Document: Pentagon’s Electromagnetic Strategy

February 20, 2014 11:43 AM

140206-N-UD469-009The 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.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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