Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center

The Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) is the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) premier integration center for national and international ballistic missile defense. The MDIOC performs a critical role in the development of U.S. defense capability and strategy.

Positioned at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the MDIOC is co-located with the nation’s missile defense operational commands, bridging the gap between development and operational communities. Over its 20 years of operation, the MDIOC has become a national asset for the development, testing, integration and operation of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

The MDIOC is the nation’s preeminent BMDS modeling, simulation and wargaming center, where warfighter requirements are evaluated and integrated into the BMDS. Its mission spans all aspects of missile defense. The MDIOC also supports mission-critical ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) and BMDS operations. Nearly every BMDS ground test, flight test, wargame, training exercise, mission-critical operation and related analysis is conducted, supported, supported or monitored at the MDIOC.

Northrop Grumman is the MDIOC prime contractor under the Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract (JRDC).

The JRDC team’s products, technologies, secure networks and domain expertise reach all aspects of missile defense, fostering the successful integration of our nation’s BMDS including:

  • BMDS-level modeling and simulation
  • Ground and flight tests
  • Wargames, Exercises, and Training
  • Mission-critical GMD and BMDS operations
  • Secure IT networks and infrastructure across the MDA Information Grid with connectivity to the Global Information Grid
  • International interoperability
  • Facility Engineering