NPS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Philip Pace welcomes attendees from the Swedish Armed Forces to the latest Technologies for Information Operations (TIO) short course, Oct. 23. One of the longest running workshops on campus, the three-week TIO offers a unique professional development opportunity for U.S. international partners in multiple areas of information operations and research.
“Nearly every year since 1996, the NPS Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare (CJSEW), part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, has sponsored an international three-week technical workshop titled Technologies for Information Operations (TIO),” explained Pace. “As a leader in electronic and information warfare, the CJSEW has developed the TIO course based on recent research and development in electronic warfare and information operations.”
This year’s attendees are all members of the Swedish Navy. Tailored to the needs of U.S. international partners, the workshop has been host to several countries in past years, including Norway, Denmark, India, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Taiwan, Germany, Chile, Thailand, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Serbia and Indonesia.
“As an integral part of the Swedish Defense College curriculum, the course this year covers maritime technology and techniques that are important for tomorrow's warfighters,” said Pace. “Examples include low probability of intercept sensors, electronic intelligence receivers, digital RF memories, combat modeling and wargaming, and unmanned systems and air defense.
“This exchange of electronic defense technology and defense-relevant education with the international community allows us all to share in the ability to maintain ultimate readiness in coalition warfighting,” Pace added.