JTAMDOJoint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization
JTAMDOJoint Theater Air and Missile Defense Office
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JTAMDO is moving forward with an integrated missile-defense concept of operations, now in the coordination stage, to attempt to address some of these concerns.
Unfortunately, numerous offices on several staffs contribute to the attack-operations/time-sensitive-targeting picture, which may create difficulties in coordinating a unified message to present to JTAMDO and MDA in programming and doctrine deliberations.
Before 2002, JTAMDO was known as the Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization.
But Barry Fridling, deputy and technical director of JTAMDO, points out that terrorists can use more than airliners for an attack.
JTAMDO has been the lead Defense Department agency during the past five years for joint air defense concepts and cruise missile defense.
Mike Mathis, director of JTAMDO. "We are in a war against terrorism and our part in that war is to help build the best air security system possible."
To help develop and mature inter-agency procedures and identify new technologies, JTAMDO is undertaking a three-year National Capital Region (NCR) demonstration project under Fridling's direction.
A Homeland Air Security Industry Day in September will be an important piece of the JTAMDO demonstration, says Fridling.
The JTAMDO document includes "things that CEC could do, related to joint characteristics and attributes, that we should or may consider for the next spiral," said Hicks.
JTAMDO has conducted demonstrations with Link 16, but has not tested it in an operational environment he said.