Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, and Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operationsand fellow 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Defense News that the U.S. military should ensure continued superiority by developing a battle network designed to link weapons and warfighters operating from various domains.
The proposed Joint All-Domain Command and Control “network would leverage data, artificial intelligence and machine learning so that we know the location and movement of both friendly and enemy forces at all times,” wrote 2020 Wash100 awardees Goldfein and Raymond. “U.S. forces operating on land, sea, air, and in space and cyberspace — the major ‘domains’ of modern warfare — will be able to share information continuously and call on each other when needed.”
The generals said the service branch is working with other partners from other service branches and industry to develop and test the components of the JADC2 network. They cited an operational demonstration conducted in December in support of the initiative.
Raymond and Goldfein indicated that the Department of Defense would need the help of the private sector and Congress to further advance the JADC2 program.