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IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
ENDING SOON: Recruit Members for the AOC Contest
Who can recruit most heavily? Recruit the most new members through August 31 and have a chance to win a 32GB 4th Generation iPod Touch or a Nikon COOLPIX camera (including case, rechargeable battery and a 4GB SDHC card).

Click here for an AOC membership application.
(Application must have the recruiter name filled out. If your recruited member is joining online, please be sure to have him email us your name.)

Any questions concerning the contest please contact the AOC membership department at (703) 549-1600 or oneilin@crows.org.
 
DON'T MISS THE LAST BOOTHS AVAILABLE for the 48th AOC International Symposium & Convention
Due to high demand, AOC has managed to create a few last booths on the show floor for the AOC 48th Annual International Symposium & Convention, November 13-16 in Washington, D.C. Don't let your company miss this last chance to showcase your products and services as the must-attend EW event of the year. Contact Stew Taylor (taylor@crows.org) today.

Registration and room reservations are open now
, so make your plans to attend the AOC 48th Annual International Symposium & Convention. This year's theme of "Victory Through the EMS" will inspire discussions, educational tracks and sessions about strategic uses of the EMS across military operations.

Early-bird registration is open now; reserve your space before September 1 and save on your registration fees!
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SEE THE AGENDA: Maneuvering in Cyberspace and IO: InfowarCon Cyber 2011
The AOC community, in conjunction with Cyber Command, is conducting this conference, September 13-15 in Linthicum Heights, MD. This event brings together professionals from the military, government, industry and academia to discuss the issues related to developing, planning, programming and executing Cyber, EW, OPSEC and deception operations to ensure that DOD is taking full advantage of Cyberspace’s potential.
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PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference
This three-day event, November 29-December 1 in Charleston, SC, will engage all in thought-provoking discussions on a full range of Cyber and Electronic Warfare topics. Experts will provide their insights and facilitate professional dialogues designed to frame the theme of how technology will drive convergence across target sets common to EW, Cyber and IO.
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Agilent Technologies Inc.
MEET THE NEW AOC BOARD MEMBERS: 2011 Election Results
The 2011 AOC Election, held during the month of July, elected new officers for AOC President and the AOC Board of Directors. Most positions will begin in November 2011. The new AOC President begins his term in fall 2012. The AOC welcomes all of the new board members.
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: AOC Chapters of the Year
The AOC is proud to announce winners of its Chapter of the Year awards and to honor those chapters that have experienced the greatest growth in terms of members during the last year.
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ELECTIONS COMING: Rebirth of the Tidewater Crows
The Tidewater Crows are rebuilding into a new, more focused AOC chapter and are preparing to hold elections for the new Board of Directors. If you’ve either moved into the Tidewater area and haven’t transferred your membership, or if you are a current Tidewater Crow and you’d like to run for a position on the Tidewater Crows Board of Directors, contact Dean Longo (longod@raven3group.com) or Greg Kern (gkern@wbbinc.com) in Hampton Roads, or Glorianne O'Neilin at the AOC National HQ (oneilin@crows.org). The elections will take place online on/about August 26.
 
Naylor, LLC
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Is the Forbes EW Blogger Correct?
Last week, Forbes blogger William Pentland posted a controversial blog introducing basic concepts about Electronic Warfare and the fight to control the electro-magnetic spectrum, and highlighted the AOC and the EW School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His most controversial statement: "If one piece of equipment uses a part of the electromagnetic spectrum and another piece of equipment comes too close, one of them will stop working."

Tell us what you think: Did the blogger get it right, or is he misrepresenting EW?
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INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. EW Threatened By Budget Cutting
A clash between the complexity of threats facing the U.S. and the nation’s shrinking resources is under way, but the Pentagon is losing the battle due to the growing cost of equipment and personnel. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Getting Bin Laden – What Really Happened
Shortly after eleven o’clock on the night of May 1, two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters lifted off from Jalalabad Air Field in eastern Afghanistan and embarked on a covert mission into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden. Inside the aircraft were 23 Navy SEALs from Team Six, which is officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DEVGRU. (The New Yorker)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: NGJ and Growler: Maximizing Operational Life
U.S. Navy officials with insight into the Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ) and EA-18G Growler predict a lot of challenges in making them affordable, interoperable and upgradable enough to get the maximum capability out of them for as much as 40-50 years. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Can Darpa Fix the Cybersecurity ‘Problem From Hell?’
There are computer security threats – and then there are computer security nightmares. Put sabotaged circuits firmly in the second category. Last week, retired Gen. Michael Hayden, the former CIA and NSA chief, called the hazard of hacked hardware "the problem from hell." (Wired)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: Tailoring Unmanned Platforms for New Missions
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have established a leading position in modern air power, already performing far more operational hours, compared to any other military aircraft. Typically, UAS fly 2,000 operational hours a year on average, compared to manned fighter jets that perform 200-400 hours per year at a typical military environment. (Defense Update)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: China Launches First Aircraft Carrier
China launched its first aircraft carrier for a maiden run on Wednesday, a step likely to boost patriotic pride at home and jitters abroad about Beijing's naval ambitions. (Reuters)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Trends in Flight-Line Test Gear Include Smaller Equipment, Software-Defined Tasks and Generic Test Sets
Today's flight-line test equipment for commercial and military aircraft is becoming smaller, lighter and more powerful to accomplish increasing amounts of testing at the aircraft, rather than at the depot, as well as increasing its use of software-defined functionality to achieve a growing number of test jobs with one piece of equipment. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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CTT, Inc.
Contract News
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Fort Worth, TX) is being awarded a $535,315,000 advance acquisition contract to provide long lead parts and components required for the manufacture of 38 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft (19 Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft for the Air Force; 4 CTOLs for the government of Italy; 2 CTOLs for the government of Australia; 6 Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps; and 7 Carrier Variant (CV) aircraft for the Navy). Work will be performed in Fort Worth, TX (35 percent); El Segundo, CA (25 percent); Warton, UK (20 percent); Orlando, FL (10 percent); Nashua, NH (5 percent); and Baltimore, MD (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD, is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0083).

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
(McLean, VA) was awarded on Aug. 1 a $23,662,663 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00189-10-C-Z073). Fiscal 2011 Foreign Military Sales incremental funding in the amount of $3,561,919 will be provided under the modification to ensure that performance can continue uninterrupted on Aug. 1, 2011. The contract provides training, education, engineering, technical and management support services for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces under the Foreign Military Sales Program (100 percent). The required services will support management; plans and programs; command, control, communications, computers and intelligence and electronic warfare; naval operations; manpower and personnel management; technical support, logistics and supply; English language training; and special studies. 

Raytheon Co., Network Centric Solutions
(Marlborough, MA) is being awarded a $67,030,102 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus fixed-fee/cost-plus incentive-fee/firm-fixed-price hybrid contract for the procurement of highly specialized engineering services to meet the Navy’s Satellite Communications Program requirements to include, but not limited to, the following systems produced by Raytheon: Extremely High Frequency (EHF); Super High Frequency (SHF) WSC-6 (v)5/7; Global Broadcast Service (GBS); Submarine High Date Rate (SUB HDR); and Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT).

 
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

August 28-September 1: InfowarCon Europe 2011
NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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September 13-15: Maneuvering in Cyberspace and IO: InfowarCon Cyber

Linthicum Heights, MD
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September 13-16: DSEi
London, UK
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November 13-16: 48th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
Washington, D.C.
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November 29-December 1: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference
Charleston, SC
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December 6-7: EW Asia 2011
Singapore
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December 7-8: EW Payloads on RPA's Conference
Nellis and Creech AFBs, Las Vegas, NV
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Clausewitz Technology
Upcoming AOC Courses
August 15-19: Electro-Optics and Infrared (EO/IR) Fundamentals and EO/IR Countermeasures for EW Engineers and Managers Course
Palmdale, CA
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September 11-12: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications
Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD
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September 20-23: ELINT and Modern Signals Course
Alexandria, VA
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October 4-7: System Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)
Alexandria, VA
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November 8-11: Electronic Warfare Update
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 10-11: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-13: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-13: Effectiveness Evaluation of Electronic Self Protection
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 15: Integration of EA and Cyber Attack
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 17-18: Modeling and Simulation
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 17-18: Survey of EW Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Applications and Payloads
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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SRC, Inc.
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