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ing to open systems architectures as it invests in advancing its
SIGINT capabilities for multiple platforms.

SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT
Spectrum management issues and technology also received
attention from both committees. In particular, the HASC report discussed the national security importance of efficient
spectrum management in terms of balancing the needs of the
military, other federal agencies and the private sector. Though
lauding the DOD's recently released Electromagnetic Spectrum
Strategy, it stressed that more needs to be done to ensure the
military's access to spectrum, and directed the DOD to brief the
committee by January 15, 2015, on the status of its Spectrum
Roadmap and Action Plan, as well as provide a roadmap for
technologies that are needed to improve spectrum efficiency.
In a related discussion, the HASC referenced the Joint
Electronic Warfare Center's (JEWC) "critical" role in connecting EW resources to the warfighter, but stating its belief that
the JEWC's capabilities could be enhanced through connections with "spectrum Coordination Centers" within each of
the Services. These centers would coordinate Service-specific
resources and needs into the planning and operations of the
individual Service training exercises and operations. The
HASC directed the Secretary of Defense and Service Secretaries to brief the committee by June 1, 2015 on the specific
design, role and cost of such centers, in supporting full-scope
electromagnetic operations, including cyberspace operations.
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Surveillance System (EMARSS); Tactical SIGINT Program; Quick
Reaction Capability C-12s; Airborne Reconnaissance Low; and
the Prophet ground SIGINT collection platform. The committee
directed the Secretary of the Army to provide a report to the
congressional defense and intelligence committees by February 16, 2015, detailing its SIGINT modernization plan, including a plan of action and milestones with anticipated costs and
schedules, and considering the advisability of converging all
six programs to a common hardware baseline.
The HASC also noted concern about significant delays in
the RDT&E funding profile for development of the multi-intelligence (Multi-INT) signals intelligence (SIGINT) suite planned
for the Navy's MQ-4C "Triton" unmanned aerial system (UAS).
At the same time, the SASC noted that the Navy may be tempted to make even greater reductions in current SIGINT capability to pay for potential schedule delays in the development
of the new payload. To address the issue, the HASC increased
the MQ-4C's baseline RDT&E budget by $32.4 million to $530.4
million to return the development schedule of the sensor suite
back to that proposed for FY2014.
Although the HASC approved the full Air Force RDT&E funding request of $106.8 million for the Airborne SIGINT Enterprise program, the SASC cut $30.7 million from the program
noting that development of the Airborne Signals Intelligence
Payload (ASIP) 2C intended for the "Reaper" UAS will no longer
be needed "as the Air Force has decided to sustain other SIGINT
capabilities on the platform." The SASC report also emphasized
that the Air Force should continue with its efforts toward mov-

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
EW 101
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