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The Journal of Electronic Defense | July 2015

ods for aggregating multiple, noisy signals indicative of significant events."
Mercury program officials envision
teams that draw on a variety of expertise, such as SIGINT processing, SIGINT
analysis and production, social sciences,
mathematics and statistics, computer
science, content extraction, information theory and software rapid prototype development. While these areas of
expertise will be critical in developing
the Mercury software, the end-goal is to
perform all data analysis and warning
tasks in a completely automated fashion
(without any human intervention).
IARPA plans to award multiple development contracts in January 2016.
The contractor teams will complete 15
months of "base period" research to
develop their algorithms, followed by
two option periods during which they
deliver "event warnings" to IARPA.
From contract award to completion, the
Mercury program is expected to run for
three years.
IARPA's Mercury Program Manager
is Dr. Kristen Jordan. The solicitation
is IARPA-BAA-15-08. Proposals are due
August 11. - J. Knowles

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DOD'S ANNUAL REPORT ON CHINA
EMPHASIZES EW
In May, the DOD released its annual
report to Congress on military and security developments in the People's
Republic of China. This year's report
places significant emphasis on China's
Electronic Warfare (EW) developments,
as well as threat trends.
The most significant section of the
report for JED readers is titled, "Role
of Electronic Warfare in a Future Conflict." The DOD states, "The PLA identifies EW as a way to reduce or eliminate
U.S. technological advantages, and
considers it an integral component of
warfare. The PLA's EW doctrine emphasizes using electromagnetic spectrum
weapons to suppress or deceive enemy
electronic equipment. PLA EW strategy
focuses on radio, radar, optical, infrared, and microwave frequencies, in
addition to adversarial computer and
information systems.
"Chinese strategy stresses that EW is
a vital fourth dimension to combat that
can be key to determine the outcome of
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OpenRFM - A Better Alternative For An Open Architecture to
Support EW, EA and SIGINT Applications
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - July 2015

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
The Modern MANPADS – an Evolving Threat
Technology Survey: RF Tuners and Tuner Modules for SIGINT Applications
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - July 2015 - The View From Here
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JED - July 2015 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - July 2015 - Courses Calendar
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JED - July 2015 - From the President
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JED - July 2015 - The Monitor
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