The Future of Partnerships — Joint Information Environment

As the department evolves the Joint Information Environment, the lines between components will blur. The matrixed organization evolving the JIE illustrates the department’s technological way ahead. The current organization includes the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO), DoD CIO, Joint Staff J6, CYBERCOM, military services, intelligence community and National Guard.

The JCS chairman and each of the service chiefs have endorsed JIE as a military imperative. The Deputy Management Action Group, a part of DCMO that considers department-wide management and business issues, has endorsed the JIE’s viability to efficiently address budget issues, the threat vector and the need to be dominant in the information operations.

The management of JIE is conducted through the JIE Executive Committee, which is tri-chaired by the DoD CIO, Joint Staff J6 and the CYBERCOM commander who also serves as the initiative’s operational sponsor.

In execution, there are three lines of operation: governance, operations and technical synchronization. We have been given responsibility for the technical aspects of JIE and leads the JIE Technical Synchronization Office (JTSO), which includes agency staff, as well as representation from the military services, intelligence community and National Guard.

Since 1960, we have provided IT services and support to our nation’s warfighters.

As a force enabler, we remain committed to ensure our nation’s forces can see with clarity, network with assurance, communicate with certainty, navigate with accuracy and strike with precision.