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Gen. John Murray on Need for ‘Bottom-Up’ Experimentation for JADC2 Concept

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command (AFC) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. military should resist the urge to get in a “rush for lockdown requirements” for the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept. “I still believe that the best solutions never come from the top down,” Murray said. “All four services coming together from the ground up, working solutions together in actual experimentation, will greatly inform and enhance whatever we end up with.” 

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U.S. Navy Consolidates IT, Network Authorities Under JADC2 Project Office

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The U.S. Navy has moved authorities over information technology systems and networks to a newly established office overseeing Project Overmatch that seeks to turn the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept into a reality. The changes provide Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Project Overmatch, authorities to manage acquisition and sustainment and research and development programs related to warfighting networks.

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Navy’s Project Overmatch Program Office Takes Charge of Multiple Networks, Information Systems

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A newly established office at the U.S. Navy has received authority over network and information systems previously owned by other naval organizations, in support of a large-scale connectivity plan. The direct report program manager for Project Overmatch now has authority over all the Navy's communications-related research, development, procurement and sustainment efforts.

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Gen. Mark Milley: Universal Data Standards Key to Joint Warfighting

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that he plans to implement foundational data standards and pitch his concept for joint warfighting that leverages networked forces. A joint system that builds on common standards across the services branches must be in place by the end of the year, he said.

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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, Joint Staff CIO, Recommends Areas to Improve JADC2

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, chief information officer (CIO) of the Joint Staff and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, recently addressed how the military’s future network-of-networks operational construct, Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), can increase innovation and agility by leveraging big data. “Everything we do from this point forward, it really is all about the data,” he said.

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USAF Gen. Charles Brown: Military Now Thinking About Standards for Joint Information Operations

Gen. Charles Brown

Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, said the Joint Chiefs of Staff is creating digital architecture standards as the Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to implement an integrated system of sensors in the battlefield. The standards in development would guide how data can rapidly move back and forth as needed, he said.

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DOD’s Frederick Moorefield on Spectrum IT Modernization, Joint All-Domain C2, Spectrum Sharing

Frederick Moorefield

Frederick Moorefield, a deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), told FCW in an interview published Thursday that spectrum information technology modernization would be one of the first priorities of the newly created Command, Control, Communications Leadership Board at DOD.

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Navy Department’s Tom Sasala: System Interoperability Key to Joint C2 Platform Operations

Tom Sasala

Tom Sasala, chief data officer of the Department of the Navy, said the Department of Defense (DOD) must incentivize industry efforts to drive system interoperability for the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) infrastructure. Sasala said at a recent industry event that service branch leaders are working to identify JADC2 systems that must be prioritized for interoperability.

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Unmanned Vessel Program to Strictly Use Tested Tech Only

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said he wants the service to equip new unmanned vessels only with proven technologies, to avoid issues in development. Gilday said this approach aims to avoid problems the Navy experienced with littoral combat ships due to using untested equipment. The service branch will identify its technology priorities for the new vessels under the Unmanned Campaign Plan. 

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NSCAI Recommends AI Infrastructure Adoption by 2025 to Support C2 Programs

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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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