ABSTRACT

Electromagnetic Defense Task Force 2.0: 2019 Report   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "In 2018, the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) was created to undertake an audacious effort to holistically understand challenges and opportunities facing militaries and societies in an age increasingly dominated by the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), a broad area of activity characterized by the visible and invisible movement of light and energy. The task force was a triage response to an enterprise-wide knowledge deficiency about the criticality of issues confronting the United States and its allies as every aspect of modern society becomes increasingly reliant on the EMS. [...] During the second summit held 29 April-1 May 2019, more than 220 fellows participated in a series of TTXs [tabletop exercise] (or war games) organized into four tracks: (1) electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO), (2) high-powered electronics and microwaves (HPEM)/DE [directed energy]/spectrum management, (3) EMP [electromagnetic pulse] and GMD [geomagnetic disturbance], and (4) quantum and 5G technologies. In total, 17 teams formed, including two special teams to address nuclear power station vulnerabilities and analyze commercial reports and data generated by the electric power industry."

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LeMay Paper No. 4
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Date:
2019-08
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Public Domain
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Air University (U.S.) Press: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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Electromagnetic Defense Task Force Summit. National Capital Region. April 29 - May 1, 2019
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