JIACGJoint Interagency Coordination Group
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The disaster response JIACG experiment was unsuccessful; the emergency relief phase was largely over before the new JIACG could get organized.
For instance, when PACOM set up its JIACG after 9/11 (on instructions out of existing resources), the commander "scraped up" forty bodies and $2 million.
The goal of the JIACG is to understand completely the adversary's systems of systems--PMESII using all the information available to us.
Every year, James said, JIACG helps coordinate two large-scale NORTHCOM exercises.
At the joint task force or combined joint task force level, key agency representatives would be assigned to or otherwise embedded in the appropriate staff directorates, rather than having just one person in the JIACG as is currently the case.
JIACG structures and tasks, as well as the use that the combatant commanders make of them, have evolved over time.
The commander's JIACG constitutes the vital heart of interagency coordination for NORAD and USNORTHCOM.
Indeed, the list of participants in the European Command JIACG as late as July 2003 was depressingly thin.
2) The original idea for a JIACG (or as it was first named, JX) arose at the U.
The JIACG is a relatively recent concept, created out of a request by former CENTCOM Commander General Tommy Franks in 2001 to "execute and influence policy, but not to make it, and to establish new interagency links, but not to replace habitual relationships or traditional chains of command.
partner"; and (3) expand the scope and authorities of the JIACG by enabling the JIACG to coordinate combatant commands' security cooperation activities, thus facilitating "proactive conflict-prevention tasks" and empowering JIACG members "to make decisions and coordinate regional interagency security cooperation activities.
This article traces the development of the CENTCOM JIACG through two wars, using it as a case study to highlight the need for better and institutionalized interagency coordination at the operational level, and concludes with practical recommendations for using "every tool in our arsenal" to reduce the likelihood of future terrorist attacks.