(28) According to AFI 63-114, "Capability must be fielded in time to impact an ongoing conflict or a crisis (nominally within 60 days of initial warfighter request)."29 SAF/AQX represents the Air Force on the JRAC
, and the RRP is the process used when the Air Force is assigned the responsibility of fulfilling a JUON.
Recommendation: To expedite the funding needed to field approved solutions to joint urgent needs, the Secretary of Defense should create an executive council to include the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), the Director of JRAC
, the Comptrollers of each of the military services, and other stakeholders as needed, and appoint a chair for the purpose of making timely funding decisions as urgent needs are validated by the Joint Staff.
The COCOM either rejects or certifies and prioritizes it, forwarding the certified JUON to the Joint Staff and JRAC simultaneously.
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.
In June 2007, the JRAC conducted its second annual Joint Rapid Acquisition Workshop in Tampa, Fla.
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's responsibility is to assist in resolving issues in response to COCOMs' certified/prioritized joint urgent operational needs (JUONs) as well as the recommendations of the chairman.
The JRAC provides the single point of contact in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for addressing the urgent needs of the joint warfighter.
Herein lies the issue confronting the Joint Rapid Airfield Construction (JRAC
) program and the reason the 618th Engineer Company deployed to Fort Pickett, Virginia, from August to September 2001.
All requests for a Secretarial determination under section 806 (c) shall be submitted to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) (USD(AT & L)) through the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC
The discussion explored new DoD policy on rapid acquisition; for example, one of the key items recently activated in the Office of the Secretary of Defense--a Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC