Issa, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Bolster Integrated Military Warfighting

“When every second counts, better-integrated military units will take the fight to the enemy.”

Washington – Today, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-48) introduced H.R. 6444, legislation to implement an innovative and integrated military warfighting framework giving our military the most nimble, adaptable, and resilient options possible.

Rep. Issa’s bill, The Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Implementation Act, will allow commanders to bring to bear any U.S. military asset, regardless of service branch. This flexibility and integration cuts through technological barriers known to stifle the ability of military leaders to coordinate weapons systems on the battlefield.

The Senate companion of The JADC2 Implementation Act was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa).

“The JADC2 Implementation Act enables the right people and programs at the Pentagon to deploy needed strategies in a transformative way,” said Congressman Issa. “These capabilities will be a force multiplier for military efforts abroad and achieve smooth and efficient integration of warfighting units on the battlefield. My thanks to Senator Ernst for her partnership on this bill and her commitment to enhance mission capabilities for our military.”

“No matter the service branch, commanders should have access to critical capabilities to best equip our warfighters and better coordinate our military’s efforts across air, land, sea, space, and cyber. Through the Joint All-Domain Command and Control Implementation Act, I’m working with Congressman Issa to further integrate our joint forces and give commanders better access to the tools they need to achieve their mission,” said Senator Ernst.

Specifically, the JADC2 Implementation Act:

  • Clarifies and assigns responsibilities to appropriate offices within the Department of Defense;
  • Provides Pentagon personnel with the authority and resources they need to prototype cutting-edge technology and put it straight into the hands of front-line operators.

The bill text can be found here.

Darrell Issa is the Representative of California’s 48th Congressional District. The District encompasses the central and eastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, Poway, Temecula, Murrieta, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. Issa served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2011-2015.