Naval Postgraduate School to host four JIFX events in FY14 to examine emerging technologies

Naval Post Graduate SchoolThe Naval Education and Training Command announced on March 14 that the Naval Postgraduate School will be hosting in fiscal year 2014 four quarterly events, known as Joint Interagency Field Explorations (JIFX), which will explore new technologies that can address challenges faced by the U.S. combat commanders — AFRICOM, CENTCOM, EUCOM, NORTHCOM, PACOM, SOCOM, SOUTHCOM, STRATCOM and TRANSCOM.

The JIFX events will examine a variety of broad technology topics, including Command, Control, Communication, Computers / Situational Awareness (C4/SA) ٠ Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) ٠ Cyber Security / Computer Network Security ٠ Information Sharing ٠ Crowdsourcing Tools ٠Transportation Logistics; Biometric Collection and Sharing Systems ٠ Electronic Warfare ٠ Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction ٠ Irregular Warfare ٠ Aircraft and Helicopter Survivability ٠ Energy Systems ٠ Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief, and more.

The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security are the sponsors for these events.

Companies, educational institutions, laboratories and other organizations are invited ubmit white papers that might lead to an invitation to participate in the JIFX event that will be conducted in August at the NPS McMillan Airfield facility at Camp Roberts, near Paso Robles, CA.

“JIFX provide an opportunity for technology developers to interact with operational personnel to determine how their technology development efforts and ideas may support or enhance USG/DoD/DHS capability needs,” explains a special notice published by the Naval Postgraduate School on March 13.