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David Goldfein Talks Joint C2 System Dev’t, Space Force Goals

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David Goldfein
David Goldfein

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said that he is prioritizing efforts to establish an all-domain system driven by advanced software and machine learning.

The Air Force said Monday that the proposed Joint All Domain Command and Control system will incorporate weapons and sensors designed to operate across the land, air, sea, space and cyber domains. Previously, the Air Force partnered with the Army and Navy for a joint exercise to use JADC2 procedures to execute a simulated cruise missile attack.

“First and foremost, we have to connect the joint team,” Goldfein told attendees at a Center for a New American Security event. “We have to have access to common data so we can operate at speeds that will bring all our capabilities against an adversary.”

Speaking about the establishment of the U.S. Space Force, Goldfein said that Congress must earmark sufficient funding for the new service branch to be successful.

“You’ve got to dominate space. You will see some significant investment in space capabilities. It won’t be just enough to be in the ring and take some punches. At some point, you have to be able to punch back.”