JCIET has about 100 personnel, including 30 active-duty troops from all services and about 70 contractors, explained Maj.
JCIET'S role is that of "an honest broker," Banta explained.
After the Marines filed their reports, they were to be reviewed and analyzed by JCIET staff, a process that takes weeks, Fowler said.
Each platform participating in JCIET tracks and identifies friendly and enemy aircraft, as well as incoming cruise missiles.
During the past decade, eight large-scale JCIET events were held to assess how well combat ID and air picture information are shared among the services.
There are two parts to achieving a SIAP, explained Bruce Behrens, a JCIET analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses.
CEC advocates, meanwhile, claim that CEC fixes the problem by creating a single track that makes it easier for commanders to pinpoint the target and figure out how to defeat it A JCIET official said that the ships equipped with CEC potentially end up with two different pictures: the Link 16 picture and the CEC picture.