Department of Defense (DOD)

An UH-60 Blackhawk flies multiple passes at different altitudes over the runway during a series of 5G avionics tests March 2, 2022, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A 5G mobile test station was used during the testing as part of demonstration to implement 5G technologies without compromising the safety of military and civilian aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Pentagon, telecom industry’s battle over spectrum symptomatic of a troubled system

The U.S. military uses a part of the mid-band spectrum to operate its radars, satellites, navigation systems and more. Now wireless companies want that same spectrum to…
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Glover, 15th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, installs the omni-directional antenna on the portable operations network integrator during an innovation demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 18, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Defense Acquisition University pilots look to provide measurement of DOD’s innovation readiness

With the Innovate to Win initiative, DAU hopes to be able to provide a more accurate look into the innovation readiness level of the Pentagon's workforce.
Two members of the 216th Space Control Squadron (SPCS) set up antennas as part of a ‘Honey Badger System’ during BLACK SKIES 22 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022. The 216 SPCS specializes in electromagnetic warfare and is participating in the Space Training and Readiness Command’s (STARCOM) BLACK SKIES 22, along with numerous other units spanning from California to Colorado. The first of its kind, BLACK SKIES 22 is a live simulation exercise designed to rehearse the command and control of multiple joint electronic warfare fires. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

DOD too slow in fielding EW capabilities, prominent congressman says

Despite progress in reinvigorating attention to the electromagnetic spectrum, Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) believes the military is still too slow in fielding capabilities.