Assessment of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) training activity / Brad Martin, Thomas Manacapilli, James C. Crowley, Joseph Adams, Michael G. Shanley, Paul Steinberg, Dave Stebbins
Introduction -- Assessment of duplication/similarity in training programs -- Assessment of duplication in training functions -- Findings and concluding thoughts
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) carries out training activities both as part of its equipment and system development responsibilities and its more general responsibility to "train the force" in IED threats and countermeasures. It has unique authorities and capabilities intended to facilitate rapid fielding, but concern has developed that these programs and functions may be duplicative with the efforts of the military Services, U.S. Special Operations Command, and other agencies. The RAND team's assessment is that while some programs and functions are similar to other activities and initiatives, there is little evidence of duplication -- in fact, the programs and functions appear to add value. This finding reflects a conscious effort by JIEDDO to develop processes that ensure review and oversight of capability development. This may be an important lesson learned if the Department of Defense again confronts an asymmetric challenge and requires an organizational structure to meet it
Report number from resource home page
"National Defense Research Institute."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Includes bibliographical references (page 54)
Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed December 27, 2013)