On July 18, Army leaders discussed their newly released SIGINT Strategy at the Association of Old Crows (AOC) SIGINT Industry Partnership Project (IPP) event entitled “Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT” on Capitol Hill. Representative Jody Hice (GA-10) hosted a panel discussion moderated by AOC Board of Director member Michael Ryan and featuring LTG Scott Berrier, Deputy Chief of Staff (G-2), LTG Stephen Fogarty, Commanding General, Army Cyber Command, MG Robert Walters, Commanding General, Intelligence Center of Excellence, BG Jennifer Buckner, HDQA, DCS G-3/5/7, Director, DAMO-CY, and Mr. Alex Cochran, Senior Cryptologic Advisor, US Army Intelligence and Security Command. The panelists discussed the then-newly released Army SIGINT Strategy and how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/Cyber requirements, training, and organization. The Army is making significant progress, but there remain key challenges to address and opportunities on which to capitalize to have a decisive advantage in future warfare.
Mr. Kevin Sherman, SES, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUS-D[I]), Military Intelligence Program Resources, gave his thoughts on the discussion at the Industry Solutions Forum immediately following the SIGINT IPP panel. He spoke on the need for a mix of low-end and high-end intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems to maintain a competitive edge against peer and near-peer competitors. His remarks were followed by a showcase of SIGINT technologies from IPP Partners and exhibiting companies.
Subsequent to the event the AOC has produced an Issue Brief with further details that can be found in its entirety if you click here.