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Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN)

Primary Purpose The Joint Warning and Reporting Network (JWARN)

will provide the military services near real-time

operational capabilities to collect, analyze and

report NBC agent detections, identification,

location and warning information. JWARN will be

interoperable and integrated with Joint/Service

C4I2 systems and networks, supporting automated

data exchange between the actual detector/sensor

and the C4I2 system providing NBC analyzed data.

By using data provided, decisions for

disseminating warnings down to the lowest level

of the battlefield can be made. JWARN will

provide additional data processing, reports and

access to specific NBC information, which will

improve the efficiency of limited NBC personnel

assets. JWARN will enable commanders to

understand both the tactical and strategic

implications of an NBC attack or hazard.

Sub-Functions Multiple functions will be available through

JWARN. The primary means of communication will

be through formatted messages. Maps/imagery can

be imbedded in those messages. Reports will be

collected and disseminated through JWARN to

provide near real-time NBC hazards on the

battlefield. Auditory alarm warnings will emit

from handheld NBC detectors.

Equipment Requirements JWARN is a combination of systems linking NBC

detectors to tactical communications, to be

integrated with C4I2 systems and to terminate on

PCs and other detectors/sensors.

Connectivity Requirements At this time, JWARN is a stand-alone software

based system. PCs with applicable software can

transfer data via automated messaging system.

The current software is Unclassified and not

authorized for use on the SIPRNET.

Crypto Requirements No external crypto required.

Normal Locations NBC teams.

Information Managed NBC hazard data.

Products Created Maps of NBC hazard areas, formatted messages and

multiple reports. Auditory alarm warnings will

emit from handheld NBC detectors. Using

modeling, simulation and GPS software, JWARN will

also map how the agent will react to current and

future weather conditions.

Lead Service/Contractor Marine Corps/MCTSSA.

Current Fielding Status Phase I, the initial software release, has been

fielded as a pilot project for compiling lessons

learned and debugging source code. Phase II,

GCCS integration, is not expected to reach full

operational capability and C4I2 integration until

2002.

Known Problems

DIICOE Compliance Rating None established.

Point of Contact MCTSSA, Shawn Stone, JWARN Project Officer, DSN 365-2723, commercial (760) 725-2723. MCTSSA help desk DSN 365-0533, commercial (760) 725-0533.

Updated by Capt J. R. Morgan, USMC, CCSC-01
 

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