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CONGRESS GAINS MORE EW EXPERIENCE
AFTER ELECTION

The Journal of Electronic Defense | December 2016

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The national election has resulted in the potential for additional positive attention to EW in both the House and Senate. In the House, the membership of the EW Working Group
(EWWG) remained largely intact including its leadership, with
both co-Chairs, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), returning.
Congress also picked up a new representative with extensive EW background in the EC-130H Compass Call community.
Brig Gen Don Bacon, USAF (Ret.) won his contest for Nebraska's
2nd District, which includes Offutt AFB. General Bacon, whose
call-sign is "Bits," served as an EWO in the Air Force including
as commander of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron and of
the 55th Electronic Combat Group (Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ),
home to EC-130 "Compass Call" aircraft, as well as a tour in
Iraq as Chief, Special Operations and Intelligence Information
during the surge of 2007-8, and as commander of the 55th Wing
(Offutt AFB, NE), operator of the RC-135 "Rivet Joint" aircraft.
Bacon won the seat currently occupied by EWWG member Rep.
Brad Ashford.
In the Senate, although the EW community lost a strong
advocate in Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who introduced the "Electronic Warfare Capabilities Enhancement Act of 2016," it also
certainly gained from the election of Rep. Todd Young (R-IN),
who as one time co-Chair of the House EWWG, brings an EWoriented advocacy to the Senate from the House. - J. Haystead

DOD EW STRATEGY MOVES FORWARD
The DOD's Electronic Warfare Strategy, which was
developed by the Department's Electronic Warfare Executive Committee (EW EXCOM) earlier this year, has
been working its way up the DOD approval chain over
the past few months. As this issue of JED went to
press, the EW Strategy document was being reviewed
by respective staffs of the Deputy Secretary of Defense
(DEPSECDEF) and the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF).
The DOD EW Strategy focuses on high-level issues
across the Department's EW enterprise. It identifies

strategic EW goals and discusses those goals in the context of
manning, training and equipping forces. The strategy is significant because it is the first comprehensive EW strategy the
DOD has released for many years. It also contains language
that provides the basis for establishing an Electromagnetic
Spectrum Domain. In May, the EW EXCOM released the EW
Strategy to the Services for their review and comments. That
review phase in now complete, and it has been elevated for
DEPSECDEF and SECDEF approval.
The EW Strategy is written at the unclassified level and is
intended to act as the base document for two annexes that will
be released in the future. Annex A is an "Implementation and
Assessment Plan" that has been drafted by the EW ECXOM's
EW Capabilities Team and is awaiting approval of the EW EXCOM co-chairs. This document, classified at the Secret level,
outlines specific EW tasks, deadlines and responsibilities for
carrying out activities outlined in the EW Strategy. Once Annex A is approved by the EXCOM's leadership, the EXCOM will
develop and release a third document, Annex B, which is an
EW Capabilities Roadmap. This Roadmap will reflect some of
the DOD's major EW S&T challenges identified by the EW Community of Interest. It will also set up future programs and
analysis areas. - J. Knowles

IN BRIEF
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a
report sustaining Phoenix Air Group's protest of the award
of commercial aircraft services in support of the Navy's Electronic Warfare test and evaluation of integrated warfare systems to Tempus Jets. Phoenix protested the award on the
grounds that the agency misevaluated proposals and that
evaluations were inconsistent. The GAO concluded that the
evaluation of proposals was "unreasonable and inconsistent
with the terms of the RFP" and sustained the protest. GAO
has recommended that the agency re-evaluate proposals consistent with the solicitation evaluation criteria and that if
unstated criteria reflect the intended evaluation, the agency
amend the solicitation to advise offerors of the intended
evaluation approach. a



JED - December 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
Regaining the Advantage – Cognitive Electronic Warfare
Technology Survey: Flightline and Portable EW Simulators
AOC EW Singapore Preview
New Products
Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
Crows in the Community
The Heat is On
EW 101
Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
2016 AOC Award Winners
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - December 2016 - cover1
JED - December 2016 - cover2
JED - December 2016 - 3
JED - December 2016 - 4
JED - December 2016 - 5
JED - December 2016 - The View From Here
JED - December 2016 - 7
JED - December 2016 - Conferences Calendar
JED - December 2016 - 9
JED - December 2016 - Courses Calendar
JED - December 2016 - 11
JED - December 2016 - From the President
JED - December 2016 - 13
JED - December 2016 - 14
JED - December 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - December 2016 - Washington Report
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JED - December 2016 - World Report
JED - December 2016 - 29
JED - December 2016 - Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
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JED - December 2016 - 32
JED - December 2016 - 33
JED - December 2016 - Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
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JED - December 2016 - The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
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JED - December 2016 - Regaining the Advantage – Cognitive Electronic Warfare
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JED - December 2016 - Technology Survey: Flightline and Portable EW Simulators
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JED - December 2016 - AOC EW Singapore Preview
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JED - December 2016 - 73
JED - December 2016 - New Products
JED - December 2016 - 75
JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
JED - December 2016 - 77
JED - December 2016 - Crows in the Community
JED - December 2016 - 79
JED - December 2016 - The Heat is On
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JED - December 2016 - 85
JED - December 2016 - EW 101
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JED - December 2016 - 89
JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
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JED - December 2016 - 92
JED - December 2016 - 2016 AOC Award Winners
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JED - December 2016 - AOC News
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JED - December 2016 - Index of Advertisers
JED - December 2016 - JED Quick Look
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