EW: DOD releases electronic warfare strategy to stakeholders

To Inform is to Influence

By Sean D. Carberry

Jun 22, 2017

While cyber’s star has been on the rise in national security circles, the Pentagon’s electronic warfare capabilities have languished. That must change, said one senior official.

Bill Conley, the deputy director of the Pentagon’s year-and-a-half-old Office of Electronic Warfare, said that for the last 25 years, the U.S. has failed to keep up as adversaries have made great strides in electronic warfare capabilities. And that is why the Defense Department developed a new electronic warfare strategy, he told the audience at an Air Force Association discussion.

“Domain superiority, be it land, air, sea, space, cyberspace, is effectively really predicated upon the ability to have superiority or control in the electromagnetic spectrum,” he said.

Adversaries have studied the U.S. and recognized that if they can disrupt or degrade the ability of warfighters to sense and flow data, they can gain a tactical advantage. That…

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