JTAPIC is a DoD program with Executive agent responsibility to collect, integrate, analyze and store operations, intelligence, materiel, and medical data to inform solutions that prevent or mitigate injury during the full range of military operations. The JTAPIC Program links medical, intelligence, operational, and materiel communities to collect and analyze data from combat incidents to help inform decisions by materiel developers, commanders, TRADOC, and senior leaders.
The JTAPIC Program is managed by the US Army Medical Research and Development Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
JTAPIC has been recognized for its work. In 2011, the Senate Armed Services Committee stated that JTAPIC "provides an example of the close collaboration that is necessary" and "(t)he committee encourages the Department (of Defense) to continue to support this activity" -- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Report, Senate Armed Services Committee, 112th Congress, 22 Jun 2011.
History of JTAPIC
The JTAPIC Program was established in 2006. The Department of Defense (DoD) recognized the need for the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of blast injuries. On 5 July 2006, the DoD issued Directive 6025.21E, which directed the development and use of a joint database for collecting, analyzing, and sharing information related to the performance of blast protection systems. The JTAPIC Program stemmed from this directive. The authority for this program comes from Public Law 109-163, Sect. 256, National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2006.