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Jumper Stresses ‘Results’ at C2ISR Summit

Jumper Stresses ‘Results’ at C2ISR Summit

By Chuck Paone, Electronic Systems Center Public Affairs.

Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts -- (AFPN) April 26, 2002 -- Integration is all about focusing on and achieving warfighting objectives, said Air Force Chief of Staff General John Jumper during the command and control, information, surveillance and reconnaissance summit held April 23 to 25 in Danvers, Mass.

General John Jumper, Air Force chief of staff addresses attendees at the command and control, information, surveillance and reconnaissance summit. The summit brought together leaders from all around the Air Force for a comprehensive look at the future of C2ISR.

Photo by Linda LaBonte Britt

"It’s about results," Jumper said. "It’s about being indifferent to the source [of the information].

He said the time has come to stop concentrating on individual systems and to start focusing on the information they provide and on automating processing, so information is displayed intuitively. This means better decisions can be made more quickly, because operators won’t need to search for various data points and then assemble the information in their heads, he said.

"The sum of the wisdom is a cursor over the target," he said, stressing the Air Force needs machine-to-machine interfaces delivering decision-quality data, culled from various sensors on various systems, directly to decision makers.

The general outlined a C2ISR concept of operations based on achieving specific warfighting effects. The key is to ensure warfighters have the capabilities they need to achieve those effects, Jumper said.

He also addressed the need to streamline the so-called kill chain -- the things needed to find, fix, track, target, engage and assess the impact on a target. He emphasized the need to accelerate the process of striking time-critical targets -- those which are mobile or which pose an immediate threat if not struck quickly. He stressed that fully automated, integrated C2ISR is what’s needed to accomplish this.

Jumper said the Air Force needs to think differently if it is to eliminate the things, such as "stovepiped" systems, that inhibit integration and keep the service from focusing on achieving results.

Putting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance suites on tankers is an example of the new thinking that’s needed, he said. Just because it hasn’t been done that way before, he said, doesn’t mean the Air Force shouldn’t do it now.

Integration is the ultimate example of new thinking and the budgeting process has to change to help make it happen, Jumper said. He spoke of allotting money to managers charged with accomplishing specific tasks, such as enabling the global strike task force, and allowing them to decide what systems are needed most.

"Integration is the buzzword for this decade," Jumper said. "Many of you have heard me talk about integration many times before; all I can say to you is, you’re going to hear me talk about it again and again."

Besides Jumper, seven other four-star generals addressed the summit audience: Gen. William J. Begert, commander of Pacific Air Forces; Gen. Donald G. Cook, commander of Air Education and Training Command; Gen. Lance W. Lord, commander of Air Force Space Command; Gen. John W. Handy, commander of Air Mobility Command; Gen. Hal M. Hornburg, commander of Air Combat Command; Gen. Lester L. Lyles, commander of Air Force Materiel Command; and Gen. Gregory S. Martin, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

Six panels, which had been commissioned to prepare detailed roadmaps and recommendations in critical C2ISR areas, also presented their results. The panels work is expected to go a long way toward setting the agenda for Air Force enterprise integration.

In all, more than 800 people attended the summit.

"It was great to see the kind of turn out we had for this Summit," said Joe Bisognano, president of the Paul Revere Chapter of the Air Force Association. "It was obvious that there’s a tremendous amount of enthusiasm out there about C2ISR, and all indications are that this summit really helped capture and build on that enthusiasm."

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Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).