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Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS)

Primary Purpose Provide a transmission path capable of secure

video/data within defense intelligence community.

At T1 speed allows: (1) transmission of imagery

files and intelligence documents rapidly between

sites; (2) real time two-way video

teleconferencing between sites; (3) receipt of

the intelligence community's TV broadcast of the

Defense Intelligence Network (DIN); (4)

connectivity to the Joint Intelligence Virtual

Architecture (JIVA). Designed to provide 24-hour

TS-SCI multimedia communications to include

secure video teleconferencing (VTC). Replaces


Sub-Functions JWICS Mobile Integrated Communications System

(JMICS) is a deployable JWICS. Equipment is

self-contained on a HMMWV. Containerized JWICS is

a deployable JWICS system that is packaged into

ten transit cases.

Equipment Requirements JWICS hardware is self-contained. Requires 120/60


Connectivity Requirements T1 (1.544 mbps) pathway, usually satellite. Often

used in conjunction with TROJAN SPIRIT. (1.024

mbps for VTC (2 X 512kbps), .384 mbps designated

for data, .136 mbps for serial data channels and

system control).

Crypto Requirements KY96/KG-194/KIV-7.

Normal Locations Over 150 fixed sites to include all major

commands. Ten JMICS available for

contingency/crisis response (maintained at DIA).

Approximately 20 containerized JWICS available

for contingency/crisis response.

Information Managed Point to point and multi-point secure VTC

service. Broadcast and video programming of

Defense Intelligence Network. Bulk data transfer

of a variety of network services.

Products Created This is a communications path. Products are

produced by systems on this path.

Lead Service/Contractor Defense Intelligence Agency.

Current Fielding Status Operational; planning in progress to increase

mobile JWICS assets. Asynchronous Transfer Mode

(ATM) multicast is under development to allow an

unlimited number of receivers and a limited

number of transmitters to participate in a JWICS

command brief outside of a JWICS conference room.

Known Problems Slow data rates can result in poor VTC.

DIICOE Compliance Rating N/A

Point of Contact Mr. Tom Moslener, Deputy Directorate- Crisis

Operations (J203), Joint Staff, DSN: 223-7640;

JWICS Help Desk: Comm: (202) 231-4000, DSN

428-4000; JWICS Systems Requirements Management

Division, Comm: (703) 695-1999, DSN: 225-1999.

MCIA Det, Comm: (703) 784-6111 DSN: 278-6111.

Updated by Capt J. F. Moffatt, USMC, CCSC-01


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