The JIFX team leads experimentation in alternative methods to enable rapid technological development by cultivating a community of interest and hosting broadly scoped quarterly collaborative field events which enable DoD, US government, and allied stakeholders to identify, influence, and accelerate early-stage technology development that address national and collective security challenges.

The JIFX program exists to provide an opportunity for NPS faculty, students, private companies, and academia to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies related to the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense research in an operational field environment, and also to provide the operational community the opportunity to experiment with these technologies to better understand the capabilities that they may represent.


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JIFX 24-4

5–9 August 2024
NPS Field Laboratory at Camp Roberts
Event Focus Area: Non-Standard Communication & Navigation

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The Innovation & Modernization (I&M) Office, within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering is the primary sponsor of the JIFX program.


The I&M office conducts innovation engagement campaigns throughout the year that foster outreach with technology developers to discover emerging solutions to core DoD operational challenges.  Click the logo to learn more about the USD(R&E) I&M Office.

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