Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox wants to see electronic warfare become a broader concern across DoD. (Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)
A new Department of Defense directive calls for integrating electronic warfare into a wide spectrum of military activities.
Electronic warfare would be integrated into "operations and planning efforts across the range of military operations, specifically in conventional operations and in Irregular Warfare, Information Operations, Space Operations, Cyberspace Operations, and Navigation Warfare," said the directive from Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox.
The directive also calls for incorporating "EW capabilities, tactics, techniques, and procedures into joint exercises and training regimes to the maximum extent possible."
The directive specifies the duties, as they pertain to electronic warfare, of various senior leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and combatant commanders, DISA and the Department of Defense's Chief Information Officer.