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message f ro m the p re s i d e nt Association of Old Crows 1000 North Payne Street, Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314-1652 Phone: (703) 549-1600 Fax: (703) 549-2589 PRESIDENT Chris Glaze VICE PRESIDENT Walter Wolf SECRETARY Joe “JJ” Johnson TREASURER Kenneth Parks AT LARGE DIRECTORS Richard Morgan David Hime Kenneth Parks Michael “Mick” Riley William “Buck” Clemons Steven Umbaugh Cliff Moody Linda Palmer Paul Westcott REGIONAL DIRECTORS Southern: Wes Heidenreich Central: Judith Westerheide Northeastern: Nino Amoroso Mountain-Western: Lt Col Jesse “Judge” Bourque, Joint EW Center Mid-Atlantic: Bill Tanner International I: Col René Kaenzig, Swiss Air Force International II: Gerry Whitford Pacific: Joe “JJ” Johnson APPOINTED DIRECTORS Vince Battaglia Doug Swoish Robert Giesler IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Kermit Quick AOC STAFF Don Richetti Executive Director Norman Balchunas Director, Operations Carole H. Vann Director, Administration Shelley Frost Director, Meeting Services Ken Miller Director, Government, Industry & Public Relations Kent Barker Director, Conferences Glorianne O’Neilin Director, Membership Operations Joel Harding Director, Information Operations Stew Taylor Marketing Manager Jackie Kelly Conference Manager Tanya Miller Member and Chapter Support Manager Jennifer Bahler Registrar Justin O’Neilin IT Manager Natasha Miller Member Services ADVOCATE, INFORM, EDUCATE, QUESTION I 12 The Journal of Electronic Defense | June 2010 believe the Association of Old Crows (AOC) fulfills several roles as a professional association. It should advocate for the Electronic Warfare (EW) mission area and its professionals; it should inform and educate its members on current and future EW issues and trends; and it should examine and question current operational and technical thought. To meet these challenges, the AOC is embarking upon a number of strategic initiatives that will address professional development topics through white papers, educational courses and professional certifications within the Electronic Warfare and Information Operations communities. The recent Crane EW Conference was the perfect venue for the AOC to unveil the first of our white papers, 21st Century Electronic Warfare by Lt Gen Robert Elder (USAF Ret). 21st Century Electronic Warfare is an AOC-sponsored review of EW in the Information Age. In an age of increasing spectrum dependence, it is meant to provide practitioners in all warfighting domains with a fundamental way of thinking about electronic warfare. The white paper presents a common way to understand the electromagnetic spectrum and sets forth a strategic framework that orients and focuses EW activities in the areas of operations, intelligence, acquisition, EW business processes and training. Within the paper, six tenets of 21st century EW are presented to help guide and stimulate discussion within our community: 1. The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) provides the maneuver space that allows unified action across all warfighting domains. 2. Electronic warfare creates physical, informational and cognitive effects through the use of electronic systems operating in the Electromagnetic Environment (EME) which create, control, exchange and employ electromagnetic energy across the frequency spectrum. 3. Electronic warfare consists of four elements: electronic attack (EA), electronic protect (EP), electronic warfare support (ES) and EMS control (EMC). 4. Electronic warfare controls and exploits use of the EMS to enable friendly freedom of action in all domains (to include cyberspace) and to deny freedom of action to adversaries. 5. EW and Cyber operations both require use of electronic systems and electromagnetic spectrum but are very different: EW is conducted in the electromagnetic environment, while Cyber ops are conducted in the information environment. 6. Electronic warfare can be employed in support of Information Operations (IO) to influence, disrupt, corrupt or usurp adversarial human and automated decision making while protecting our own. These six principles represent fundamental beliefs about EW in the 21st century. As you ponder the substance and thought behind these statements, it is important that you craft your own beliefs regarding the role of the EMS and of EW in the Information Age. Let us hear about your thoughts as we continue to address and question subjects of interest. As Old Crows, we need to challenge our community to actively think about and explore our profession. The AOC as an association will strive to assist you in that endeavor. – Chris “Bulldog” Glaze

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - June 2010

JED - June 2010
Table of Contents
The View From Here
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Man-Portable COMINT
Technology Profile: RF Interconnect Solutions
EW 101
AOC Election Guide
Index of Advertisers
JED Sales Offices
JED Quick Look

JED - June 2010