Data is increasingly the backbone of decision making, which is why the Defense Department is putting so much effort into ensuring a secure, unhindered flow of data between warfighters and leadership with programs like Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
JADC2 is "at the heart" of the first-ever data strategy DoD published in October, according to the Pentagon official who led the strategy's development.
Technology has progressed to the point that the biggest obstacle still preventing JADC2 from becoming a reality is culture. It’s how the services and components interact, how they share – or don’t share – their data.
The Air Force's top acquisition official said Tuesday the Advanced Battle Management System is ready to move into a “steady-state demonstration-deployment phase.”
The strategy, which is about 80% complete, will describe between nine and 11 distinct lines of effort to connect the military's sensors and 'shooters' into a cohesive network.
The combatant command is trying to bring in more data to make a workable grid for the new command and control platform.