Tag Archives: command and control

DISA’s Brian Hermann on Agency’s Contributions to DOD’s JADC2 Effort

Joint All-Domain

Brian Hermann, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) services development directorate, expects DISA to have an increasing role in the implementation of the Department of Defense's Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) intiaitive as it progresses. He said the agency would potentially support network transport and data hosting.

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Gen. James Dickinson: Space Command Reaches Initial Operational Capability

Gen. James Dickinson

Army Gen. James Dickinson, head of U.S. Space Command, said Spacecom has achieved initial operational capability, which marks an inflection point for the Department of Defense’s 11th combatant command. "United States Space Command has matured to the point where we have strategic effects,” he said.

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DOD’s Lloyd Austin, Canadian Counterpart Issue Joint Statement on NORAD Modernization

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, and Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s defense minister, have released a joint statement to guide collaborative efforts to advance the modernization of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) as part of a push to strengthen the defense and security of the U.S. and Canada against aerospace and maritime threats.

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Verizon’s Skyward, FAA to Test Cellular-Connected Drones; Matt Fanelli Quoted

Cellular-Connected

Skyward, a Verizon company, announced on Thursday that the company signed a potential three-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test cellular-connected drones. “Cellular-connected drones play a critical role in enabling tomorrow’s safe, reliable, and secure drone operations,” said Matt Fanelli, director of Strategy and Operations at Skyward, a Verizon company.

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CRS Issues Report on 5G Tech’s National Security Implications

DOD 5G Network

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a report outlining some of the national security implications of 5G-enabled mobile technologies. CRS said in the April 23rd report that Congress may consider policies for national security, spectrum management, and military operations as 5G platforms are developed and fielded. 

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

Charles Brown Jr.

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

Artificial Intelligence

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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