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Cyber Electromagnetic Activity 2016
October 17, 2016 @ 08:00 - October 20, 2016 @ 17:00 EDT
Achieving Overmatch through the Convergence of Cyber, Signal,
Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, and Space Capabilities.
This upcoming October will mark 15 years of persistent conflict where the Army has enjoyed a distinct technological advantage in its fight against terrorism and in the conduct of counter-insurgency operations. Today, we are on the brink of a new era of great power competition conflict. With a resurgent Russia and an escalating China, a civil war in Syria with international implications, and Iran and North Korea steadily flexing their military presence, all are forces to be reckoned with. All are employing advanced electronic warfare and cyber capabilities at a rapid rate. Given these recent developments from prospective near-peer adversaries, the Army cannot afford to “wait until the wolf is at the door” and must prioritize maintaining overmatch. Easier said than done. Limited resources dictate an innovative approach to the problem. The answer lies in the effective enterprise capability convergence of cyber, signal, electronic warfare, intelligence, information operations, and space capabilities to ensure cyberspace dominance while simultaneously denying the same advantage to adversaries. The idea of capability convergence as a combat multiplier is the basis for this year’s conference theme.