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authorities above the Service/Title-10
level is required for ensuring coherence for the spectrum enterprise, across
all DOTMLPF/P areas of responsibility.
Failure to properly empower a durable
senior advocate and orchestrator across
DOTMLPF/P responsibilities will ensure
that EMS policy, strategy and capability
gains will remain episodic and unsustainable, again begging otherwise avoidable
future expenditures in blood and treasure.


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The EW and spectrum management
(SM) mission areas that protect the EMS
as a maneuver space, as well as the cyber
and SIGINT missions that depend upon
its availability, all share a critical interest in the EMS domain, since they must
effectively coexist within it. Capabilities
within those mission areas, et al, must
be designed to enhance one another -
not conflict. In this respect, creating
educational programs which instill this
holistic perspective in our decision makers, resourcing authorities and capability
developers is of strategic importance.
We must also encourage commonality
in data format and exchange protocols
(pursuant MCEB Pub 8 standards) and
wherever possible, pursue multifunctional capabilities reflecting extensible,
open-architecture capability packages
that integrate operational effectiveness across the battlespace. These new
behaviors will leverage the efficiencies
inherently available in non-kinetic capabilities - efficiencies of specific current interest to Department leadership
- instead of continued independent and
reactionary procurement of capabilities
in relative isolation.
Information technology support now
available will enable an EMS warfare "center of gravity" shift from its tactical roots
to the operational level of engagement.
A modular open systems architecture
(MOSA) approach for network-enabled EMS
operations (EMSO) will increase effectiveness, scalability and efficiency, reducing resource requirements to achieve a
better end product for a net savings in
manpower with increased adaptability.
As network-enabled Spectrum Maneuver/
Warfare capabilities, payloads and processes are carried aboard flying, rolling,
walking and floating host platforms, EMS

Our thinking has progressed from "materiel is EW"
to "materiel defines EW" to "materiel supports
EW," with the human component emerging
as the game-changing feature in the face
of global tech parity.
operations cells (EMSOCs) will become
operational weapon systems and not
merely staff coordination activities.
The indicators all around us point
to a future requirement for scalable,
dynamic, organic, distributed, adaptive, surgical, aware, collaborative, platform-agnostic and waveform-agnostic
Spectrum Maneuver capabilities. To tie
these systems together in an operationally tolerant manner, we must develop
a system of "universal translation modules" (UTM) to couple to all networked
EMS dependent and EMS controlling systems. The resultant architecture will not
be simply net-centric (demonstrating
interconnection), but instead will be a
superior, swarming, cross-ROMO (range
of military operations) spectrum maneuver force for delivering tailored effects
under operational (i.e., deliberate) spectrum stressors, instead of an overweight,
episodic and low-density/high-demand
group of un-federated capabilities.
The availability of current and
emerging technologies will create great
opportunities for our portfolio of EMSO
capabilities. However, the US will not be
alone in realizing the benefits of these
new technologies. Global availability of
high quality foreign-manufactured commercial grade chipsets and proliferation
of competitive military technologies will
produce normalizing pressures across
domestic and foreign military capabilities, also referred to as a condition of
"tech parity." This condition now exists
with respect to the commercial-off-theshelf (COTS) technologies we incorporate,
since anyone may obtain them, and it
is rapidly approaching among government (GOTS) technologies as well. The
approaching tech parity is very significant, because it underscores the significance of the remaining component of our
capabilities: the human operator.
The American military initially gained
its reputation based upon its stubborn

resilience during the Revolution, followed by its ability to rapidly concentrate and decisively employ battlefield
mass. It later enhanced that superiority
in recent decades by evolution to kinetic
precision. The next evolution in the "Pax
Americana" will be one of coherence, tying
as many combat resistant EMS dependent and EMS controlling capabilities
together in real-time as we can, to provide
ubiquitous awareness and energy fires
anywhere, on demand. Only spectrum
capabilities offer the physical ubiquity to
underpin the new level of performance,
adaptability, scalability and affordability
required across the range of future military operations and, only coordinated and
resourced EMBM will offer the level of
mastery required to ensure this level of
performance, made durable by establishment of a singular, dedicated, empowered
governance organization.
To meet the full range of mission scenarios dynamically and reduce duplication/cost, we must pursue the following
framework in the medium to long term:
* Ubiquitous organic ability to dynamically and "multi-spectrally" communicate, sense, attack, defend, conceal and
maneuver using SDS and EW capabilities throughout the Spectrum Domain.
* Spectrum sensing, communicating
and attack systems will be adaptive,
"aware" of each other, and dynamically scalable and extensible to suit
operational requirements. They will
feature provisions for interoperation
with external architectures and systems, real-time status reporting, graceful degradation and policy-based (co)
* Multispectral sensing systems will
autonomously "swarm" to deliver precision geolocation.
* Spectrum attack systems will coherently operate to provide modulated
or unmodulated fires for disruption,
deception, denial and destruction of


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - April 2014

The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Rich Sorelle
The Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Challenge
Technology Survey: Radar Jammers
Show Preview: EW Europe 2014
The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - April 2014 - From the President
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