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the view f ro m h e re SPECTRUM WARFARE SEPTEMBER 2008 • Vol. 31, No. 9 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor: John Knowles Managing Editor: Elaine Richardson Senior Editor: Glenn Goodman Assistant Editor: Marianne Kunkel Technical Editor: Ollie Holt Washington Editor: Kernan Chaisson Contributing Writer: Dave Adamy Marketing & Research Coordinator: Allie Hansen Sales Administration: Esther Biggs 6 The Journal of Electronic Defense | September 2008 he cover of this month’s JED asks a very provocative question: “Does EW + CNO = Cyber?” That is, does the ability to fight effectively in the Cyber domain require Computer Network Operations and Electronic Warfare? It is an important question because the answer will have a lasting effect on EW. The main feature article in this month’s issue and the accompanying sidebar from Lt Col Jesse Bourque of the Joint EW Center go a long way toward answering this question by explaining what new strategic roles EW is fulfilling in modern conflict and reminding us why EW professionals need to be in charge of charting EW’s future course. For nearly two years, the US Air Force has asserted that the Electromagnetic Spectrum is part of Cyberspace and that the job of controlling the Spectrum (via EW) falls within the Cyber mission. However, this broad Cyber concept has serious and detrimental implications for EW, as explained by Lieutenant Colonel Bourque. It is time to reject this broad definition of Cyberspace and to restore the accepted definition that Cyberspace describes IT infrastructures (ITI). The Electromagnetic Spectrum is not part of Cyberspace (except in very small portions) and, more specifically, EW should not form part of any Cyber Command, whether it is AFCYBER(P) or the emerging cyber command plans within the US Army or the US Navy. Control of Cyberspace will be essential in future military operations, and the DOD must establish Cyber Commands, such as AFCYBER, to protect friendly and civilian ITI and to attack adversary ITI. But as we have seen from the Cold War through to today’s conflicts, control of the Electromagnetic Spectrum is a requirement for achieving military objectives. When the DOD yields control of the Spectrum to an adversary due to a lack of EW planning, expertise, materiel, etc., it pays for this shortsightedness in lives, money and lost operational flexibility, and it risks mission failure. Because of its successful role in Iraq and Afghanistan, EW is currently enjoying elevated status within the DOD. But this is only temporary, and history suggests that EW advocacy will decline when the current operations wind down. The EW community needs to leverage the attention it is receiving and build a stronger and more centralized organizational structure that ensures military and political leaders do not let EW capabilities atrophy in the coming years. If the DOD leadership is willing to create new Cyber Commands to control Cyberspace, it should be equally aware of the need to create Spectrum Warfare organizations at the Joint level and within the Services to improve the level of EW planning, training, resourcing, etc., needed to fight successfully in the Electromagnetic Spectrum. As we have seen, even non-state adversaries can effectively challenge US forces in the Spectrum. The lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan are not isolated examples. They are merely a sampling of what a well-trained and well-equipped adversary will seek to accomplish in the Spectrum. During the Cold War, the DOD leadership understood that Warsaw Pact forces would seek to control the Spectrum, and it established effective EW organizations to ensure that US forces could control it instead. Many of these organizations have disappeared or have been scattered across the DOD. It’s time to pull these EW organizations together and rebuild a cross-cutting EW infrastructure that focuses on Spectrum Control in future conflicts. It’s time to think more seriously about Spectrum Warfare and create Spectrum Warfare commands. – John Knowles T EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Mr. Roy Azevedo Deputy, Tactical Airborne Systems, and Manager, EW, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Mr. Chris Bernhardt President, ITT Electronic Systems Maj Gen Bruno Berthet Délégation Générale pour l’Armement (DGA), French MOD Col Laurie Buckhout Chief, EW Division, Army Asymmetric Warfare Office, USA Capt Bill Chubb Program Manager, ATAPS Program Office (PMA-272), NAVAIR, USN Lt Col Dean Ebert Warfighter Integration, Aviation Weapons Requirements Branch, HQ USMC Mr. Björn Erman President, Saab Avitronics Col Tim Freeman Commander, 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing, AFMC, USAF Mr. Gabriele Gambarara General Manager, Elettronica S.p.A. Mr. Tony Grieco Former Deputy for Electronic Warfare, OSD Mr. Walt Havenstein President and CEO, BAE Systems Inc. Mr. Jay Kistler Technical Director, Air Warfare OUSD (AT&L), OSD Capt Steve Kochman Commander, EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234), NAVAIR, USN Maj Gen William Lord Commander, Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional), USAF Mr. Ron Hahn Director, Joint EW Center, US Strategic Command Capt Paul Overstreet Deputy, ATAPS Program Office (PMA-272), NAVAIR, USN Rep. Joe Pitts (Honorary Member) US Congress, Founding Member, EW Working Group Mr. Kerry Rowe COO, Argon ST Col Robert Schwarze Chief, EW and Cyber Warfare Requirements (A5RE), Air Staff, USAF PRODUCTION STAFF Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Christina O’Connor Contact the Editor: (978) 509-1450, Contact the Sales Team Leader: (800) 369-6220, ext. 3385 or (352) 333-3385 Subscription Information: Please contact Glorianne O’Neilin at (703) 549-1600 or e-mail The Journal of Electronic Defense is published for the AOC by Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: (800) 369-6220 • Fax: (352) 331-3525 ©2008 Association of Old Crows/Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of the publisher. Editorial: The articles and editorials appearing in this magazine do not represent an official AOC position, except for the official notices printed in the “Association News” section or unless specifically identified as an AOC position. PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2008/JED-M0908/6562

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