Tags Advanced Battlefield Management System (ABMS)

Air Force to share ‘war plan’ with cleared contractors in search for ABMS solutions

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The Air Force is ramping up its engagement with industry for its Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) initiative.

JADC2 will benefit from lack of requirements, officials say

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Officials believe that too many requirements will bog down efforts to modernize how the Pentagon will fight and connect systems in the future.

OSD moving to corral the military services for JADC2

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At stake are billions of dollars in planned investments and the lives of troops who will rely on the underlying technology — and its interoperability — to fight and prevail in high-end combat.

Air Force to install new manager to oversee next-gen command and control

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The Air Force will soon install a new leader to oversee all of its complex command, control and communications initiatives and ultimately empower the military branch to better support the Pentagon’s ambitious vision for a more connected way of conducting warfare, according to Secretary Frank Kendall.  Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) is the Defense Department’s novel concept to connect sensors, shooters, and associated technologies to provide battlefield commanders with…

Army undersecretary sees interoperability, not tech transition, as ultimate metric of JADC2 success

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For the Army’s main contribution to the Pentagon’s new concept for fighting wars, demonstrating technology interoperability is more important than transitioning new systems into programs of record, the service’s No. 2 said. Project Convergence is the Army’s contribution to Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), the Defense Department’s way ahead for conducting operations in which sensors, shooters and networks will be better connected to allow warfighters to make smarter and…

JADC2 about much more than interconnected systems, Joint Staff's No. 2 IT official says

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — If the Pentagon’s new vision for fighting, which seeks to better connect sensors and shooters on the battlefield, is merely about the systems, it will fail, according to a top Pentagon IT official. Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) is the Department of Defense’s way ahead for conducting operations in which sensor information is connected allowing warfighters to make better and faster decisions while linking the services…

Air Force develops new model for battle management to underpin requirements for ABMS

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The Air Force has developed a model for how battle management should be conducted in the future — an initiative that officials see as a requirement for the service’s forthcoming Advanced Battle Management System architecture. ABMS is the Air Force’s contribution to the Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept, which seeks to connect sensors and shooters, and provide battlefield commanders with the right information to make faster —…

Senior Air Force official voices caution about increasing OSD’s involvement in JADC2

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Pentagon officials and others have warned that the military services aren’t aligned on the concept of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and need more guidance. But having the Office of the Secretary of Defense take on more responsibility for shepherding the initiative wouldn’t necessarily be the right move, according to a senior Air Force official. The Departments of the Air Force, Army and Navy each have separate initiatives that…

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

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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:…