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IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
INFOWARCON CYBER 2011: Direct Access to Key USCYBERCOM Senior Leaders
The AOC community, in conjunction with U.S. 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. Learn how DOD is partnering with the private sector to enable a whole-of-government cybersecurity strategy and rapid technological innovation. Meet with USCYBERCOM leaders and IO/Cyber subject-matter experts in our nightly casual networking sessions, and check out the latest IO/Cyber capabilities and technologies on display by our conference sponsors and exhibitors.
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REGISTER BY FRIDAY AND SAVE: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications Course, September 11-12
Take advantage of this two-day course, prior to the 2011 InfowarCon Cyber conference at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD. This survey course will discuss fundamental characteristics of electromagnetic energy, EW targeting principles, wireless network technology and standards, distinctions between the EMS and Cyberspace, directed energy, and the convergence of EA and Cyber attack effects. Register before Friday, September 2 for a discounted rate!

This great new course is taught by AOC member Lynn Berg. Berg is a retired USAF Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) who currently works in the areas of Electronic Warfare education and training. He has military experience in self-protection EW in B-52s and support Electronic Attack with EC-130 Compass Call, and he was Assistant Director of Operations and an instructor at the Air Force’s Electronic Warfare Schoolhouse. He served as the Education and Training Branch Chief at the Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC) in San Antonio.
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SHARE Your 9/11 Story
As the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks nears, the AOC would like to capture your stories for posterity. Where were you on 9/11/2001? How were you affected? How did the tragic events of that day change the landscape for EW and global defense? Was that day so profound that you were compelled to enter the services after the attacks? Help educate tomorrow's warriors and salute the sacrifices of our service members that ensure our freedom.

We also will be collecting samples and building a special eCrow to share community-wide. If you have any questions on sharing, please contact Norm Balchunas at Balchunas@crows.org. Thank you for sharing this with your fellow patriots.
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WHAT IS A CROW: See the YouTube Video
Our new YouTube video gives an animated answer to the question: What is a Crow?
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DISCOUNTS END TODAY: Register Now for the 48th AOC International Symposium & Convention
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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JOIN EXPERT DR. RICHARD WILEY for ELINT and Modern Signals Course, September 20-23 in Alexandria, VA
Learn about current methods, future problems and possible solutions to ELINT challenges. This course focuses on signal interception, signal processing and signal analysis – especially as applied to modern radar signals. Attendees will learn first-hand about ELINT by working exercises designed to bring out the practical aspects of the theories presented. The course uses an ELINT book written by the instructor, Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D., as well as additional material. Dr. Wiley has been an instructor in George Washington University’s Continuing Education program, for RAS, Inc., ATI, Inc., and for the Association of Old Crows (AOC).
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Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for Systems Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering Course, October 4-7
EW professionals involved in designing extremely complex systems should plan to attend the Systems Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering Course – October 4-7, 2011 at the AOC headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Also, for this course only, we are offering a special discounted rate for groups of two (2) or more employees from the same company as follows:

  • From two (2) to the first five (5) registrants = $200 off the full registration fee per person
  • Six (6) or more registrants = $300 off the full registration price

The regular (non-discounted) fees received on or before September 26 are: AOC member = $2,000 and Non-member = $2,200. Please note that to receive the discounted group rate the registration forms must be sent at the same time. Register now to take advantage of this offer. 

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later life cycles. Systems engineering and MBSE are employed wherever the solution to be designed is a complex system. This course is a heavy-duty engineering treatise designed for the next generation of EW professionals, who will need to be fluent in MBSE. It is taught by Dr. John Borky, who has more than 40 years in technical and leadership positions in electronic technology, avionics systems, and architecture and engineering for information-enabled systems and enterprises. Dr. Borky is a leader in the development and application of MBSE and has instructed courses on the subject at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
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REGISTER NOW: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference, November 29-December 1
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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Naylor, LLC
WELCOME NEW AOC INDUSTRY MEMBER: ClearanceJobs.com
ClearanceJobs.com, a security-cleared professional career network, has joined the AOC as a small industry member. Learn more about it by clicking the link below.
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WELCOME NEW AOC INDUSTRY MEMBER: EADS North America
EADS North America of Arlington, VA, has joined the AOC as a medium group member. Learn more about it by clicking the link below.
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REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 5: Patriot's Roost: Ninth Annual Fall Conference and Social
Plan now to attend Patriot's Roost's Ninth Annual Fall Conference and Social, Monday, September 12, at the Wentworth-By-The-Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa in New Castle, NH. The event focuses on Network Centric Operations. Register by September 5 to attend.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Charlie Yankee Roost Marine Air Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare Symposium, September 27-28
Plan now to attend the Cherry Point Roost's Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Electronic Warfare Symposium, September 27-28 at MCAS Cherry Point. The two-day symposium is designed to foster dialogue between the Marine Corps EW community and the industry on the planned way forward for Marine Corps EW.
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: Workforce One of Three Keys to Army's Cyber Future
The Spectrum workforce faces challenges attracting the best and brightest engineers and technicians; the kind of talent that has been DOD’s hallmark. The competition is similar to that faced by Cyber forces – how to attract and motivate young leaders in a competitive marketplace.

Participate in the education discussion at the InfowarCon Cyber Conference, September 13-15, in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Less than a year after it first became operational, the Army's Cyber Command is facing one of the same challenges that the rest of the military services and many civilian agencies are up against: recruiting and retaining a workforce that can fight in and defend Cyberspace. (Federal News Radio)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Shaping an Economy of Force: A USMC F-18 Pilot on the F-35B
For Captain Wittel, an experienced F-18 pilot, the capabilities of several assets deployed off of the carrier are embodied in a single plane, the F-35. You can go from a fleet to a cockpit to shape electronic warfare and related mission sets. (SLDinfo)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: Chinese State Media Reveals PLA's Cyber Attack Efforts
China's state-run broadcaster, CCTV, may have proven that the Chinese regime engages in Cyber warfare. The station aired a program in July that appears to show that the regime's military is actively involved in attacking dissident websites hosted overseas.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: China Military Continues Taiwan Focus, Pentagon Report Says
China has kept its military’s focus on Taiwan even as it is "contending with a growing array of missions," according to the Pentagon’s latest assessment of China’s military power. (Bloomberg)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Turkey Holds Fighter Talks With S. Koreans, Swedes
Turkey has held separate talks with aeronautical officials from South Korea and Sweden for possible cooperation in the design, development and production of a new fighter aircraft in the next decade, a senior procurement official said. (Defense News)
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CTT, Inc.
Contract News
Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc. (El Segundo, CA) is being awarded an $8,895,000 fixed-price contract modification to authorize Boeing to retrofit the Block II space vehicles with RF bypass out-of-band cascading filter solutions.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (San Diego, CA) is being awarded a $35,595,116 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-10-C-0018) to exercise an option for operations and maintenance services in support of U.S. Navy Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration.

Abacus Technology Corp. (Chevy Chase, MD) is being awarded a $8,756,706 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor engineering and technical support services for the Royal Saudi Air Force Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence System sites and air bases.

Science Applications International Corp., Inc., (McLean, VA) was awarded a $222,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the efforts in developing the common virtual environment that facilitates fair fight interoperability for virtual system and non-system training aids, simulators and simulations.
 
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

 September 12: Patriot's Roost: Ninth Annual Fall Conference and Social
New Castle, NH
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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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February 2012: InfowarCon Europe
NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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Clausewitz Technology
Upcoming AOC Courses
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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