of Approaches and FSA Integration. If a JCD has spawned
multiple FSAs, the JCIDS process must have sufficient information from the
FSAs to make reasonable decisions on the collection of approaches to support.
The FSA must contain sufficient information on the approaches it considers
and recommends to allow construction of a robust set of approaches. The FSA
must directly link these approaches to the scenario conditions, task structures,
and standards described in the FAA, and also directly link its candidate
approaches to the capability gaps described in the FNA. Furthermore, the FSA
must characterize the risks associated with the approaches, in terms of the
three approach criteria listed above: responsiveness; policy, personnel, and
technological feasibility; and realizability. A JCD creates multiple FSAs; the
lead FCB will staff the approaches presented in the FSAs through the JCB and
JROC as part of their portfolio management responsibilities.
(3) If a single FSA is considering a wide range of approaches covering a
number of functional areas, the FSA should propose alternative portfolios of
approaches. At the very least, the set of approaches should include a costneutral
set (containing both new initiatives and offsets) as well as a costunconstrained
(best possible) approach set. The set of approaches should also consider major uncertainties in future security environments, sustainment alternatives, and describe how the recommendations may change based on the uncertainties identified in the strategic guidance. f. Table A-3 represents a list of questions to ask about a completed FSA. It is not all encompassing but being able to answer all of the questions indicates the analysis is probably sufficient to complete development of the ICD.