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.
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.
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.