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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider on Role of Space in Joint All-Domain C2

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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider
Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider CTIO U.S. Space Force

Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider, acting chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO) for the U.S. Space Force, said space is at the center of the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

“Space depends on information from other domains so that we can assure our space assets and we can understand where there might be threats that could impact space coming from other domains, to include the cyberspace domain. … So, space is fully a partner in the Joint All-Domain Operations and significant contributor to Joint All-Domain C2,” Crider told the publication in an interview.

She added that JADC2 is “grounded in space” and noted that the service will continue to improve and evolve the Unified Data Library (UDL).

“It’s a kind of capability that will never be ‘quote, unquote’ done,” Crider said of UDL. “We’ll always be adding new sensors and new services and new features … because JADC2 is never done. We need to ensure that we can always stay ahead of the threat; we stay ahead of our adversaries.” 

Crider also discussed the Space Force’s digital transformation efforts and use of machine learning techniques to aid in decision-making processes.

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