Pentagon implementing new spectrum strategy

The Defense Department is slowly chipping away at 117 separate tasks to implement its Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy, established in October of 2020. The goal of the strategy and its corresponding implementation plan is to help DoD take advantage of 5G and other spectrum frequencies to address an environment that DoD says is increasingly congested, contested and constrained. Vernita Harris is the director of the electromagnetic spectrum enterprise policy and program office, in the DoD’s office of the chief information officer. She tells executive editor Jason Miller about how this new spectrum strategy builds on and advances the 2013 and 2017 strategies.