DOD Secretary Lloyd Austin OKs Joint All Domain C2 Strategy; Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall Quoted

Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, cleared in May the strategy document for DOD’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept that aims to facilitate data sharing among services through a warfighting communications network that will use artificial intelligence, 5G and other emerging technology.

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, chief information officer at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed the May 13 approval of the JADC2 strategy.

“So in the simplest terms, what the JADC2 strategy does is it does bring order to our efforts in the command and control arena to sense, make sense, and act all at the speed of relevance,” Crall, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said Friday at a press briefing.

Crall mentioned some of the key elements of JADC2, including the push for data-centricity and adoption of identity, credentials and access management platforms.

He noted that JADC2 relies on an enterprise cloud-based computing system, a zero trust environment, software development, platforms that function on the tactical edge and network enhancements, according to a report by DOD News.

Crall said the services plan to implement open source platforms for JADC2. He also highlighted the importance of integrating allies and partners in advancing the concept.

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