The Director, Joint Advanced Concepts oversees the Capability Based Analyses and Portfolio Development Analyses for Pre-Milestone A acquisition programs. DJAC facilitates the integration of the requirements, acquisition, and resource allocation processes, supported by strong systems engineering and domain expertise, to bridge the areas of responsibility among OSD, Joint Staff, Services, Agencies, and the COCOMs. DJAC leads and builds collaborative partnerships among DoD, Industry, and Allies to facilitate early requirements discussions and interoperability capability analyses. In summary, DJAC role allows joint and better informed engagement earlier in the acquisition cycle leading to robust portfolio and capability planning.
JAC's Four Mission Areas
- Capability Development
Analyzing and developing concepts and policies for improving military warfighting capabilities through requirements analysis and studies to ensure development of joint, integrated, interoperable, system-of-system combat capability for the Warfighter.
- Industry Outreach
Designing and developing defense industry Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) for mutual benefit of industry and DoD. Allowing scenario information sharing, cooperative analysis reviews, and joint alignment of Industry Research and Development activities to strengthen early investment decisions.
- Early Shaping
Designing and developing concepts and policies for synchronizing and improving DoD acquisition processes supporting strategic investment decisions to improve early shaping of acquisition programs to deliver joint capabilities through systems of systems development.
Studying and developing concepts for improving capabilities and increasing process efficiencies to ensure required information available to support DoD decision makers