JDAT conducts field analysis of C2 information systems and procedures producing decision-quality data to improve Joint C2 integration and interoperability.
JDAT division chief
Navy Capt. Thomas Thompson Capt. Tom Thompson is the United States Joint Deployable Analysis Team division chief. Bio
In June 2011, the United States Joint Forces Command's Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team transitioned to the Joint Deployable Analysis Team.
On Feb. 24, 2005, the capabilities of two organizations, the Joint Combat Identification Evaluation Team, or JCIET, and the Joint Close Air Support Joint Test Team, or JCAS JTT, were combined to form a new organization with a new direction and a new mission: the Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team.
The All Service Combat Identification Team, or ASCIET, the forerunner of JCIET, was established in 1994 as an outgrowth of the Joint Air Defense Operations/Joint Engagement Zone (JADO/JEZ) Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) Joint Test Force under the direction of the Joint Staff strategic plans and programs. Defense Reform Initiative Directive 29 directed that ASCIET transition to U.S. Atlantic Command no later than October 1999. ASCIET became a joint activity under combatant command of Commander U.S. Joint Forces Command, later redesignated U.S. Joint Force Command October 1999, and was subsequently redesignated as JCIET October 2000.
The JCAS JT&E Test Force was established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in August 1997. In July 2002, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council extended the team through September 2004, assigned operational oversight to the JCAS Executive Steering Committee, and directed the Office of the Secretary of Defense to provide continued administrative support and technical oversight. In October 2002, USJFCOM strategic plans and programs redesignated the JCAS JT&E Test Force as the JCAS Joint Test Team. In October 2004, the Joint Requirements Oversight Council formally transferred the JCAS Joint Test Team mission to USJFCOM and endorsed the formation of JFIIT by merging JCIET and JCAS Joint Test Team.
Joint Deployable Analysis Team
The Joint Deployable Analysis Team (JDAT) is a subordinate division of the Deputy Director for Command and Control Integration (DD C2I), Joint Staff (JS) Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (J-6). Transitioned from United States Joint Forces Command's Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team (JFIIT) in June 2011, JDAT conducts field analysis of Command and Control (C2) information systems and procedures, producing decision-quality data to improve C2 integration and interoperability.
JDAT provides a deployable capability for analyzing current/emergent C2 information systems, supporting architectures, and procedures spanning the C2, fires, and intelligence Joint functions to:
· Objectively measure performance to establish and validate capabilities and limitations
· Identify shortfalls and associated root causes
· Recommend improvements and potential solutions.
Located on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, JDAT's team of military, Department of Defense (DOD) civilian, and support contractor personnel assist the warfighter by recommending solutions to integration and interoperability issues. To support decision making, JDAT applies in-depth, objective, and rigorous analysis to develop fact-based recommendations for identified issues. JDAT's core strengths include:
· Operational expertise: Uniformed members from all Services provide subject matter expertise on current operational procedures, while civilians and contractors provide a depth and breadth of experience and knowledge on systems, supporting architectures, and Joint and Service doctrine.
· Analytical capabilities: Civilian and contractor analysts use a proven architecture-driven methodology combined with their extensive experience in operations research and systems analysis techniques.
· Technical skills: A unique military, civilian, and contractor Technical Solutions Branch provides expertise and specialized data collection tools including networks, tactical communications and mobile range instrumentation, visualization and data capture software, and data transformations.
These complementary talents and capabilities enable JDAT to provide operationally relevant and technically sound recommendations to customers and stakeholders.
JDAT's analysis and assessment activities are based on capability gaps, military needs, and interoperability deficiencies identified in the DOD's strategic-level guidance and other recognized requirements forums and are prioritized by the annual JS J-6 Integrated Priorities Action Plan (IPAP).
In response to the IPAP, JDAT partners with combatant commands; JS J-7; Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E); Service Operational and Developmental Test Agencies; and other test organizations in conducting interoperability, capability development, and mission assurance assessments during Joint, Service, and coalition exercises--e.g., United States European Command's Austere Challenge, United States Southern Command's PANAMAX, Joint Staff's Bold Quest, and the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization's Joint Tactical Air Picture Demonstration.