JIDO's Core Functions

Improvised threats are constantly changing, adapting, and evolving - as are the networks that build and distribute them, and the adversaries that use them - but there are certain concepts that apply across this threat spectrum. JIDO's Core Functions allow the organization to be flexible without losing focus.

ASSIST SITUATIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THREAT NETWORK ACTIVITIES

  • JIDO acquires a deep understanding of current and emergent threat activity focused on supporting threat facilitation networks and their use of improvised weapons through its vast array of information sources.
  • JIDO then delivers consumable assessments and intelligence information to help Warfighters plan for and adapt to rapidly changing conditions supported by close links to reach-back support across the intelligence community and among relevant U.S. departments and agencies.
  • These links make JIDO a unique venue for horizontally integrating and coordinating whole-of–governments’ actions against current, emergent, and improvised threats while rapidly informing counter-improvised threat solutions development and delivery.

ENABLE RAPID CAPABILITY DELIVERY FOR ACCELERATED & URGENT ACQUISITION

  • JIDO helps identify and understand risks and vulnerabilities, enabling a rapid and early understanding of capability gaps, the timely validation of requirements, and informed investments in counter-threat technologies and non-material solutions within the combatant commander’s latest time of need.
  • With its flexible funding and authorities, JIDO initiates, accelerates, develops, and delivers urgent counter-improvised threat solutions for validated capability requirements.
  • The intent is to act immediately on validated urgent needs to counter disruptive technologies within a two-year timeframe; to accelerate development —“concept-to-prototype”-- enabling a warm start on critical emerging requirements (2-5 years); and to influence counter-threat development efforts in the 5+ year range through coordination with government science and technology organizations, partner nations, national laboratories, academia, and industry.
  • JIDO uses a threat-based, deliberate, structured, and proactive approach to identify and validate urgent or emergent capability requirements and associated capability gaps, and to acquire rapidly and deliver capability solutions to prevent or mitigate battlefield surprise.

ENABLE DOD RESPONSES TO IMPROVISED WEAPONS

  • JIDO uses and sustains a robust communities of action approach to coordinate with the Military Departments/Services, the Joint Staff, CCMDs, other U.S. departments and agencies, coalition partners, industry, and academia as it develops counter-improvised threat capabilities for deployed or deploying U.S. joint forces.
  • This methodology continuously increases efficiencies by leveraging the authorities, access, and capabilities of the entire U.S. Government and its partners as counter-improvised threat solutions are developed and realized.