Electromagnetic Defense Task Force


29 APRIL - 1 MAY 2019

The Electromagnetic Defense Task Force was created to develop holistic, credible defensive and offensive electromagnetic strategies for the United States. It is a network of professionals across the United States government and NATO. The electromagnetic spectrum is a broad area of activity that encompasses invisible energy from telecommunications to directed energy. The task force’s broad mandate is to develop leading edge thought on the challenges and opportunities arising within this domain.



“We must understand how EMS may affect our nation's and partners' ability to deter and develop winning strategies in Space, Air, Land, Sea, and within the realm of Cyber.”

– Lt Gen Steven L. Kwast, Commander, Air Education & Training Command



“Purposefully challenge assumptions, break contemporary thinking, and shed the status quo.”

  – Lt Gen Anthony J. Cotton, Commander and President, Air University