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Department of Defense Joint Technical Architecture, Version 6.0. Volume 1

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Technical guide

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For U.S. Forces to counter current and future threats successfully, they must operate worldwide with speed, agility, and flexibility. Key to achieving this required level of responsiveness is providing the quality, shared situation awareness, and understanding necessary to make sound judgments. This goal requires widespread access to secure, accurate, and timely information and the capability to share this information securely among U.S., coalition and allied forces, as well as with nonmilitary and nongovernmental organizations. Achieving this information end-state will result in U.S. forces attaining Information Superiority IS over potential adversaries. IS, as stipulated in Joint Vision 2020, will be achieved by robustly networking the Force in a manner that allows information to be readily shared among people, sensors, and weapon platforms throughout the battle space, as well as between the communities of interest representing enterprise business activities. The Global Information Grid GIG -- a seamless, common-user, information infrastructure -- will be the foundation for IS by providing the enterprise-wide information services for the DoDs Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance C4ISR and e-Business systems. Volume I consists of two main parts 1 core standards characterized as those applicable to all DoD systems, and 2 domain-specific standards. The current version of the JTA includes domains for C4ISR, Combat Support, Modeling and Simulation, and Weapon Systems. Where subsets of an application domain have special requirements, the JTA includes subdomains containing standards and guidelines applicable to systems within that subdomain. The subdomains include C4ISR Cryptology and Space Reconnaissance Combat Support Automatic Test Systems, Defense Transportation, Human Resources, and Medical Services and Weapon Systems Aviation, Ground Vehicles, Missile Systems, Munitions, and Soldier Systems.

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  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

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