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Robert Work Describes USAF’s Joint Interagency Combined Space Ops Center as 3rd Offset Strategy’s 1st Organizational Construct

Robert Work
Robert Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the U.S. Air Force’s Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center serves as the initial organizational construct of the Defense Department’s Third Offset Strategy, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes Work told audience at an Air Force Association conference in Maryland that JICSpOC at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado “is designed to perform battle management and command and control of a space constellation under threat of attack.”

“It has to fight through those attacks and provide the space support that the joint force relies upon,” he added.

Work, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016, noted that the Third Offset Strategy seeks to restore the U.S. military’s tactical and operational superiority over potential adversaries, Pellerin reports.

“Offset strategies are… about technologically enabled operational and organizational constructs that [give] the joint force an advantage — primarily at the operational level of war, but also the tactical — thereby strengthening conventional deterrence,” he said.

Work also mentioned learning machines, human-machine combat teaming, assisted-human operations, network-enabled autonomous weapons and human-machine collaboration as the strategy’s five technology elements, according to the report.

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