Rick Larsen

From the office of:

Rick Larsen


From: The Honorable Rick Larsen
Sent By:

Date: 3/2/2017

The Electronic Warfare Working Group

invites you to an educational briefing series on

Spectrum Operations and the Third Offset Strategy

Dear Colleague:

As co-chairs of the Electronic Warfare Working Group, we write to invite you to a briefing series which will familiarize policymakers and staff with key issues relating to electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) operations under the DoD Third Offset Strategy.

The Third Offset Strategy is a DoD initiative to maintain and expand military superiority over competitors through development of new technologies and new operational concepts.   This briefing series is an opportunity to explore separate but interrelated
concepts central to the Third Offset Strategy, including EMS operations, directed energy, and electronic warfare.  Participants will gain perspectives from industry and think tanks on key issues which Congress will likely address in the months ahead.  Please
mark your calendars for:

February 15: Fundamentals of Directed Energy (presented with Directed Energy Caucus)

Guest: Mark Gunzinger, CSBA

Rayburn 2167

1:00-2:00 PM

February 21: Introduction to Spectrum and Electronic Warfare

Guest: Jesse “Judge” Bourque, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.), Director, EMS-Cyber-Influence Operations Policy and Strategy, Expression Networks LLC

            Rayburn 2253

10:00-11:00 AM


February 24: Understanding the Third Offset Strategy

Guest: Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, CSBA

Rayburn 2253

11:00 AM-12:00 PM


March 3: Industry Perspectives on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and Third Offset

 Guest: John Knowles, Editor-in-Chief, Association of Old Crows Journal of Electronic Defense

 Rayburn 2253

 11:00 AM-12:00 PM


As Congress prepares to consider a defense budget and important policy reforms, we hope you can join us for this timely briefing series.  Please RSVP to either Michael Tehrani (
with Rep. Scott or J.Z. Golden ( with Rep. Larsen.







Austin Scott                                                                Rick Larsen

Member of Congress                                                   Member of Congress


The Electronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG) is composed of members interested in issues relating to electronic warfare and operations in the electromagnetic spectrum domain.  Through briefings and outreach, the EWWG seeks to educate policymakers about
the importance of electronic warfare to our national security.