Tag Archives: Electromagnetic Spectrum

House Subcommittee Schedules FY 2022 NDAA Markup

Capitol Hill

The House Armed Services’ cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee is set to meet Wednesday for the markup of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022. The subpanel's proposed NDAA would direct the secretary of the Department of Defense to launch a five-year pilot program to help advance the transition of DOD's science and technology initiatives into full-scale implementation.

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Air Combat Command Stands up New Spectrum Warfare Team; Maj. Gen. Case Cunningham Quoted

Spectrum Warfare

Air Combat Command (ACC) has activated a new unit that will focus on efforts to boost the U.S. military's advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum. ACC's new 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing (SWW) stood up last Friday to deliver technologies that bolster the U.S. forces' competitive edge in electronic warfare. 

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DOD Deputy CIO Frederick Moorefield Highlights Need U.S. to Join International Spectrum Policies Development

Frederick Moorefield

Frederick Moorefield, deputy chief information officer (CIO) of the Department of Defense (DOD), said Chinese, Russian and other near-peer countries' push for the development of electromagnetic warfare capabilities is one of the principal reasons why the U.S. should renew its engagement with the development of international law regarding telecommunications standards.

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Perspecta Labs Receives $8.1M in Contracts to Develop 5G Smart Warehouse; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a pair of contracts with a ceiling value of $8.1 million over three years to Perspecta Labs to work on the U.S. Navy’s 5G Smart Warehouse reported on Wednesday. Perspecta Labs will create an end-to-end security solution for a 5G connection between devices and logistic servers.

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Congress Holds Hearing On DOD Electromagnetic Spectrum Capability Weaknesses

U.S. Congress

A panel of experts stated at a hearing before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems that the U.S. military must better integrate electromagnetic spectrum operations throughout its ranks to succeed against U.S. adversaries. C4ISRNET reported the panel’s statements on Monday. 

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FCC to Support NSF Spectrum Innovation Initiative; Sean Jones Quoted

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to support the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Initiative by signing a memorandum of agreement with NSF and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). FCC will also work with NSF and NTIA to establish the country’s first National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research through the initiative.

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Gen. John Hyten on Key Factors to Effective DoD Electromagnetic Strategy

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said that joint-service capabilities and industry partnerships will help drive the Department of Defense’s (DoD) electromagnetic spectrum strategy. Other key factors that Hyten highlighted include effective joint-based governance and sufficient resources for the U.S. Strategic Command.

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GAO: DoD Should Establish Oversight Processes, Assign Leadership to Implement EMS Strategy


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has offered five recommendations to help the Department of Defense (DoD) implement its latest strategy for addressing challenges related to the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) and ensure superiority in EMS. The Pentagon chief should designate clear responsibility to a senior official to initiate action for the long-term implementation of the 2020 EMS strategy. 

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Col. William Young: Air Force’s Spectrum Warfare Unit to Focus on Software-Defined Tech

Col. William Young

Col. William Young, incoming commander of the U.S. Air Force's 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, has said the new component will focus on expanding the use of software-defined technologies for electronic warfare applications. The electromagnetic spectrum warfare wing is slated to go live in March under the Air Force Warfare Center’s oversight.

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Air Force Looks to Create Electromagnetic Spectrum Warfare Wing in 2021

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) plans to establish a new wing that will focus on warfare operations involving the electromagnetic spectrum by March 2021. The 355th Spectrum Warfare Wing will fall under the oversight of the Air Force Warfare Center. Col. William Young, former commander of the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group, will head the new Air Force component.

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