Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat
Definition/Scope: (DoD Blast Injury Research Program) The JTAPIC Project is a partnership among the intelligence, operational, materiel, and medical communities with a common goal to collect, integrate, and analyze injury and operational data. These analyses improve our understanding of our vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and materiel solutions that will prevent or mitigate blast-related injuries. The JTAPIC partners include the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center, Anti-Armor Task Force, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, U.S. Army Project Manager Soldier Equipment, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Naval Health Research Center, Marine Corps Systems Command, and the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office. The Project has established (as of 201102) an effective, near-real time process for collecting and analyzing data from blast-related combat incidents. Using this process and sophisticated fragment analysis procedures, the Project was able to confirm the presence of prominent threat weapons of interest to the intelligence community. Their stated missions is "To facilitate the collection and integration of data and information to improve our understanding of our vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved TTP’s (tactics, techniques, and procedures), requirements, materiel solutions, models, etc. in order to prevent/mitigate traumatic injuries." This project is an Executive Agency program and falls under the Secretary of the Army.
Broader Terms:Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Narrower Terms:Improvised Explosive Device
Related Terms:Air Force Surgeon General