For the JRAC
, see office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and logistics (OUSD) (AT&L), briefing, subject: overview to NDIA [national Defense Industrial Association] central Florida chapter Defense Forum, 21 March 2007.
Presently, the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) works to resolve counter-improvised explosive device (IED) JUONs, and the JRAC addresses those non-counter-IED JUONs that are identified as immediate warfighter needs.
The JRAC ensures that the joint and immediate needs of the combatant commands are expeditiously reviewed, validated, funded, fielded, and sustained.
The goal of the JRAC is to respond to immediate joint warfighter needs within 120 days, although some materiel solutions may extend up to two years.
Since inception, the JRAC has used congressionally appropriated Iraq Freedom Fund (IFF) money to pay for immediate warfighter needs.
As joint rapid acquisition guidance evolves and matures, we must be mindful that we do not create a process that is more bureaucratic than the one the JRAC was designed to overcome.
The advisory group supplements the JRAC Core with additional subject matter expertise and meets depending upon the nature of the JUON and the COCOM involved.
During its initial days of operation, the JRAC conducted an extensive review of all existing federal and DoD acquisition and contracting regulations to determine if there were any significant legal or regulatory impediments to rapid acquisition.
The secretary of defense designated the JRAC to be the administrator of the RAA.
This concerted effort has led to numerous JRAC success stories, among them assisting in the rapid development, procurement, and deployment of the counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar intercept capability to enable base camps to successfully engage and destroy incoming rockets, mortar, and artillery rounds.
In June of this year, the JRAC hosted a Joint Rapid Acquisition Workshop in Tampa, Fla.
In the future, the Castle ALZ at Fort Picket t could become a useful test location for JRAC