Engagement Theater 2: Solving Tomorrow’s Spectrum Challenges Today (DSO)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us as DISA spectrum leaders detail DSO’s efforts to solve tomorrow’s spectrum challenges today.
The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) transcends all warfighting domains and enables mission execution within each- it is a critical battlespace in its own right, where DoD must conduct fires, maneuver, and communicate to achieve dominance in the presence of ever-increasing military and civilian use.
Mr. Christopher Argo, Director for the Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO), provides remarks on why DSO, what DSO is doing to solve DoD challenges and examples of how DSO is addressing the challenges to enable EMS Superiority and Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
Mr. Howard McDonald, Branch Chief, Advanced Access Initiatives Branch, Strategic Planning Division will address spectrum access, sharing and maneuver efforts, and the progression of those efforts from human-in-the-loop to human-on-the-loop, and will connect these efforts to the broader concept of the command and control of the EMS.
Col Johnson, Director of the DSO Joint Spectrum Center, will address efforts to provide global EMS education, training, expertise and capability to Combatant Commands and warfighters. Col Johnson will also highlight the need to continue to modernize existing EMS capabilities, while on-boarding state-of-the-art EMS technologies aimed at advancing leader’s ability to make C2 decisions at the speed of relevance.
Finally, Mr. Alan Rosner, Program Manager for the Global Electromagnetic Spectrum Information Environment (GEMSIS) and Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) program, will provide the program objectives for EMBM. EMBM is being developed to provide C2 of the EMS and is being integrated with the JADC2 effort. EMBM is critical to implementing the DoD’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy to ensure our forces maintain EMS superiority.