Tag Archives: JIEDDO

Pentagon’s Anti-WMD Agency Changes Name & Joins DTRA

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency has joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and rebranded to the name of Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization in accordance with the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. DTRA said Monday it has worked with JIDO on the transition since December 2015 to help both organizations support frontline …

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Rear Adm. Brian Brakke Takes Helm of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, former deputy director of operations and intelligence integration at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, has assumed a new role as head of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. The U.S. Navy said Friday Brakke officially took command of NECC from Rear Adm. Frank Morneau during a ceremony at Joint Expeditionary …

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Report: Defense Threat Reduction Agency to Absorb JIDA By Sept. 30

The Defense Department will integrate the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency into the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to comply with a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes the law calls for DoD to move JIDA under the supervision of an existing defense agency or a military department. …

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JIDA Aims to Detect Suicide Bombers Through New System

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency has funded the development of a platform that works to detect improvised explosive devices, the Army website reported Sunday. C. Todd Lopez writes the Standoff Suicide Bomb Detection System consists of a terahertz imager and long-wave and mid-wave infrared imaging sensors to screen individuals for IEDs. …

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Maj. Gen. Julie Bentz: JIDA Leverages ‘Community of Action’ to Combat Adaptive Threats

The renamed Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency is adopting a “community of action approach” to counter adaptive threats, C4ISR & Networks reported Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Julie Bentz, acting director of JIDA, told the publication the agency seeks innovation and collaborations with industry, foreign governments, coalition forces, interagency partners and academia amid budget constraints. …

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Pentagon Renames JIEDDO as Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency; Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson Comments

The Defense Department has replaced the name of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to reflect the group’s new mission against improvised weapons and other threats. The renamed Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency will work to help battlefield commanders prepare uniformed personnel to counter threats posed by IEDs and terrorism through …

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Frank Kendall: DoD AT&L to Support JIEDDO’s Rapid Acquisition Needs

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has outlined the continued work of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to support soldiers as JIEDDO transitions to the Pentagon’s office of acquisition, technology and logistics, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes that the new Defense Department agency’s move to the AT&L organization works to …

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Report: Pentagon Mulls Future of IED Organization

The Defense Department has started to weigh its options on the future of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Defense News reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber and Joe Gould write the move comes as latest version of the defense authorization bill unveiled last month requires the Pentagon to present an …

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