Friday, May 8, 2009


On the Ground: Forces Train Iraqis to Manage Radio Waves, Information Security

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2009 – U.S. forces in Iraq increasingly are focused on training Iraqis to be self-sufficient, and most recently that training has brought Iraqis closer to managing their communications frequencies, information security and automotive maintenance.

Fourteen students drawn from Iraq’s ministries of Communications, Defense and Interior and from the Communications and Media Commission graduated from a course on electromagnetic spectrum management taught by members of the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency's Joint Spectrum Center based in Annapolis, Md. The spectrum provides a finite number of frequencies to enable communications and technologies such as radar and weapons systems.

Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq’s communications directorate conducted the course for select Iraqi frequency managers who learned how to use, operate, manage, and maintain client-server hardware and software associated with Spectrum XXI, a spectrum-management software application the coalition gave to the Iraqi government.

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory Brundidge, co-chair of the Security Agreement Joint Committee on Spectrum Management, presented the students with their course certificates of completion. He reminded them that good stewardship and cooperation between Iraqi ministries was an important part of their new roles as frequency managers.

"Frequencies have to be managed, and you have to coordinate, and that takes teamwork,"...

Despite what you read in the msm, these kind of projects are a daily event. You can read more of this B*N*S*N here

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