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How do the warfighting domains interact in JADO?

CSAF Priority

What are the critical inter-dependencies that must be defended and exploited between the domains?

What are the command relationship implications of JADO?

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What are the essential information requirements for JADO?

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How does JADC2 overcome the problem of multiple incompatible networks that are used in contemporary C2?

  • ​Anthony, Capt. Ian A., "Network Enabled Weaponry and the Information Systems Needed to Support Them," SOS AUAR paper, 2020, 8 pgs
  • Buelow, Maj. Brandon, "Can You Hear Me Now? Enabling Command, Control and the Joint Targeting cycle in a Degraded or Denied Communications Environment," AWC elective paper, 2019, 12 pgs.
  • Cook, Col. Brendan RCAF, (CAC & NIPR access required) "Augmented Reality: Collaborative and Analytical Tools for ISR Operations," ILS RTF paper, 2019, 25 pgs.
  • Estes, Capt. Brett, "Optimizing Joint IPOE for Future Conflicts," SOS AUAR, 2020, 9 pgs.
  • Fischer, Capt. Michael, "Bridging the Gap: The Need to Connect Tactical Datalink to Mobile Ad Hock Network (MANET) Ground Radios to Enhance Situational Awareness for Special Operations," SOS AUAR, 2020, 4 pgs.
  • Harms, Lt. Col. Brent, (CAC & NIPR access required) "Data Fusion as Software Solution for 2018 OIR Lessons Learned and JADC2," AWC PSP, 2020, 35 pgs.
  • Howie, Capt. Natalie, (CAC & NIPR access required) "Intelligence Support to Joint All Domain Command and Control Network Vulnerabilities," SOS AUAR Paper, 2020, 8 pgs.
  • Hudson, James F., "Recommendations to Achieve DOD Mission Assurance in a Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Environment," AWC PSP, 2020, 26 pgs.
  • Jordan, Lt. Col. Mickey, "Leveraging Chaos: Intelligent Networks for the JADC2 Fight," AWC PSP, 2020, 30 pgs.
  • Matissek, Capt. Kyle, "A Conflict with a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Savvy Near-Peer Demands Secure, Resilient, and Efficient Communication Devices," SOS AUAR, 2020, 5 pgs.
  • Phillips, Maj. Heath, et al, "Fighting Today's Peer/Near-Peer Fight with Today's Technology," ACSC paper, 2020, 16 pgs.
  • Reid, Capt. Wes, "Remote Operation Coordination Kit," SOS AUAR paper, 2019, 2 pgs.
  • Salvador, Major John A., (CAC & NIPR access required) "Radio Frequency Photonics: Enabler of Electromagnetic Spectrum Dominance" ACSC - ACTS 2.0 RTF paper, 2020, 17 pgs.
  • Tucholski, Maj. Heidi PhD, (CAC & NIPR access required) "Closing the knowledge gaps on future command and control : three implications the Air Force must consider today" (ACSC - ACTS 2.0 RTF paper, 2020, 15 pgs.
  • Ventullo, Capt. Chris, (CAC & NIPR access required) "JADC2 vs. ABMS," SOS AUAR Paper, 2020, 7 pgs.
  • Vincent, Maj Robert, USAF "Operation Inherent Resolve: Innovating Informational Solutions During Superiority" Airpower Vistas RTF ACSC Paper, 2020, 23 pgs.

What does JADC2 mean for coalition and interagency partners?

CSAF Priority

How can the Joint Force address the classification challenges of operations across domains with interagency partners and coalition partners?

As advances in computing are implemented in JADO, what are the ethical implications of increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning?

CSAF Priority

How do we integrate the Space Force into JADO?

CSAF Priority

How does the Air Force transfer people, mission sets, R&D, and equipment to the Space Force?

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How does the Space Force develop a "warfighting" mindset?

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JADO - Centralization vs Decentralization.

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What impact will JADO have for decentralized execution/tactical initiative? How does the USAF move from centralized command and decentralized execution?

What do mission type orders look like in JADO?

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  • Ashton, Maj. Matthew, "Adopting the BCL as a Fire Support Coordination across the Joint Force," AWC elective paper, 2019, 13 pgs.
  • Diamond, Maj. Mary, "Air Force Logistics Mission Command for Great Power Competition," AF Fellows Paper, 2020, 43 pgs.
  • Ervin, Lt. Col. Darius D., (CAC & NIPR access required) "Mission Command and the Intelligence Commander--In Chaos Lies Opportunity: A Model for Creating Belief, Capability and Driving Intelligence Operations," AWC PSP, 2020, 59 pgs.
  • Fitle, Kyle, (CAC & NIPR access required) "JADC2 in distributed operations" SOS AUAR, 2020.
  • Gustafson, Maj. Trevor A., "Flexible Employment of Multi-Role Assets," ACSC thesis, 2020, 29 pgs. Prize Winner: Order of the Daedalians Trophy for Advanced Thought in Airpower
  • Hansen, Col. R.D.E., "The Shift of Focus: Operating in a Maritime Domain," AWC elective paper, 2020, 12 pgs.
  • Johnson, Maj. Blake, "The Reality of US Treaties and Policies on Joint Fires and Weaponeering in the Return to Great Power Competition," AWC elective paper, 2020, 12 pgs.
  • O'Gwin, Lt. Col. Christopher W., "Any Challenge, Any Time, Any Place: Special Operations Forces and Full-Spectrum Competition," AWC PSP, 2020, 31 pgs.
  • Sward, Lt. Col. Michael D., "Decision Advantage through Automated Sensor Management," AWC PSP, 2020, 27 pgs.
  • Wentzel, James B., (CAC & NIPR access required) "Multi-Domain Deterrence: Asymmetric Advantages within a Complex World," ACSC thesis, 2019, 70 pgs.
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