Make JFCC-ISR Great Again
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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The global allocation process for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance ISR assets is burdensome, antiquated and slow. It takes approximately one year for combatant commanders to determine what their intelligence requirements are, force providers to compile what ISR forces and assets can be offered to meet those requirements, and the administrative process to meld that information to present to the Secretary of Defense for approval. If world events change the Combatant Commanders requirements, the process is halted, corrections aremade, and the subsequent updates are incorporated into the annual planning process. With current and emergent threats to US interests globally, Combatant Commanders CCDRs rely heavily on space-based and air breathing platforms to better understand the battlefield and to develop plans to execute operations against our adversaries. This is due to space-based or air breathing ISR assets being able to provide near real time collection, focused on a combatant commanders intelligence requirement, with specialists trained to collect and process the data gathered from these platforms. This is doctrinally how the Department of Defense accomplishes the Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment for Combatant Commanders.1 Demand for these assets always exceeds capacity. If new tools were developed to assist decision makers and the Global Force Management Allocation Plan GFMAP process was reengineered to better support the CCDRs priorities without negatively affecting the force provider, the collection asset, and supporting personnel in the process, it could become aninvaluable resource for the Intelligence Community IC instead of a burdensome, bureaucratic yearlong process.
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