According to Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Jr., the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the creation of the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is not simply an expansion of IT practices in the warfighting arena, but a necessary prerequisite for success.
Lt. Gen. Hawkins, Jr., recently shared these insights during his keynote address at the AFCEA JIE Symposium for Mission Partners, held at the Baltimore Convention Center in May.
“We cannot fight the next fight in stovepipe fashion,” he told the standing-room-only audience. “We do not want to build out an environment based on the last war, or on what any one service or agency wants to do.”
Hawkins said implementing JIE helps in several dimensions. For instance, it is intended to provide a common operational picture to those in combat, from the private on the battlefield to the general directing all the troops to the pilots providing air support.
These are some key insights from a recent Federal Technology Insider post, which provides in-depth commentary on the power of the JIE. Click here to read the full post.