December is that time when we pause to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the last 12 months while also looking ahead and preparing for the challenges to come in the new year. One certainly sees that theme in many of this issue’s features.
At the end of 2011, a few months after he assumed office as the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert first shared with Proceedings readers his thoughts on the future of the Navy. During the course of 2012 the CNO has taken the opportunity to continue his dialogue with us. His July article “Payloads over Platforms” gained especially wide attention, with numerous defense pundits speculating on whether it contained unspoken messages concerning expensive programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter. Now, as another year comes to a close, Admiral Greenert returns to our pages with a subject that’s front and center on his mind for 2013: the electromagnetic spectrum and cyber warfare.