Tag Archives: command and control

Air Force Releases New Mission Statement; Gen. Charles Brown Quoted

Gen. Charles Brown

The U.S. Air Force has introduced a new mission statement - “To fly, fight, and win…airpower anytime, anywhere” - to highlight the capabilities and competitive advantage that airpower brings to the country and joint operations as they counter near-peer adversaries. Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff of the Air Force, said the service consulted enlisted airmen, officers, guardsmen, civilians and reservists to come up with the mission statement. 

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USSPACECOM’s Lt. Gen. John Shaw: JADC2 Must Also Cover Space Domain Integration

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), said that it is crucial that Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) integration efforts also cover space operations. “In its most basic essence, JADC2 is about making sure that all operations and all domains can rapidly share information with one another; be part of some sort of common picture,” said Shaw.

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Rep. Adam Smith: House Armed Services Committee Sets Sights on IT Improvement, Acquisition Process

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), said he wants the committee to focus on finding new ways for the Pentagon to improve its information technology systems and tech procurement process. Smith said Friday during a virtual Brookings Institute event the House panel will be “scrubbing” older weapons platforms to help pay for new IT and command-and-control systems.

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Lt. Col. Matthew Arrol: Army Needs Thorough Examination of Command and Control to Advance Combined JADC2

Lt. Col. Matthew Arrol

Lt. Col. Matthew Arrol, commandant of the U.S. Army’s Joint Support Team at Hurlburt Field in Florida, wrote in an article published Friday on Breaking Defense that the service should conduct a thorough analysis of its current command-and-control structures and optimize C2 to advance multidomain operations and make the Combined Joint All-Domain C2 concept a reality.

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NSCAI Recommends AI Infrastructure Adoption by 2025 to Support C2 Programs

NSCAI

A National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) report states that the Department of Defense (DOD) must work to adopt AI infrastructure by 2025 to widely implement emerging technologies and drive information technology modernization. NSCAI is headed by Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, and Bob Work, a former DOD deputy secretary.

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Will Roper: Air Force Eyes 2021 Go-Live for ABMS C2 Platform

Will Roper

Will Roper, the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition head and a three-time Wash100 Award recipient, has said the service plans to begin the live operations for the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) by 2021. “This will be something new, and something that’s new like ABMS probably needs a new construct for how we manage and execute,” said Roper.

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Marine Corps Looks to Expand C2, Expeditionary Base Operations

Marine Corps Operations

John Garner, program executive officer for land systems at the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), has said the service branch gears its current acquisition efforts toward expeditionary advance base operations (EABO) and distributed command and control.The Marine Corps is working on a small Common Aviation Command and Control (CAC2) System.

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Gen. Jay Raymond: Space Force Establishing Digital Service, Strategic Roadmap

Gen. Jay Raymond

Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in a commentary published Monday on Defense News that the service branch is establishing a digital service that leverages the latest technology platforms to provide economic stability and security to the U.S. and its allies.

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Gen. John Hyten: DoD Needs Int’l Network, Integrated C2 Ops for Future Warfighting

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, has said the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to establish a coalition framework with international partners. According to Hyten, the DoD should expect the distinct operations of service branches to be blurred or eliminated in the combat space of the future.

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Mitchell Institute’s David Deptula on DoD’s Need for Efficient, Interoperable Joint C2 System

David Deptula

David Deptula, dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, said the U.S. military must “embrace a new approach” to effectively coordinate joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) operations.

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