Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work believes that the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center will play a key role to identify needed capabilities that will drive the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday.
“The JICSPOC in our view is the first operational and organizational construct of the Third Offset Strategy,” Work told the publication, according to Sydney Freedberg Jr.
JICSPOC, which the Defense Department established last year, works to connect the military and Intelligence Community to share information on space operations and develop measures that safeguard the U.S. space infrastructure.
Freedberg reports that Work also highlighted the human element in the Third Offset Strategy, which seeks to leverage technology such as artificial intelligence and autonomy to support human decision-making and actions as part of a human-machine collaborative combat network.
Work said the strategy is built on the U.S. military’s joint programs, industrial base and people or personnel rather than the technology.