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the view f rom he re BUILDING MOMENTUM F The Journal of Electronic Defense | February 2016 6 or the past several months, I have been amazed by the various pockets of progress that are starting to come together in the Electronic Warfare (EW) community and how these are beginning to synchronize into genuine momentum. At the policy level, the Chief Information Officer at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is looking into the concept of designating the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) as a warfighting domain. If and when this happens, it will have a huge positive effect on emerging EMS Warfare concepts in general and EW in particular, because it will provide a platform upon which the EMS enterprise can stand, organize and grow. OSD has also stood up an EW Executive Committee with a permanent staff to help the DOD regain a technological advantage against Great Power rivals, such as Russia and China. To help with this process of modernizing DOD's EW capabilities, some DOD leaders and at least a few congressional leaders are holding up EW as an example of acquisition reform. They want some EW programs to be "fast tracked," in order to avoid the traditional acquisition process that drives up cost and prevents EW capabilities from reaching the field when they are needed. These types of policy reforms are laying the groundwork for an approaching era of modernization across the DOD's EW enterprise. By "modernization," I am talking about much more than developing and buying a new generation of EW technologies. I think we will see better and more coherent organization of EW activities and institutions, training exercises that offer more realistic EM environments, and improved education for EW personnel, as well as creation of new EW leadership positions across the Services and in the Combatant Commands. For the DOD, these types of changes could form the basis of a new approach to managing its EW enterprise. We could see the DOD transition away from decades of under-resourced, crisis-driven, quick-reaction EW management and shift to a new model of balanced, predictable, and coherent EW. Based on the EMS developments that are taking place today, the opportunity to achieve this goal is certainly emerging. But there is no guarantee that we will end up in the right place. Many of the needed reforms require imagination and the willingness to take risk. This applies to the thousands of professionals inside the US EW community who must be willing to drive change and accept change, as well as the DOD leaders who will either approve or deny these reforms. These changes are not going to occur overnight. Some are easy, but most of them are going to be difficult and take many years to accomplish. But they must happen. The DOD can no longer manage EW the way it has for the past 70 years. The EMS has become too strategically important to manage from crisis to crisis, war to war, and threat to threat. We have to do better than this, and we can. - J. Knowles www.crows.org The Journal of Electronic Defense FEBRUARY 2016 * VOL. 39, NO. 2 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor: John Knowles Managing Editor: Elaine Richardson Senior Editor: John Haystead Technical Editor: Ollie Holt Editorial Assistant: Brittany Bowen Contributing Writers: Dave Adamy, Burt Keirstead, Richard Scott Marketing & Research Coordinator: Kent Agramonte Proofreader: Shauna Keedian Sales Administration: Candice Blair EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Mr. Petter Bedoire Vice President and Head of M&S and EW Systems, Electronic Defence Systems, Saab Mr. Anthony Lisuzzo Vice President, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton Mr. Edgar Maimon General Manager, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Mr. Jeffrey Palombo Senior VP and GM, Land and Self-Protection Systems Division, Electronic Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp. Mr. Steve Roberts Vice President, Strategy, Selex Galileo Mr. Travis Slocumb VP, Electronic Warfare Systems, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Gp Capt P.J. Wallace Assistant Head Targeting, Military Strategic Effects, UK MOD Mr. Brian Walters Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Combat Solutions, BAE Systems Electronic Systems Dr. Jim Wickes Senior Principal, Survivability, Defence Science and Technology Lab (dstl), UK MOD Dr. Rich Wittstruck Associate Director, Field-Based Experimentation and Integration, CERDEC, US Army PRODUCTION STAFF Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Elaine Connell Contact the Editor: (978) 509-1450, JEDeditor@naylor.com Contact the Sales Manager: (800) 369-6220 or sales@crows.org Subscription Information: Please contact Glorianne O'Neilin at (703) 549-1600 or e-mail oneilin@crows.org. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Alternatives to Positioning, Navigation and Timing
Future Operating Environment 2035
Technology Survey: FPGA Boards
The Heat is On
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

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