The Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) framework is intended to support a new way of warfare by exploiting the vast amounts of information available to warfighters on the future battlefield. This will allow elements of the Joint Force to sense, decide, and act faster and with greater precision. JADC2 is not a single system or network but rather a means of integrating existing and planned command and control (C2) capabilities. But without an integrating process and capability, there will be no “J” in JADC2. Leaders in the Pentagon, as well as outside observers, are coming to the realization that without greater oversight and control over the creation of JADC2, the U.S. military could be left with a set of Service-specific, stovepiped C2 systems. Senior DoD officials are raising concerns about the Department’s ability to pull together its disparate cloud environment. At a minimum, JADC2 needs an integrating cloud, one that can move data between subordinate networks and servers and provide it to any qualified user at any time. I have written more about this here.
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