Joint Functional Command for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR operations continue to perform a vital role in the war on terror and promise to remain integral to current and future wars. That our military can execute the ISR mission has never been in question the challenge is the efficiency, flexibility, and agility of that execution. The U.S. Strategic Command USSTRATCOM Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance JFCC-ISR is engaged in that challenge. On January 10, 2003, President George W. Bush endorsed the reality that ISR touches every mission area from combating weapons of mass destruction to integrated missile defense to small unit operations. On that date, he signed Unified Command Plan 02, Change 2, which gave USSTRATCOM the responsibility for Department of Defense DoD ISR. This responsibility has transferred without change in subsequent plans, making the commander of USSTRATCOM responsible for the execution of the global ISR mission, which he chose to do through the creation of the JFCC-ISR. To meet those responsibilities, JFCC-ISR develops strategies and plans integrates DoD, national, and international partner capabilities and executes DoD ISR operations to satisfy combatant command and national operational and intelligence requirements. A great benefit of the DIA location is the across the hall proximity to the Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center DJIOC. The two organizations are in the process of integrating their operations centers. The JFCC-ISR launched two ambitious initiatives to redefine ISR allocation and management. The first is a new ISR Global Force Management model that uses a mission-based approach to allocating ISR assets as opposed to a calendar-based one. The second effort is the ISR transition Team. On January 1, 2007, the Team launched an initiative to develop well-understood, practical, and executable best practices for operationally phased ISR support to the combatant commands.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Intelligence
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