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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall Offers Update on Joint All-Domain C2 Strategy

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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall
Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall C4 Director and CIO Joint Staff

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, director for command, control, communications and computers on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Staff, said the strategy for the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) initiative is approximately 80 percent complete and is expected to lay out nine to 11 lines of effort to help come up with a lexicon for multidomain combat systems and doctrines, Federal News Network reported Monday. 

Crall said the strategy will formulate objectives for JADC2 around three areas, including collecting data from every platform on the battlefield and accelerating the transmission of data to warfighters for use in decision-making. 

He said the Department of Defense does not want to rely excessively on proprietary technology platforms for JADC2 and is not interested in vendor lock-in arrangement. 

“We’re looking at things that really are open, easy to see, easy to adjust, easy to manipulate, and truthfully work well with other things,” Crall said. 

“And industry has asked us, ‘Would DoD please lead and tell us what those standards, attributes, interfaces and architectures are?’ And that’s precisely what we’re building in the annexes that go with the strategy document for JADC2. So that will soon be revealed — exactly what these inputs and outputs look like from a mission engineering perspective,” he added.

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