The following is the recently released Pentagon Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy.
Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) access is a prerequisite for modern military operations. DoD’s growing requirements to gather, analyze, and share information rapidly; to control an increasing number of automated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets; to command geographically dispersed and mobile forces to gain access into denied areas; and to “train as we ﬁght” requires that DoD maintain suﬃcient spectrum access.
Additionally, adversaries are aggressively developing and ﬁelding electronic attack (EA) and cyberspace technologies that sig-niﬁcantly reduce the ability of DoD to access the spectrum and conduct military operations.
Concurrently, the global wireless broadband industry’s demand for spectrum is driven by consumer demand for greater mobility and better data access. These competing requirements for ﬁnite spectrum resources have changed the spectrum landscape, nationally and internationally, for the foreseeable future. Going forward, our national leaders will be challenged to make decisions that balance national security with economic interests.