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The studies will be conducted in
a two-phase effort over 24 months
(10-month Phase 1 / 14-month Phase
2). Phase 1 includes subsystem concept
design; assessment of technology maturity, maintainability and supportability; and development of breadboard(s)
designs. Phase 2 will consist of fabrication and testing of the breadboards and
updates to the Phase 1 deliverables. The
Government intends to award multiple
contracts with a draft solicitation available this month. – J. Haystead
The Journal of Electronic Defense | August 2013

ARMY AWARDS EWPMT CONTRACT
Army Contracting Command (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD) has awarded
Sotera Defense Solutions (Herndon, VA)
a $97.6 million contract to develop the
Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT), or Increment 1,
element of the Army’s Integrated Electronic Warfare System (IEWS). Focused
on the EW needs of Brigade Combat
Teams (BCTs), IEWS is intended to provide BCT commanders with an organic
EW capability to control and exploit the
electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).
Scheduled to be developed in six
phases or capability drops (CDs), EWPMT
will give the Army’s new EW Officers
(EWOs) a powerful toolset to plan, coordinate, manage and deconflict unit
EW activities in support of maneuver
operations.
According to COL Jim Ekvall, Chief
Army EW Division, “The EWPMT will be
an unprecedented software system for
electronic warfare operations within the
Army. When EWPMT is fully operational,
every EWO cell from the battalion level
on up will have the tool throughout the
Army. This software tool will pave the
way for the future of warfighting.”
The EWPMT software will run on a
laptop workstation within the Common
Operating Environment (COE) Command
Post Computing Environment (CPCE) and
on one or more “presentation-layer widgets” running on client laptops linked
via a Local Area Network (LAN).
The specification for Capability
Drop (CD) 1 of the EWPMT requirement,
which will deliver the system’s Initial
Operational Capability (IOC), calls for
software to integrate data for friendly,
enemy and non-aligned emitters; and

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - August 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From The President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Spectrum Management Challenge: Creating Order From Chaos
Technology Survey: ELINT Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - August 2013 - cover1
JED - August 2013 - cover2
JED - August 2013 - 3
JED - August 2013 - 4
JED - August 2013 - 5
JED - August 2013 - The View From Here
JED - August 2013 - 7
JED - August 2013 - Conferences Calendar
JED - August 2013 - 9
JED - August 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - August 2013 - 11
JED - August 2013 - From The President
JED - August 2013 - 13
JED - August 2013 - Letters
JED - August 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - August 2013 - Washington Report
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JED - August 2013 - World Report
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JED - August 2013 - 26
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JED - August 2013 - The Spectrum Management Challenge: Creating Order From Chaos
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JED - August 2013 - AOC News
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JED - August 2013 - Index of Advertisers
JED - August 2013 - JED Quick Look
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