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Maj. Gen. Christopher Bentley Named Next JIDO Director

Maj. Gen. Christopher Bentley, senior adviser to the Ministry of Defense for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, will succeed Lt. Gen. Michael Shields as director of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization. The Defense Department said Friday the U.S. Army chief of staff announced the assignment of Bentley, who …

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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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DoD IG Conducts Research on Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency Program Deployment Strategy

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has conducted a study on the Joint Improvised‑Threat Defeat Agency‘s management of rapid deployment of strategies on the battlefield. An IG audit report published Tuesday says JIDA has not finalized 8 out of 95 counter-improvised explosive device systems valued at $112.5 million due to a lack of collected data available for …

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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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