Accession Number : ADA322304

Title :   Department of Defense Joint Technical Architecture, Version 1.0.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA322304

Report Date : 22 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The Warfighter battlespace is complex and dynamic, requiring timely and clear decisions by all levels of military command. Warfighters must be able to work together within and across Services in ways not totally defined in today's operational concepts and/or architectures. There is an unprecedented increase in the amount of data and information necessary to conduct operational planning and combat decision making. Warfighters must be able to obtain and use intelligence from theater and National assets which may be processed in forward areas or Continental United States (CONUS). Today's split base/reach back concept requires them to obtain their logistics and administrative support from both home bases and deployed locations. All of this requires that information quickly and seamiessly flow among DoD's sensors, processing and command centers and shooters to achieve dominant battlefield awareness and move inside the enemy's decision loop. The Joint Technical Architecture (JTA) provides the "building codes" which, when implemented, permit this flow of information in support of the Warfighter. The JTA identifies a common set of mandatory information technology standards and guidelines to be used in all new and upgraded C4I acquisitions across DoD. The JTA standards are to be used for sending and receiving information (information transfer standards such as Internet Protocol suite), for understanding the information (information content and format standards such as data elements, or image interpretation standards) and for processing that information.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *ARCHITECTURE, IMAGE PROCESSING, DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, AUTOMATION, DETECTORS, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INFORMATION TRANSFER, COMBAT SUPPORT, BATTLEFIELDS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS, STANDARDS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, TIMELINESS, DEFENSE PLANNING, AWARENESS, COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems
      Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Military Intelligence
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

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