Value to Our Mission Partners
The JPES program represents a portfolio of capabilities that supports both the deliberate planning and crisis action planning processes. Key elements of JPES include the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES), JPES Framework (JFW), and the JPES Solution (JPESS) as well as the Joint Capabilities Requirements Manager (JCRM) and Preferred Force Generation (PFG).
JOPES is the joint system that enables force planning, deployment planning, and the execution of joint deployment and redeployment in support of military operations. The JPES program sustains and maintains JOPES. The major development effort of the JPES program is focused on two capabilities that will modernize the current JOPES system. These are the JFW and JPES Solution. JFW is a suite of software “infrastructure” components and services to support management of, storage of, and access control to command & control (C2) data as web services enabled data objects as well as data distribution, synchronization, data business rule enforcement, and workflow management in support of JPES capabilities. The JPES Solution is the user interface component of the net-centric, service-oriented architecture environment that will support force planning, deployment planning, and the execution of joint operations.
As a portfolio, JPES also sustains and maintains JCRM and PFG. JCRM is a web-based Global Force Management (GFM) tool that increases the efficiency of the GFM process by providing senior DOD decision makers with a consolidated database of joint forces, capabilities, and the ability to identify force or capability requirements in support of military operations. PFG is the joint system used to model the best potential unit to fulfill a force requirement.
JPES capabilities consist of support operations, service desk, software license renewals, software error correction, information assurance vulnerability alert (IAVA) compliance in the classified environment, training, and Continuity of Operations (COOP) nodes.
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE CAPABILITIES
- Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) Information Technology (IT) Sustainment: JOPES is an integrated joint command and control IT system used to support military operations to include planning, execution, and monitoring activities. JOPES incorporates policies, procedures, personnel, and facilities by interfacing with Automated Data Processing (ADP) systems, reporting systems, and underlying Global Command and Control System – Joint (GCCS-J) ADP support to provide senior-level decision makers and their staffs with enhanced capability to plan and conduct joint military operations. JOPES procedures and ADP systems are the mechanisms for submitting movement requirements to the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) for Joint operations and exercises. For creating, updating, and controlling access to the Time-Phased Force and Deployment Data (TPFDD). JOPES includes several sub-systems and tools such as JOPES Editing Tool (JET), Rapid Query Tool (RQT), TPFDD Management Tool (TMT), Web Scheduling and Movement (WebSM) and JOPES Permissions (JPERMS) applications. This networked system ensures that all participants involved in all aspects of joint military operation planning and execution use the same vocabulary, procedures, and joint ADP support, thus facilitating the transition from training to planning to effective military operations.
- Joint Capabilities Requirements Manager (JCRM): JCRM is a web-based software application that enables the Global Force Management (GFM) allocation process using a net-centric compliant architecture leveraging multiple authoritative data sources (ADS) across the DOD. It is the single software application for submitting and managing all force requirements (Emergent, Rotational, Exercise, Individual Augmentation, and Deliberate Planning). GFM aligns force apportionment, assignment, and allocation in support of the National Defense Strategy (NDS), joint force availability requirements, and joint force assessments. It provides comprehensive insights into the global availability of U.S. military forces/capabilities and provides senior decision makers a process to quickly and accurately assess the impact and risk of proposed changes in forces/capability assignment, apportionment, and allocation.
- Preferred Force Generation (PFG): PFG provides an expedited method to model sourcing solutions for force requirements represented in a course of action scenario. PFG is used by a command to rapidly convert “type-based” force data into actual units in order to continue planning and analysis with more complete force information.
- JPES Framework (JFW): The JFW is composed of software “infrastructure” components that provide management, storage, and access to authoritative planning data. Data objects will be exposed through secure Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)-based web services and synchronized with other planning databases in geographically distributed nodes. JFW will also include a separate business rules engine as well as a workflow manager in support of Adaptive Planning & Execution (APEX) processes. A few of the core capabilities of JFW are:
- JPES Permission Manager (JPM): Manages permissions for JOPES planning data and JPES data objects.
- Data Virtualization Layer (DVL): Provides a high-performance, in-memory federation of existing Authoritative Data Sources (ADS) exposed through secure SOAP-based web services. JPES applications will be able to connect to the DVL to read from and write to disparate ADS.
- JPES Policy Decision Point (PDP): Provides Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) through the use of a PDP which leverages Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) Policy Store and Local Attribute Store to make, permit, or deny access decisions on JPES resources.
- JPES Solution: JPES Solution is a browser-based user interface that provides the Joint Planning and Execution Community (JPEC) the ability to create, view, edit, and manage deployment data. JPES Solution utilizes web services to retrieve and/or send data to JFW that provides the back-end data store, attribute-based access control, and services layer that replaces the infrastructure of the existing JOPES operational system. JPES Solution maintains a non-SQL database of JFW data solely for the purpose of rapidly providing standard and ad hoc reports.
- JPES Collaboration (J-Collab): JPEC has accomplished its coordination and collaboration for all of its activities through a tool called Newsgroups. Newsgroups are over 20 years old and in need of a technology update. The J-Collab prototype has the potential to provide this collaboration functionality in the post-GCCS-J era. J-Collab will use innate capabilities within DISA’s implementation of SharePoint, which is known as the DOD Enterprise Portal Service (DEPS), to provide newsgroups functionality. The basic functional requirements for newsgroups have not changed, but enhanced functionality is planned. Significant technical enhancements include a true enterprise solution, browser agnostic, common access card
(CAC) authentication, managed access, multiple privilege levels available, and ability to use Outlook as their user interface.