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Joint Warfighter Interoperable GEOINT (JWIG) Process Brief 24 Apr 2007. Closing Gaps - JWIG CONOPS. JWIG CONOPS Define JTF Joint Warfighter Interoperable GEOINT (JWIG) process Provide a common framework for managing GEOINT within the JTF (HQ and mission partners)

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closing gaps jwig conops
Closing Gaps - JWIG CONOPS
  • JWIG CONOPS
    • Define JTF Joint Warfighter Interoperable GEOINT (JWIG) process
      • Provide a common framework for managing GEOINT within the JTF (HQ and mission partners)
    • Leverage NSG to support warfighter
      • Enable joint warfighter to use the power of the NSG to support the mission
      • Enable joint warfighter to provide value-added GEOINT (vetted) back to the NSG
    • Tested and validate in exercise environment
  • Comments received from: Joint Staff, USCENTCOM, USEUCOM, USTRANSCOM, USSTRATCOM, USSOUTHCOM, Army, Air Force, and NGA
    • Ratings: 18 critical, 191 substantives, 63 administrative
    • All critical comments at least partially accepted with editing

“This CONOPS demonstrates forward thinking for a vision of joint warfighter support in the increasingly demanding geospatial intelligence environment.”

– Maj Gen Goldfein, USAF, Vice Director, Joint Staff (6 Feb 2007)

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jwig process overview
JWIG Process Overview
  • The JWIG process provides a common framework for managing GEOINT within a JTF
  • GEOINT Cell coordinates five functions that make up the JWIG process
    • Define GEOINT mission requirements
    • Discover and obtain GEOINT to support mission
    • Evaluate content and form of GEOINT
    • Use and share GEOINT with mission partners
    • Maintain GEOINT

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geoint cell
GEOINT Cell
  • Establish and maintain relationships across the JTF and its mission partners
  • Collaboration across all functional areas within the JTF, all JTF components, higher headquarters, and the rest of the NSG
    • Traditional GEOINT and Intel partners
    • Geospatially enabled functional areas such as logistics, operations, plans, weather, etc.
  • Cell may be centrally located or distributed throughout the JTF and connected by networks

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JGA Implementation

  • Continue working current enhancement efforts with NGA organizations, COCOMs, and Services
    • Standards, training, unified operations, federated production, etc.
    • Expand engagement with Agencies and International Partners
  • Develop a Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) that will:
    • Maintain an end-to-end perspective
    • Primarily focus on identifying improvements at the national level that will enhance JTF level capabilities
      • Emphasize actions that offer near-term benefit
      • Bring together existing expertise and data (best practices)
    • Build on Joint Pub 2-03, JWIG CONOPS, and JGIT DCR
    • Enable the main functions of the GEOINT Cell
    • Facilitate the establishment of Joint capabilities and processes
    • Embrace and complement related actions described in previous SIPs
    • Begin actions to achieve near-term benefits
      • Pursue the expanded use of Theater Geospatial Database and Geospatial Product Library in Joint environment

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define geoint mission requirements
Define GEOINT Mission Requirements
  • Collect and prioritize GEOINT mission requirements from across the JTF
  • Define mission partners across the NSG
  • Define product requirements
  • Define data layers for template
    • Baseline layers form starting point for analysis, visualization, and sharing
    • Scenario-dependent layers typically change frequently or are somewhat specialized

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Define GEOINT Mission Requirements
  • Identify, review, and coordinate geographic area coverage requirements
    • Support Annex M (GI&S) and Appendix 7 to Annex B (intelligence) of Operation Plans and Concept Plans
  • Define search parameters
    • classification level
    • content and completeness
    • resolution and accuracy
    • currency
  • Define form
    • electronic file format
    • printed hardcopy
    • electronic media
    • exchange format

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discover obtain geoint
Discover & Obtain GEOINT
  • Utilize web-based services to:
    • Conduct metadata searches across all security domains
    • Discover existing data sources and planned source acquisition
    • Obtain available GEOINT data and identify coverage gaps
    • Access GEOINT directories, catalogs, web mapping services, and libraries
    • Leverage NSG member and partner organization GEOINT capabilities
  • Manage current hardcopy storage and logistics ability to deliver hard copy GEOINT products

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evaluate geoint content form
Evaluate GEOINT Content & Form
  • GEOINT is evaluated in order to determine whether it is available at or near the required resolution and is in the form required
    • If the required GEOINT does not exist or does not fully meet the stated requirements, GEOINT may need to be generated
    • If the GEOINT is insufficient, the relevant data may need to augment with value added
    • conflate
    • transform

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Evaluate GEOINT Content & Form
  • Conflate GEOINT
    • Coordinate the conflation of data by identifying, resolving, and merging different spatial renditions of what is actually the same entity
    • Conflation decisions will balance data currency, accuracy, source, and density to determine the GEOINT that will best satisfy specific needs of the mission

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Evaluate GEOINT Content & Form
  • Manage production of GEOINT
    • Request combatant command support to engage other NSG members and partner organizations to collaborate through unified operations channels and procedures
    • Coordinate data requests across the JTF to be submitted in compliance with NSG procedures and ensure these requirements are documented in the appropriate system
    • Coordinate the collection of geospatial intelligence data utilizing best available assets and exploit this data to extract the required geospatial information
      • coordinate the collection and exploitation of organic assets
      • coordinate with the combatant command to submit a collection and/or production requirement for prioritization and submission to available NSG assets

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Evaluate GEOINT Content & Form
  • Augment available GEOINT
    • Based on the specific needs of the mission being supported, the GEOINT obtained may need to be augmented with value-added information provided at the operational level
    • coordinate the generation of this value-added data utilizing in-theater and/or reach back capabilities
    • Value-adding occurs based on available resources and adheres to established data standards and specifications

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evaluate geoint content form4
Evaluate GEOINT Content & Form
  • Put GEOINT into usable form
    • Filter mission-relevant GEOINT
    • Put GEOINT in proper format to include electronic file, electronic media, and printed hard copy
    • Optimize GEOINT for performance without altering relationships or attributes
    • Coordinate the production of correlated databases

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use share geoint
Use & Share GEOINT
  • Use GEOINT to more effectively complete assigned missions
    • View and modify features, attributes, and metadata across mission function and classification boundaries
    • Integrate GEOINT into the shared awareness of the operational environment in two, three, and four dimensions (including time) in all security domains.
    • Perform basic analyses such as line of sight and route planning, and complex services such as areas of cover and concealment and avenues of approach

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Use & Share GEOINT
  • GEOINT at the JTF stored in available theater holdings
  • Local value-added data is integrated into the local database and forwarded by theater data stewards for integration into NSG data holdings
  • Share GEOINT with mission partners and other NSG
    • Employ web services in order to achieve and maintain shared awareness of the operational environment with mission partners
    • Employ collaboration tools in order share data between JTF elements
    • Web-host value-added GEOINT to be accessed by others within the NSG

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maintain geoint
Maintain GEOINT
  • Coordinate across all JTF elements, the combatant command, and NGA deployed analysis and production personnel to ensure the availability of theater storage capability
  • Utilize metadata standards and standard procedures to integrate updates from the field that have been manually validated as an improvement to existing content within the geospatial data store
  • Receive updates, keep current and validated for accuracy and consistency
    • Purge databases and archive deleted holdings as necessary
    • Establish version control and naming conventions
    • Manage and document holdings
    • Monitor and track holdings to ensure use of most current and relevant GEOINT in accordance with mission requirements

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