Joshua Weaver is the Director of Spectrum Initiatives and Analysis for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. His office sponsors and oversees research and development activities to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) operations. This includes exploring technologies, tools, and processes that improve the DoD’s ability to sense, communicate, and achieve effects in congested, constrained, contested, or otherwise complex EMS environments. Mr. Weaver also serves as the technical authority for the Spectrum Forward Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the National Spectrum Consortium, a flexible and collaborative contracting vehicle for executing the Department’s spectrum and 5G/Future-G initiatives. He is the Program Manager for the Spectrum Access Research and Development Program which leveraged this OTA to achieve significant advancements in dynamic spectrum access, distributed sensing, interference mitigation, and other technologies that enhance the functionality and survivability of DoD EMS operations in increasingly dynamic EMS environments.
Mr. Weaver co-chairs the Capabilities Working Group under the EMS Senior Steering Group which focuses on activities pertaining to Goal #1 of the EMS Superiority Strategy which is to “Develop Superior EMS Capabilities.” He also serves on the Department of Defense Special Spectrum Council to ensure National policy decisions regarding spectrum are sufficiently informed on DoD spectrum needs and the art of the possible in-spectrum sharing.