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message f ro m the p re s i d e nt FOCUS ON Association of Old Crows 1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314-1652 Phone: (703) 549-1600 Fax: (703) 549-2589 PRESIDENT Robert Elder VICE PRESIDENT Wayne Shaw SECRETARY Robin Vanderberry TREASURER Charles Benway AT-LARGE DIRECTORS Michael Oates David Hime Tony Lisuzzo Lisa Frugé Ron Hahn Robin Vanderbury Todd Caruso Vickie Greenier Paul Westcott REGIONAL DIRECTORS Southern: Wes Heidenreich Central: Joe Koesters Northeastern: Charles Benway Mountain-Western: John Wikheim Mid-Atlantic: Douglas Lamb Pacific: Joe Hulsey International I: Robert Andrews International II: Gerry Whitford IO: Al Bynum PAST PRESIDENT Laurie Buckhout AOC STAFF Stew Taylor Don Richetti Exhibits Manager Executive Director Norman Balchunas Director, Operations Mike Dolim Director, Education Shelley Frost Director, Logistics Kent Barker Conferences Director/ FSO Glorianne O’Neilin Director, Member Services Tony Ramos Director, Communications Brock Sheets Director, Marketing John Clifford Director, Global Programs Tanya Miller Member and Chapter Support Manager Jennifer Bahler Registrar Keith Jordan IT Manager Glenda M. ReyesMontanez Business Manager reyes-montanez@ Tasha Miller Membership Assistant Miranda Fulk Logistics Coordinator Lauren Stewart Logistics Coordinator Bridget Whyde Marketing/ Communications Assistant EW C 12 The Journal of Electronic Defense | January 2013 yberspace has captured the attention of the media, but those in the know understand that EW and Joint EM Spectrum Ops (JEMSO) are absolutely critical to national security. In the US, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics recently announced the charter of a Defense Science Board Study to examine “21st Century Military Operations in a Complex Electromagnetic Environment,” with a focus on current and emerging EW techniques and capabilities that may face US forces over the next two decades, and EW techniques and capabilities that US Forces can utilize against potential adversaries. Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the US recently collaborated on an assessment of effective warfighting in contested spectrum and information environments. This six-month effort examined the problem space from a joint and coalition warfighting perspective with panels dedicated to improve effectiveness through changes in strategy and operations, tactics, training and testing, and near-term materiel solutions. Although the assessment is not yet complete, it is clear that the participants have come to realize that EW will comprise the fabric of future military operations, and can no longer be treated as just an adjunct. Gen Robert Kehler, the Commander of US Strategic Command, recently told the US House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, “We must assume adversaries will seek disruptive or destructive EMS capabilities to obtain their own asymmetric edge.” STRATCOM is establishing a JEMSO office that will expand previous joint electromagnetic spectrum operations efforts, effectively creating a single warfighter organization to advocate for and support joint electronic warfare capability strategy, doctrine, planning, requirements, resources, test, training and operational support. The US Government Accountability Office recently recommended the development of a “comprehensive strategy to ensure departmental components are able to integrate electronic warfare capabilities into all phases of military operations and maintain electromagnetic spectrum access and maneuverability.” Many organizations and agencies have taken on the cyberspace mantra, but the AOC is the only organization that advocates internationally for electronic warfare, spectrum ops and information operations. Now is the time to sharpen our focus even further; for without spectrum control and electronic protection, not only is cyberspace in great jeopardy, but military operations in all domains will be degraded. AOC members bring a wealth of critically needed international expertise and experience to the EW and IO communities. Service has always been a key element of the AOC culture; as it looks to the future, AOC will focus its efforts on ensuring the expertise and experience of AOC members are readily available to those who need it. – Lt Gen Bob Elder, USAF (Ret.)

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Program Profi le: SEWIP
Technology Survey
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - January 2013