REPORT ON JOINT STRATEGY FOR READINESS AND TRAINING IN A C4ISR-DENIED

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 342. REPORT ON JOINT STRATEGY FOR READINESS AND TRAINING IN A C4ISR-DENIED ENVIRONMENT of NDAA 2013:

(a) Report Required- Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall submit to Congress a report on the readiness of the joint force to conduct operations in environments where there is no access to Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (in this section referred to as ‘C4ISR’) systems, including satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and the Global Positioning System (in this section referred to as ‘GPS’).

(b) Contents of Report- The report required by subsection (a) shall include a description of the steps taken and planned to be taken--

(1) to identify likely threats to the C4ISR systems of the United States, including both weapons and those states with such capabilities as well as the most likely areas in which C4ISR systems could be at risk;

(2) to identify vulnerabilities to the C4ISR systems of the United States that could result in a C4ISR-denied environment;

(3) to determine how the Armed Forces should respond in order to reconstitute C4ISR systems, prevent further denial of C4ISR systems, and develop counter-attack capabilities;

(4) to determine which types of joint operations could be feasible in an environment in which access to C4ISR systems is restricted or denied;

(5) to conduct training and exercises for sustaining combat and logistics operations in C4ISR-denied environments; and

(6) to propose changes to current tactics, techniques, and procedures to prepare to operate in an environment in which C4ISR systems are degraded or denied for 48-hour, 7-day, 30-day, or 60-day periods.

(c) Joint Exercise Plan Required- Based on the findings of the report required by subsection (a), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall develop a roadmap and joint exercise plan for the joint force to operate in an environment where access to C4ISR systems, including satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and the GPS network, is denied. The plan and joint exercise program shall include--

(1) the development of alternatives to satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS for logistics, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and combat operations; and

(2) methods to mitigate dependency on satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS;

(3) methods to protect vulnerable satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS; and

(4) a joint exercise and training plan to include fleet battle experiments, to enable the force to operate in a satellite communications, Internet protocol-based network, and GPS-denied environment.

(d) Form of Report- The report required to be submitted by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: OSD-JS FOIA Requester Service Center

Dear Requester,

You will need to RESUBMIT your request, as the email address - foia@whs.mil - is no longer valid. To submit your request electronically, go to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center web site at:

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I hereby resubmit the FOIA request below, which was originally submitted to FOIA@whs.mil inadvertently.

Thank you.

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From Shawn Musgrave on June 27, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 342. REPORT ON JOINT STRATEGY FOR READINESS AND TRAINING IN A C4ISR-DENIED ENVIRONMENT of NDAA 2013:

(a) Report Required- Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall submit to Congress a report on the readiness of the joint force to conduct operations in environments where there is no access to Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (in this section referred to as ‘C4ISR’) systems, including satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and the Global Positioning System (in this section referred to as ‘GPS’).

(b) Contents of Report- The report required by subsection (a) shall include a description of the steps taken and planned to be taken--

(1) to identify likely threats to the C4ISR systems of the United States, including both weapons and those states with such capabilities as well as the most likely areas in which C4ISR systems could be at risk;

(2) to identify vulnerabilities to the C4ISR systems of the United States that could result in a C4ISR-denied environment;

(3) to determine how the Armed Forces should respond in order to reconstitute C4ISR systems, prevent further denial of C4ISR systems, and develop counter-attack capabilities;

(4) to determine which types of joint operations could be feasible in an environment in which access to C4ISR systems is restricted or denied;

(5) to conduct training and exercises for sustaining combat and logistics operations in C4ISR-denied environments; and

(6) to propose changes to current tactics, techniques, and procedures to prepare to operate in an environment in which C4ISR systems are degraded or denied for 48-hour, 7-day, 30-day, or 60-day periods.

(c) Joint Exercise Plan Required- Based on the findings of the report required by subsection (a), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall develop a roadmap and joint exercise plan for the joint force to operate in an environment where access to C4ISR systems, including satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and the GPS network, is denied. The plan and joint exercise program shall include--

(1) the development of alternatives to satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS for logistics, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and combat operations; and

(2) methods to mitigate dependency on satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS;

(3) methods to protect vulnerable satellite communications, classified Internet protocol-based networks, and GPS; and

(4) a joint exercise and training plan to include fleet battle experiments, to enable the force to operate in a satellite communications, Internet protocol-based network, and GPS-denied environment.

(d) Form of Report- The report required to be submitted by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: OSD

July 11, 2013
Mr. Musgrave,

We have received your FOIA requests for various Congressional reports and have assigned the following case numbers:

13-F-1019 - Report on study that assesses the end-to-end, full-spectrum mobility requirements of all aspects of the National Military Strategy.
* The study is still ongoing. We ask that you re-submit your request after September 1, 2013.

13-F-1022 - Report on Insider Attacks in Afghanistan. This report was rolled into the Section 1230(a) report. We will process this request.

13-F-1023 - Report on Feasibility of Developing Gender Neutral Occupational Standards.
* The final report is not due until 7/31/13. We ask that you re-submit your request after September 1, 2013.

13-F-1024 - Report on Joint Strategy for Readiness and Training in a C4ISR-Denied Environment.
* This report is not due until January 1, 2014. We ask that you re-submit your request at that time.

13-F-1025 - NATO Contributions to Missile Defense in Europe.
*Report has not been finalized. As the report was due July 1, 2013, we ask that you re-submit after August 1, 2013.

13-F-1026 - Regional Ballistic Missile Defense.
*Report has not been finalized. As the report was due July 1, 2013, we ask that you re-submit after August 1, 2013.

13-F-1033 - Shallow Water Combat Submersible Program.
*This report was created by the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Please submit your request directly to SOCOM at the following information:

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For request 13-F-1022 please note that we will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload is 1,630 open requests.

If you have any questions regarding this action please feel free to contact me.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1024.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1024.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1024.

Thank you for your help.

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