What is JIDA?

Colonel Richard J. Edwards is the Strategy, Plans and Policy Director on the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency's (JIDA's) coordinating staff, also known as the J5. Through the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, JIDA's J5 provides subject matter expertise and planning assistance to the U.S. Government interagency and its members on matters involving national measures to respond to the IED threat and trans-national threat networks that employ...
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