JEDI (JTAC Enterprise Data Infrastructure)

Within NATO, the tracking and standardization of Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) qualifications have been marred by inconsistency and inefficiency. Each nation employs its methods, ranging from archaic paper logbooks to error-prone spreadsheets, leading to potential miscalculations, time wastage, and an inability to share crucial data effectively. In light of these challenges, the NATO JTAC Enterprise Data Infrastructure (JEDI) Tool emerges as a beacon, offering a consistent and standardized approach to track and share JTAC qualifications.

JEDI – A Step Towards Standardization – JEDI aims to redo the way NATO tracks and shares JTAC qualifications by offering a comprehensive digital platform that addresses the limitations of existing methods. By adopting the JEDI Tool, NATO and nations can streamline their approach to qualification tracking and eliminate the obstacles posed by manual processes.

On request from AIRCOM and nations, Innovation Branch is looking into doing a second spiral of JEDI to include, not only ATP but also the MOA/MOU program for JTACs which will be beneficial for several dual signature nations in NATO.

By embracing the JEDI Tool, NATO can bid farewell to error-prone manual methods, achieve standardization in qualification tracking, and enhance overall operational efficiency. Furthermore, the implementation of robust security measures guarantees the protection of sensitive data, instilling trust and confidence. As NATO moves forward into a digitally driven era – Digital Transformation, JEDI serves as an exemplary model for the modernization of critical processes and furthering operational excellence.

The development team from InnovationHub/ACT is planning to start development on JEDI 2.0 in August 2023.

Words written by Jesper BILGRAU