Accession Number : ADA314872

Title :   Information Age Partnership DoD Airwaves and the Microchip.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 95-Aug 96,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sulick, Joseph E.

PDF Url : ADA314872

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This paper focuses on DoD electromagnetic spectrum management and its significance to warfighting operations. It's about why spectrum is important to the nation's economy and how DoD elements compete with the private sector for this limited resource; it's about how DoD handles spectrum management in accordance with national and international laws; and it's about structure. The issue centers on how to do DoD spectrum management business better. The effort to consolidate all Service spectrum management elements under the Joint Staff continues to evolve in an uncertain direction, meeting stiff resistance in every corner of Service turf. The trend toward commercial systems will further compound the problem because of international laws that govern the spectrum. The threat of intrusion to spectrum-dependent military and commercial information systems also poses a significant risk to national security. Finally, this paper is about the need to expand this single joint entity concept one step further to aid the warfighter - the need to form a partnership between spectrum management, under J6 oversight, and information warfare, under J3 oversight, to aid command and control warfare (C2W), a supporting military strategy that implements information warfare on the battlefield and enhances the chances of success for the Joint Force Commander. As personnel resources diminish, individual performance must be optimized. The rebalancing of these critical functional areas into a joint partnership is essential to insure best value and best results to reduce the fog and friction of war and the vulnerability of DoD information systems.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA, WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMMERCE, RISK, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, HUMAN RESOURCES, BATTLEFIELDS, RESISTANCE, VULNERABILITY, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, FRICTION, INTRUSION, INTERNATIONAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE