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The Army's Tactical Network Must Support Intelligence and Electronic Warfare

Monday, March 2, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Kimberly Underwood  |  March 1, 2020  |  Signal Magazine


The ability to provide deep sensing for long-range fires, confront improvised explosive devices, increase the survivability of aircraft, protect forces, and conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, all hinges on an advanced tactical network on the battlefield.

As the U.S. Army pursues its Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) concept, Brig. Gen. Robert Collins, USA, program executive officer (PEO) Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S), is making sure that the components of the ITN reflect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); electronic warfare; and sensor needs. He is working closely with the Network Cross-Functional Team (CFT), which is charged with modernizing the Army’s digital platform.

“We directly map to the Network CFT because all of our intelligence has to seamlessly ride over the network,” Gen. Collins says. 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.