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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall: Joint Staff to Assess JADC2 Gaps

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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall
Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall Director Joint Staff C2 or J6

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, who leads the the Joint Staff's command and control group or J6, said the military intends to analyze requirements of a planned multi-domain C2 approach, Breaking Defense reported Monday.

As the military plans to implement an integration of sensors and weapon systems through the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) approach, J6 wants to identify JADC2's possible gaps and release results by February 2021. 

Crall said the analysis will begin this month and he expects to produce a JADC2 posture review based on the results. The gap analysis will inform J6's funding strategy for JADC2, he noted.

The Department of Defense (DoD) envisions JADC2 as an integration between sensors, communications and weapon systems. This approach is designed to accelerate and improve commanders' decision making in joint battlefield environments.

Lt. Gen. Crall said this approach will require automation across all systems involved to ensure information can move to where it is needed.

“It is about taking advantage of that sensor-rich environment — looking at things like data standards; making sure that we can move this information into an area that, again, we can process it properly; bringing on cloud; bringing on artificial intelligence, predictive analytics; and then undergirding this with a network that can handle this, all domains and partners," he said.

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