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ass oci a ti o n n e ws RECAP FROM THE INTELLIGIZING EW OPERATIONS CONFERENCE By Craig Harm AOC, in partnership with the National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) conducted an “Intelligizing EW Operations” conference. This was a sequel to last year’s AOC “Operationalizing Intelligence for Electronic Warfare in the 21st Century” conference. Taking a task from Maj Gen Tom Andersen, USAF, the focus was how to reintegrate and revitalize intelligence in EW mission areas in an economically austere environment. Titled “Intelligent EW Operations: Bringing Congruency to the EW Enterprise,” this year’s conference was held at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Crystal City, VA, August 10-11. The goal of the conference was to initiate community wide (intelligence, operators and systems developers) communications so that everyone can do their individual jobs more efficiently and effectively, and in the process, improve overall effectiveness for the EW community. With this goal in mind, the conference had the following major objectives: 1. Enable the EW community to influence and plan for the future intelligence need of the next 10 years through a better understanding of intelligence analysis priorities, resources and processes; 2. Enable system developers to influence efforts to apply new technologies and prepare for the system need of the next 10 years through a better understanding of intelligence analysis priorities, resources and processes; 3. Enable the intelligence community to focus their efforts to better integrate with the EW community needs through a better understanding of system development and operational priorities and requirements; 4. Learn how to influence the intelligence priorities, resources and activities of EW intelligence analysis; and 5. Advance the formation of the EW Intelligence/Mission Data community of interest (COI). The EW enterprise is now more dependent on, and driven by, intelligence than ever before. This integration becomes even more significant in light of recent DOD resourcing trends. To build a stronger more efficient enterprise, the EW community gained a more in-depth knowledge of the intelligence analysis process and better integration of intelligence into the totality of the community. Through this better understanding of intelligence analysis, it’s resourcing and prioritization systems and the tools and methods used to conduct the analysis, we can achieve full integration of intelligence into the EW community. Comprised of a wide and diverse cross-section of organizations and functions throughout the EW enterprise, the speaker line-up included representatives from key intelligence community organizations, scientific and technical intelligence analysts, program offices, the services, the space community, the coast guard and the modeling and simulation community. Mr. Marty DeWing (Chief, Community Enterprise Operations of DIA’s Directorate for Analysis) provided a stepping off point with his discussion of the methodology and system the intelligence community uses to integrate prioritized analysis into the resourcing and analysis. His discussion highlighted the multitude of guidance documents and systems used and the importance of getting these into the system. He provided direct and focused recommendations for the EW community to follow in getting its intelligence shortfalls addressed including building a village of proponents from the COCOMS, Services, intelligence organizations and acquisition communities to specifically address EW intelligence shortfalls. The shortfalls need to be aligned with COCOM integrated priority lists, service POM submissions and Joint Staff capability gaps. He also talked about the importance of the National Intelligence Manager’s role and how they impact the National Intelligence Priority Framework. As part of the intelligence community architecture, each of the services have a center specializing in scientific and technical analysis. Presentations from NASIC, MSIC and the Army emphasized the impact of technology advancements in EW systems whose performance is The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2011 61 continued on page 62

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2011

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
RF EW Program Forecast
EW Ideas and Innovation
Technology Survey: Portable and Flightline EW Testers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

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