JED - January 2018 - 29

By COL Ret. Arthur N. Tulak
Vice President, Hawaii Diamond Head Chapter

T

he 2017 AOC Pacific Conference
was a great success, and has
cemented its position as one of
the "must attend" conferences
for those interested in the current state of electronic warfare, cyber operations, and information
operations in the U.S. Pacific Command
(USPACOM) Area of Responsibility. The
theme for this year's conference was "NonKinetic Fires [EW & IO] in the Multi-Doman
Battle," which built upon last year's conference focus on countering Anti-Access
and Area Denial (A2/AD) strategies.
The selection of Multi-Domain Battle
(MDB) as the conference theme acknowledged the priorities and focus of USPACOM, the DoD co-sponsor of the three-day
conference. MDB is a Joint Warfighting
Concept that seeks to defeat the A2/AD Patricia Frost visits the display of Platinum Sponsor Northrop Grumman in the Exhibition Hall.
challenges U.S. Forces and its Allies are
facing in the Pacific Theater. ADM Harry Harris, Commander
mands in the counter A2/AD fight. As ADM Harris has stated
U.S. Pacific Command has vigorously endorsed MDB as a means
"Multi-Domain Battle is joint warfare at the operational and
to better integrate all Joint Functional Component Comtactical levels that achieve strategic level effects...It is important that we implement the Multi-Domain Battle concept with
a sense of urgency...We need to fight and win in the complex
network and pressurized battlespace of the 21st Century." (1)
The role of Information Operations and its Information Related Capabilities was also made clear by ADM Harris as he
discussed Joint Force tasks to overcome A2AD which included
a core task for IO to "...deny the enemy the ability to command
and control its forces."(2)
The unclassified portion of the conference benefitted
COL James P. Smith leads a panel discussion on 18 OCT. To his left are
greatly from the remarks and support of senior leaders from
LTC, Ret., Herminio Blas-Irizarry, Major Lee USFK J39 MISO, LTCOL Jason
the Department of Defense. GEN Robert B. Brown, CommandLogue, and LTC Matthew Shaw, Director of IO for 25th Infantry Division.

The Journal of Electronic Defense | January 2018

Report from the 6th Annual
AOC Pacific Conference

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JED - January 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - January 2018

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Thinking Through Collaborative Electronic Warfare
Report from the 6th Annual AOC Pacific Conference
EW 101
AOC News
Highlights from the AOC 54th Annual International Symposium & Convention
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - January 2018 - Intro
JED - January 2018 - cover1
JED - January 2018 - cover2
JED - January 2018 - 3
JED - January 2018 - 4
JED - January 2018 - 5
JED - January 2018 - The View From Here
JED - January 2018 - insert1
JED - January 2018 - insert2
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JED - January 2018 - Conferences Calendar
JED - January 2018 - 9
JED - January 2018 - Courses Calendar
JED - January 2018 - 11
JED - January 2018 - From the President
JED - January 2018 - 13
JED - January 2018 - 14
JED - January 2018 - The Monitor
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JED - January 2018 - 19
JED - January 2018 - Washington Report
JED - January 2018 - World Report
JED - January 2018 - Thinking Through Collaborative Electronic Warfare
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JED - January 2018 - 28
JED - January 2018 - Report from the 6th Annual AOC Pacific Conference
JED - January 2018 - 30
JED - January 2018 - EW 101
JED - January 2018 - 32
JED - January 2018 - AOC News
JED - January 2018 - Highlights from the AOC 54th Annual International Symposium & Convention
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JED - January 2018 - 36
JED - January 2018 - Index of Advertisers
JED - January 2018 - JED Quick Look
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