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architectures will be required in
order to realize operational level
coherence across relevant EMS capabilities. Although EMS capability networks at the tactical edge may favor
"mesh" topologies, Service Oriented
Architectures (SOAs) must be employed
to underpin those networks and supporting networks in order to assure
distribution, fidelity and currency with
operationally-tolerable latency.
* As a critical but rarely visited consideration of future spectrum strategy,
future cost, portability, precision and
multiple/dynamic targeting requirements will drive a migration to the
portion of the EW portfolio comprised
of high-energy weapons (laser, directed
energy, other high-power microwave/
electromagnetic pulse, etc).
The growing constellation of EMS
requirements is complex, no doubt. But
if we can achieve a level of cross-domain
coherence with the EMS domain as a common frame of reference and a sustainable
cadre of professionally educated spectrum
warriors and leaders at our disposal, our
forces will enjoy a substantial advantage
in future combat, contingency resolution
and peace enforcement. Our coherently
derived National EMS Strategy - spectrum centered, not capability centered
- will be enduring, adaptive and superior to our adversaries' capabilities, no
matter their levels of expenditure. If we

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seriously consider the EMS domain and
pursue the appropriate strategic paths
to ensure its long-term health, we will
end up with coherent capabilities able
to deliver effects, which comprehend
and permeate the future battle space in
order to dictate the initiative, resulting
in EMS control, essential for achieving
any desired end state following the use
of force. If we choose not to appreciate
the problem set in its totality however, we
will likely maintain what we now have: an
aging conceptual portfolio and an unsustainable, reactive investment strategy. a
Jesse "Judge" Bourque is Director
of Spectrum Strategies at URS Federal
Services. He trained as an EWO and spent
20 years in the US Air Force where he served
in various positions at Air Force Special
Operations Command, numerous Joint and
Combined deployed battle staffs, Combat
Aircrew on numerous named/unnamed
operations, Director of the EW Cell for
Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Deputy Director
for Operations of the 318th IO Group, and
Director of Operations at the Joint EW
Center, US Strategic Command. In his current role, he is an EMS Operations Senior
Analyst in the Office of the Undersecretary
of Defense for Policy.

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any adversary capability, to include
"personnel, facilities and equipment."
All spectrum-based capabilities will
share near-real-time access to the same
meta-repository of (or gateway to) relevant data and supporting intelligence.
Spectrum warfighting actions and
capabilities will share centralized EM
battle control nodes and hierarchy, be
capable of push- and pull-based asset
allocation and tasking and maintain
a filterable Electromagnetic Spectrum
Common Operating Picture (EMSCOP)
capability available from theater command down to the tactical decision
making level. These EMSCOPs will
also include awareness of spectrumdependent systems (SDS) and activities
(e.g., ISR, comms, cyber, C2), as well
as the ability to rapidly inform those
SDS operators regarding EMS conflict
mitigation and optimization of use.
No matter the capabilities we choose
to field, collaborative and affordable
future use of SDSs and EMS warfighting
capabilities will rely to some degree on
the following technologies:
As FAA and FCC chase military operations out of "free space" prior to large
scale adoption and development of DSA
(access) capabilities, an increasing proportion of DOD (and first responder)
EMS capability training, rehearsal,
experimentation, testing, validation
and assessment will be conducted
within live-virtual-constructive and
distributed (LVC/D) environments.
As mentioned previously, Dynamic
Spectrum Access (military and first
responder) - along with prudently
repurposed Dynamic Spectrum
Allocation (commercial) technologies
- will form the basis of future military operations. Although dynamic
allocation architectures that depend
upon fixed base stations is a mature
technology, dynamic access technology
based upon peer-only networks remains
a technically difficult problem using
numerous elements.
Advanced, physics-based modeling
and simulation (M&S) is essential to
future high-confidence, high-fidelity
LVC events, EMS capability development
and DSA "quality of service."
Development and fielding of scalable, adaptable, low-latency network

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The views expressed by the author are solely
his own and are in no way intended to represent those of any company, association
or government organization.

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