We at SmartRounds, Inc. have been working with the JNLWD for many years. The new JIFCO (see below) is now going to be the focal point for research and development of non-lethal weapons for the Department of Defense. We look forward to working with the JIFCO in developing our non-lethal, AI-enabled, smart projectiles.



Welcome to the NEW Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO)!


The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) as you know it, is no longer. The Commandant of the Marine Corps’ 2020 Executive Agent’s Planning Guidance outlines the mission and vision for the new Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO). This milestone in the DOD NLW Program’s history ensures that the Department of Defense mainstreams the use of the vital and relevant tools known as Intermediate Force Capabilities (IFCs). IFCs, which exist between presence and lethal effects, enable U.S. and allied forces to deliver accurate, tailorable, and compelling effects in complex and ambiguous scenarios while preventing unintended escalation of hostilities, unnecessary loss of life, or destruction of critical infrastructure. Team JIFCO looks forward to serving the Joint Force and its strategic partners.