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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Eyes Electromagnetic Spectrum as New Warfare Domain

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said his office will develop a draft policy that would establish electromagnetic spectrum as the sixth warfare domain, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Halvorsen announced the plan in compliance with the Joint Concept for Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations that U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, approved in March.

JCEMSO provides insights on how the joint force will achieve “EMS superiority” and work in EMS operating environments in the future, according to Halvorsen’s statement obtained by Breaking Defense.

“The department understands that EMS superiority is a crucial enabler to achieving superiority in all other domains and must be considered a prerequisite to all successful operations,” the DoD CIO said.

Halvorsen noted that his office will also lead efforts to review requirements and potential impacts of the enactment of a policy that would designate EMS as a new domain.

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