Experimentation in Support of DoD's Homeland Defense and Civil Support Joint Operating Concept (CSL Issue Paper, Volume 12-08, October 2008)
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
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On 23 and 24 September 2008, the Center for Strategic Leadership hosted a Limited Objective Experiment LOE in support of the validation and refinement of the Department of Defenses DoD Homeland Defense and Civil Support Joint Operating Concept HD-CS JOC. The event was the fourth in a series that envisions a total of 12 such experiments, all designed to help describe how Joint Force Commanders will conduct and support operations in this regime eight to twenty years in the future. Previous LOEs were hosted and facilitated by the National Defense University and the Naval Postgraduate Schools Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The last two experiments have been hosted and conducted by CSL at Collins Hall. Each of the four experiments has had a specific focus surrounding the development of the future JOC. The first LOE, conducted in June 2007, was centered on Unity of Effort in the federal interagency community, addressing particularly the need for a national level plan to integrate and coordinate efforts among those agencies. LOE 2 was conducted in Monterey, California, and focused on the Lines of Effort currently associated with the JOC-Detect, Deter, Prevent, Defeat and Support. That forum was asked to validate whether or not those lines of effort fulfill the foreseen requirements for the Joint Force Commander in homeland defense and civil support. Immediate feedback from that LOE, particularly from representatives outside of DoD, indicated that was not the case with regard to the Departments requirement for Civil Support. Accordingly, a separate excursion of select representatives from across the interagency was convened in Colorado Springs to take a closer look in determining the lines of effort required toward that end.
- Civil Defense