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Course #515-14-MCSD-1

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) and Spectrum Supportability (SS) for Program Managers

Dates: Nov-20-2013 - Nov-20-2013


San Diego Convention Center

San Diego, CA

Hours: 8:30am-12:30pm

$300 Government AFCEA Member
$400 Government Non Member
$400 Non-Government AFCEA Member
$500 Non-Government Non Member

Note: Designed specifically for non-technical personnel in the program management and acquisition communities.

Course Description:

As electronic systems have evolved, they have become more complex, and electromagnetic environmental effects and spectrum supportability requirements have become critical factors in the ability to employ military systems and platforms effectively. Reductions in the number of military platforms and personnel and increased reliance on technology means that controlling electromagnetic environmental effects on weapon systems is critical to future U.S. military success. Not accounting for E3 and spectrum supportability during systems design, production, and integration can result in degraded systems performance, program schedule delays, and funding issues. The objectives of this course are to give attendees an awareness of how electromagnetic environmental effects and spectrum supportability concerns impact systems acquisition and to provide an understanding of the tasks that must be undertaken during the acquisition process to ensure compatibility.


Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) and Spectrum Supportability (SS) for Program Managers is a one-day course that introduces Program Office and acquisition personnel to the proper ways to consider (E3) and Spectrum Supportability (SS) concerns in the DoD systems acquisition process.

Anyone in government or industry whose responsibilities involve the acquisition or fielding of DoD weapons platforms and systems, including any command, control, communications, computers, or other electronic systems can benefit. This course requires no extensive engineering education or experience. Current Military and Civilian EMC experts can also benefit from the continuously updated information in the broad range of E3 and SS topics covered in this course.



  •  Introduction
  •  EMI Problems
  •  Joint Vision 2020
  •  Definitions
  •  Policy and Directives
  •  Acquisition Reform
  •  Commercial Items/NDI
  •  Requirements Verification
  •  Operational Test & Evaluation
  •  Specialty Areas
    •  HERO
    •  Modeling & Simulation
  •  Organizational Structures & Capabilities
  •  Integrated Program Teams (IPTs)
  •  E3 and the Acquisition Processes


  • Basics – What is Spectrum?
    • Technical Introduction
    • Definitions
  • Spectrum Supportability
  • Spectrum Management
    • History of Regulation
    • DoD Use of Spectrum
    • Organizations
  • Spectrum Issues
    • Threats
    • Host Nation
    • Commercial Items
    • Technology
  • The Bottom Line


Matt Grenis from DISA’s Joint Spectrum Center and Brian Farmer, EMC Management Concepts.

Mr. Grenis has over 20 years of acquisition and engineering experience in the field of electromagnetic environmental effects, working for the Naval Air Systems Command and the Joint Spectrum Center.  He currently manages JSC’s E3 Awareness and Education programs for the JSC’s Research, Development and Acquisition Division (J5), which consists primarily of developing and delivering E3 and SM related courses for acquisition and operational personnel and the development and maintenance of an E3 and SS educational materials on the Spectrum and E3 Compliance Special Interest Area of the website.

Mr. Farmer has over 20 years of contract support experience in the areas of platform E3 engineering and management.  He currently provides E3 program management support to several Navy offices and the Joint Spectrum Center.  He leads contract efforts to develop and deliver E3 and Spectrum Supportability training to the acquisition community.



AFCEA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call (703) 631-6130 or email the PDC outlining requirements.


AFCEA will confirm that a course session is a "go" no later than Nov-06-2013, 14 days prior to the start date of the course. Please see the PDC FAQ for additional course cancellation details.


Please see the PDC FAQ for registration cancellation instructions and other PDC policies.

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