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Joint Warfare Assessment Laboratory (JWAL)
Current Cost for New MILCON $23.OM
* Warfare Analysis 14,540 ft2
* Data Processing 7,740 ft2
* Project Support 10,944 ft2
* Other Ops Support 2,071 ft2
Total (Net) 35,295 ft2
Other 12,705 ft2
Total (Gross) 48,000 ft2
* Sole site for comprehensive battle group equipment, training, and tactics assessment.
* Theatre provides unique environment for direct contact between analysts performing collaborative
analysis of Test & Evaluation and Fleet test events.
* Consolidated site for joint service and industry with the resources and capability, using an onsite
server, to store large classified data files and, using the classified network, distribute data to analysis
support teams and the Analysis Control Board (ACB) for review.
* Data collected from test events can be transmitted from ships and ranges to the JWAL using APAN,
LOS, or SIPRNET.
* Secure project rooms with spin lock combination locks and card swipe readers for access for classified
* Two hundred Person Theater with 12 large-screen displays for group presentations, and data displays.
The theater is equipped with access to the Internet as well as connectivity to commercial media outlets.
* Designed to allow storage and processing of classified data to the Top Secret level using large vault
doors with combination spin locks and the use of an access list and security personnel.
* Includes a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) for project development requiring
* Unique West Coast facility for secure homeland security operations.
* Direct communication in a classified environment between analysts and ACB that is only possible
within JWAL permits immediate resolution of issues and avoidance of delays.
* Direct interaction between analysts possible within JWAL permits immediate changes in scenarios in
response to changing threat information.
* Prior to JWAL, physical separation between analysts resulted in miscommunication and flawed and/or
incomplete analysis of weapon system performance data.
* Physical isolation of analysts provides opportunities for security breakdowns.
* Capability for analysts to directly communicate indispensable.
* Costs to convert existing facilities to completely replicate JWALS physical capabilities could easily
exceed new construction costs.
* Cost for new facility to replace JWAL could exceed $23 mil. (Assumptions - original MILCON in
1990 was for $8.9 mil. 5%/year increase in construction from1990 to 2010)
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