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The goal of the joint command and control strategy is to link networks and sensors to combatants with shared data in all areas – cyber, land, sea, air and space – across all military services and commands combat in a secure manner and at high speed.
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, the director of command, control, communications and computers for the Joint Chiefs of Staff – commonly referred to as the J-6 – and the chief information officer for the The Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at a Pentagon press conference today regarding the JADC2 Strategy.
On May 13, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III signed a JADC2 strategy document that provides momentum for the continuation of the experimentation phase, Crall said.
The JADC2 strategy provides the governance and framework necessary to enable rapid integration of artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics and other emerging technologies, he said.
Each of the services is involved in experimenting with JADC2, he said, and the best solutions will be implemented as long as there is no vendor lockdown or proprietary limitation. “We want it to be open source.”
Crall said that JADC2 depends on a cloud-based enterprise IT solution, shareable software development, network enhancements, zero trust environment, agile data sharing and solutions that operate at the cutting edge of tactics in a deployed environment.
What works in the National Capital Region is unlikely to work in an austere environment, he said, adding that fighters would robustly test the system in those environments.
The integration of allies and partners will also be an important aspect of JADC2, he said.