NEWS | June 15, 2021

Second Summit Develops Joint All Domain C2 Implementation Plan

By Rachel Kibbe Williams U.S. Strategic Command Public Affairs

The Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) summit was held at U.S. Strategic Command in Bellevue, Nebraska, and saw the gathering of leaders from multiple agencies, including DoD, NSA, NATO, and DHS to discuss and develop the new JADC2 Implementation Plan.

JADC2 data summits are a key part of the JADC2 cross functional team’s campaign of learning to be more agile and responsive in requirements management and capability delivery. 

Brig. Gen. Charles “Rob” Parker, J6 Deputy, said, “Our objective for this summit was to discuss Combatant Commands, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, and Chief Data Officer data initiatives and how best to implement or sustain these.  We are partnered closely with OSD and JAIC to ensure warfighter requirements inform the AI policies currently being drafted.”

The first JADC2 summit was held in January 2021 in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, and brought the JADC2 community together so they could develop strategy and standards to initiate the transition from concept to reality.

The JADC2 Strategy, developed through the discussions during the first summit, was signed by the Secretary of Defense on May 13.

U.S. Strategic Command Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere said, “The warfighting combatant commands absolutely support and endorse JADC2 as the next generation of multi-domain C2 systems that are robust, resilient and effective against the global threats we face today and in the future.”

The next JADC2 summit is scheduled to focus on developing the JADC2 Implementation Plan and troubleshooting coalition operations and data management challenges.