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Air Combat Command Intending to Integrate Cyber, ISR Ops Through 24th, 25th Air Forces Merger

Air Combat Command will combine this summer its 24th and 25th air forces to integrate cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, the Air Force reported Thursday. “The merger of 24th and 25th is the next step in leveraging and integrating new ideas and technologies to both improve the quality and speed of decision-making and deliver improved effects for commanders,” said Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command.

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Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty: Army Cyber Command Focuses on Network, Info Warfare Capability Development

Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, head of Army Cyber Command, said ARCYBER prioritizes building and maintaining critical networks and information warfare capabilities to counter agile enemies, DVIDS reported Wednesday. The Department of Defense Information Network is “the most important, the most complex, weapons system DoD employees are operating 24/7,” Fogarty said during his keynote address at the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association’s 2019 Army Signal Conference in Springfield, Va on Wednesday. 

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Army Creating Initial EW Brigade Combat Teams by 2020

The U.S. Army is deploying electronic warfare prototype systems to its pilot unit intended to be a part of EW platoons that the service wants to establish within military intelligence companies, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. The Army is working on an organizational framework for its 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis in Washington that will be implemented by future brigade combat teams.

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Army Holds Electronic Warfare Exercise for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team

The U.S. Army held a training exercise at Fort Bliss testing new electronic warfare systems and methodologies. The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team's 2nd Infantry and 1st Armored divisions tried out the VROD Modular Adaptive Transmit, Sabre Fury and Raven Claw platforms to learn parts integration and discover the systems' capabilities, the military service said Wednesday.

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CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Complex Wargames to Explore Cyber, Information Warfare

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson wants the U.S. Navy to expand wargames to include cyber and information warfare tactics to deter the rapidly changing capabilities of adversaries in the battlefield, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The call comes during the growing efforts of other service branches to incorporate multi-domain operations into their wargaming.

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Army Employs New EW Tool to Improve Planning, Coordination in the Field

U.S. Army Europe is exploring a new electronic warfare tool designed to assist troops conduct command and control of direct connect, non-networked sensors in the field. The new Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool was deployed by the Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors to help USAREUR meet its EW needs, according to a report by the Pentagon's Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. 

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GAO Develops Four Categories for Long-Range National Security Threats

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that divides into four categories 26 long-range threats to U.S. national security identified by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State. Those categories are dual-use technologies; weapons; events and demographic changes; and political and military advancements of adversaries, GAO said Thursday.

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Air Force to Unveil Electronic Warfare Study in January

The U.S. Air Force plans to announce the latest findings of its year-long study that explored how the military can protect its equipment and data from emerging global threats on electromagnetic spectrum in January, Military.com reported Monday. Senior service officials will discuss the findings at the Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., according to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson.

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Air Force Nears Completion of EW Technology Gap Study

The U.S. Air Force is almost finished with its one-year study on electronic warfare technologies and is expected to submit its final report in January next year, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. Gen. Stephen Wilson, USAF vice chief of staff, told reporters the same day that the results reflect the service branch's lag in the EW area.

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