JITC is one of the key organizational elements of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and serves as DISA’s developmental and operational test organization. As designated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, JITC is also the authority that certifies that Department of Defense (DoD) Information Technology (IT) and National Security Systems (NSS) meet interoperability requirements for joint military operations.
FY 2016 Highlights
In FY 2016, the JITC Washington Operations continued to position themselves as a national asset and a key provider of essential services in the region and beyond.
JITC continued to provide outstanding support to the armed forces worldwide through the testing and analysis of joint systems such as the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS), the Defense Information Systems Network – Optical Transport Network (DISN-OTN), and the Global Combat Support System (GCSS). This fiscal year, JITC expanded their Indian Head laboratories to support the testing of elements of the Afghan Mission Network in support of Coalition Interoperability.
JITC’s Information Assurance (IA) team conducted vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, commercial product testing, Code Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis (CAVA), and security tool assessments – all in an effort to ensure secure operations throughout the enterprise. Product and laboratory testing were supplemented by IA assessments conducted during Combatant Commander Exercises. JITC used JIAL assets to pre-stage Combatant Commander exercise scenarios and to validate exercise results.
Expanding beyond DoD test & evaluation, JITC also provided direct support to the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In support of these elements, JITC used testbed assets to perform tests of systems such as the Rapid Response System (RRS), the Central Locator System (CLS), and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
JITC continues to use network connectivity to the Defense Research & Engineering Network (DREN) and the Combined Federated Battlelab Network (CFBLNet) from the Indian Head facility. This connectivity provides links to other DoD and coalition test sites for improving the interoperability of systems through distributed testing and evaluation in a replicated battlefield environment.
The ATT employs Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, Optical Switching, Streaming Video, and Wireless technologies.
The Command Test Center (CTC), covering more than 1,500 square feet, provides an interactive environment for distributed test events and the conduct of meetings, video teleconferences, multimedia presentations, training sessions and virtual tours. This year, the CTC was used to host over 600 high-level visitors – including regular usage by such organizations as the Joint Staff J6 and the Coalition Interoperability Assurance & Validation (CIAV) Working Group.
The CTC employs a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, modular conference tables, and 128-inch high-definition display screens.
JITC has also been directly engaged in efforts throughout the DoD to streamline the acquisition process. These efforts will result in a more agile test & evaluation methodology and deliver capabilities to the warfighter in a shorter timeline.
In support of Charles County, JITC continues to be involved in the support of charitable organizations and programs such as Habitat for Humanity and Adopt a School as they maintain a close relationship with the local community.
JITC Military: 19 Civilians: 63 Contractors: 188 Total Employees: 270