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Closing gaps jwig conops
Closing Gaps - 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)


Jwig scope
JWIG Scope


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


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


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





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


Define geoint mission requirements1
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


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


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


Evaluate geoint content form1
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


Evaluate geoint content form2
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


Evaluate geoint content form3
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


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


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


Use share geoint1
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


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