Military services 'not aligned' on JADC2 efforts, Air Force official warns


The various efforts the military services are undertaking to achieve a more connected way of warfare are disjointed and need more guidance, according to a top Air Force adviser and other observers. The Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept seeks to connect sensors and shooters, and provide battlefield commanders with the right information to make faster decisions. But each of the military departments have their own JADC2 initiatives:…

House Armed Services Committee concerned with state of Navy cyber readiness


The House Armed Services Committee is pushing the Navy to create a singular and special work role dedicated to cyberspace matters and is willing to play hardball with the service to get it to do so, according to a provision in its version of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. Not having such a specific role risks neglecting cyber and having a lack of institutional expertise both in the…

Legislation calls for new joint information ops course for US troops


The House Armed Services Committee wants the Pentagon to provide members of the U.S. military a new course to better prepare them to conduct information operations. The chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), released Monday, includes a provision directing the secretary of defense to establish such a course for planning and conducting information operations in a joint environment. This course must include: standard qualifications and…