THIS NEW OFFICE WILL TAKE JADC2 MILITARY OPERATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
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What Is JADC2?An initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) is aiming to consolidate military technology across various U.S. military branches into one. Various sensors are being connected to better work and collaborate with each other to deliver safer defense responses and weaponry for the American Armed Forces. With more technology comes more capabilities. This includes the ability to collect an absurd amount of data. But having data also comes with the task of deciphering said data and knowing what to do with it. It doesn’t take long to see that online data gathering is getting increasingly complex, and social media ads are a great example. The main difference with the JADC2 strategy, however, is that instead of using the information to sell you another sweater, it’s being used to defend against America’s enemies.
The JADC2 Implementation PlanWith the JADC2 implementation plan finalized and signed by Defense leadership, it’s more a question of when than if this is going to happen. So far, JADC2 Army and JADC2 Air Force, along with the U.S. Navy, have developed their own individual concepts to deploy within the overarching initiative:
- Advanced Battle Management System (also called ABMS JADC2 by some) – U.S. Air Force.
- Project Convergence – U.S. Army.
- Project Overmatch – U.S. Navy.
A New OfficeThe new office is being integrated into the Pentagon and will be directed under the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). A Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office began working in full capacity in June 2022, which will help the JADC2 integrate data while reporting directly to Kathleen Hicks, the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
JADC2 Concept Is Taking Joint Forces to the Next LevelInnovation continues to be at the forefront of the American Armed Forces. This next step is helping not only keep American civilians safer but also those serving. We have more technology at our disposal than at any other time in the history of mankind. The capabilities are impressive and scary in a way, but they can do nothing if they aren’t organized. With a new office to control and maximize our capabilities, the DoD is putting its best efforts into maximizing our technological advances against our enemies.
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The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Thompson 118th Wing, Public Affairs, Tennessee Air National Guard
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