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Why Is SPAWAR Now NAVWAR? Networks & Cyber Warfare

Thursday, June 6, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Barry Rosenberg  |  June 5, 2019  |  Breaking Defense


Nobody will ever have to wonder again whether SPAWAR is pronounced SPAY-war or SPA-war

WASHINGTON: Acknowledging that “information” underlies its mission set, the Navy’s primary developer of information technology systems and satellite communications changed its name from SPAWAR to NAVWAR on Monday–dropping the word “space” from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and rebranding itself as the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson made the announcement Monday in a two-minute video posted to the SPAWAR website. “We have been on a steady drumbeat since the issuance of the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority (in 2016) to further normalize information warfare into the way we do operations and warfighting in the Navy,” he said. “This new name more accurately describes the full totality of the mission, supporting naval warfare — from seabed to space.” READ MORE...

With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.