JNWC Joint Assessment Program and Strategy
Amanda Humphrey, DAF, JNWC
Location: Ballroom B
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m.
In today’s complex strategic environment, the Department of Defense (DoD) and interagency partner positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capabilities are more critical than ever before. This makes them prime targets for adversaries who will attempt to attack current or, counter any new, DoD PNT capabilities. As part of the response to these challenges, the Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC) is establishing an annual Joint PNT Field Assessment to examine emerging technologies and capabilities that are vital to the development of diverse PNT technology options and continuous technology improvement.
The JNWC's mission is to enable positioning, navigation and timing superiority for the Department of Defense, interagency and coalition partners. Over the past few years, JNWC has supported many critical events for the services, COCOMs and interagency partners enabling the rapid deployment of crucial capabilities to the battlefield. The JNWC Joint Assessment program is designed to facilitate a JNWC-led independent assessment of capabilities and operational impacts and expand the body of navigation warfare (NAVWAR) knowledge and resources available for the Joint Force. It is envisioned to include partners from industry, academia, the interagency and Defense.
The assessments will focus on key mission areas such as resilient PNT, alternate PNT, timing, and modernized signals, among others, in an open-air testing environment representative of current and future denied/degraded environments. In this presentation, JNWC will introduce the concept for the Joint Assessment program and outline the program of its first event scheduled in FY22.