Joint Interoperability Test Command
The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is DoD's Joint Interoperability Certifier and only non-Service Operational Test Agency for Information Technology (IT)/National Security Systems (NSS). JITC provides risk based Test Evaluation & Certification services, tools, and environments to ensure Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable and support mission needs.
JITC's Unique Roles
Joint Interoperability Certifier – Test and Evaluation of the interoperability of IT and NSS is essential to reduce the risks faced by warfighters in the field. JITC is constantly reviewing processes to ensure it is performing tests as efficiently as possible into today’s austere environment. JITC’s ability to provide outstanding support to DISA and the Warfighter is characterized by several unique features. Although each Service has its own test organizations, JITC has sole responsibility for certifying joint and combined interoperability of all DoD IT and NSS.
Operational Test Agency (OTA) – JITC is established as the OTA for DISA-managed programs. It also serves as the OTA for other DoD agencies such as Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Defense Commissary Agency, and the National Security Agency (NSA).
Unparalleled Warfighter Support – JITC is very responsive to the Warfighter! JITC testers work with the warfighting Combatant Commanders during exercises and contingency operations, providing them on-the-spot evaluations of problem areas and viable mission-oriented solutions.
Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) - JITC is the only non-service MRTFB, servicing the DoD Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). As such, JITC is considered a national asset. Services that are provided include Test and Evaluation (T&E) Capabilities, Infrastructure, and Resources to support the DoD acquisition system.
JITC facilities are strategically located at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; *Indian Head, Maryland (no longer active); and Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. The diverse capability of each respective location allows the armed services to have access to a dynamic environment for laboratory testing and onsite field evaluations.
- The JITC Indian Head Maryland mission was closed in December 2016 resulting in testing moved to Fort Huachuca, Arizona or Fort Meade, Maryland.
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- "About JITC". JITC. Retrieved 28 February 2015.