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NOMINATIONS DUE TODAY! It's Your Last Chance to Recognize Excellence by Nominating Your Colleagues for the 2013 AOC Annual Awards

It's the very last day to recognize individuals and units for their achievements. Nominations for the 2013 AOC awards, including the AOC Gold Medal, the Stanley Hall Business Development Award, Communications Award, Outstanding Unit Awards and more than 20 others are due today, May 1.

Please submit forms to oneilin@crows.org. Contact Glorianne O'Neilin at (703) 549-1600 with any questions.
 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Register Today for EW Europe 2013, May 28-30 in Cologne, Germany

SPONSORS: IZT, PLATH, SELEX ES
Electronic Warfare Europe, May 28-30 in Cologne, Germany, is an unrivaled forum discussing the latest in EW across land, maritime, air/space and EM environments.

With the widest ranging attendance of any EW gathering in the world and an exhibition showcasing the latest technology, tools and equipment all under one roof, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Come and meet the leaders and operators across government, defense and industry that are shaping the future of EW.

Electronic Warfare Europe provides attendees with unparalleled opportunities to learn from operational feedback, network with key decision-makers and understand the shape of future requirements in the EW arena.

May 28: Intelligence Workshop
Sponsored by PLATH, the Intelligence Workshop is a free-to-attend event. This full-day seminar will host many of Europe’s leading experts from the military, the intelligence service and industry. It will brief delegates on today’s cutting edge technology and some of its operational implications.

Register Now at www.eweurope.com/offer
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AOC VIRTUAL SERIES:
Register for the Next Free Webinar – Hostile Emitter Location: A Critical EW Capability

June 27, 2 p.m. EDT

Sponsored by






In this 45-minute presentation, Dave Adamy will describe the approaches to the passive location of hostile transmitters and the important techniques in current use. Each technique will be described at the system level along with typical applications, the typical location accuracy achieved, and important features and shortcomings. Calibration approaches and practical application challenges will also be discussed.

About Dave Adamy
Dave Adamy has been an EW Systems Engineer, in and out of uniform, for 50 years – working on EW systems from just above D.C. to just above daylight, mounted on platforms from submarines to space. Almost all of these systems included emitter location capabilities. Since 1984, he has run his own company, performing studies for the U.S. government and defense contractors. He also has presented dozens of courses in the U.S. and allied countries on EW and related subjects. He has published more than 200 professional articles on EW, receiver system design and closely related subjects, including the popular "EW 101" column in the Journal of Electronic Defense. He holds an MSEE (communication theory) and has 11 books in print.
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EDUCATION IN YOUR BACKYARD: Great Spring/Summer Opportunities and New Fall Courses Added in the D.C. Area!

May 7-8
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details

June 18-21
Advanced EW

Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details

July 16-17
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details

August 6-9
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details

October 22-25
Electronic Warfare Update

Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

October 26
PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

October 26-27
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

October 27
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to do About it
Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

October 31-November 1
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

November 12-15
ELINT and Modern Signals Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details


 

AOC NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT at the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention

Due to sequestration and curtailed government and military travel, the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, October 27-30, is one of the few chances your company will have in 2013 for vital face-to-face interaction with your Spectrum Warfare suppliers and customers. It is the most cost-effective vehicle for en-masse discussions between you and military.

To adapt to this new fiscal reality, the AOC recently announced complimentary Symposium registration to both military personnel AND government civilians. Because of the large concentration of military and government personnel around the Washington, D.C. Beltway, this local Symposium will prove to be a widely attended mission-critical meeting of industry, academia, military and government. To accomplish this momentous event, the AOC community needs your support now more than ever.

Sponsorship makes an important statement about your company’s role in supporting our industry. It marks who the leaders are without regard to size and it offers benefits that are difficult to obtain elsewhere.

We welcome your ideas for tailoring any sponsorships or developing something new to fit your needs. Plan early for the best availability and exposure. Visit the Additional Branding Opportunities page to learn how your company can get involved for as little as $500!

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URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO TAKE ACTION! Reversing Sequestration Remains a Critical Need

Because of the White House and Congress’s inability to reach a deal to reverse mandatory across-the-board sequestration budget cuts, the initial round of multibillion-dollar cuts to defense and non-defense federal agencies has begun. Unless reversed, sequestration will cut defense and non-defense programs by $1 trillion over nine years. Sequestration will put at risk more than a million American jobs, including hundreds of thousands of small business jobs, and threatens to stall the economic recovery.

The public is now waking up to the consequences of sequestration. You can make a difference. Write your elected officials and urge them to reverse this bad policy.

The AOC remains committed to stopping sequestration!



 
ACCESS THE GLOBAL EW MARKET at the AOC EW Pavilion at DSEi in London This September
DSEI provides exhibitors the platform to display their full capabilities – air, land, naval, security – at one event, to a prequalified audience of 28,000 from 121 countries. The event provides you the ability to exhibit at one show, which will reduce your trade show expenditures.

AOC has partnered with DSEi to offer an exclusive Electronic Warfare Pavilion, offering exclusive discounts for AOC members. Take advantage of these key benefits:

• Promote your electronic warfare capabilities and technologies in a dedicated area to a qualified and targeted audience
• Access more than 3,400 visitors expressing an interest in Electronic Warfare
• Exclusive member rates
• A variety of stand options
• Use of the EW meeting rooms and lounge
• Ability to request a visit from Official Delegations
• Access to seminars, briefings and demonstrations

For more information or to secure your space contact:

John Clifford
AOC Director Global Operations
clifford@crows.org

Doug Schlam
DSEi Sales Manager
(203) 275-8014

Learn more at www.dsei.co.uk.


 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the AOC 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration

Due to protracted acquisitions and traditional doctrinal warfare solutions there is a lack of exposure or appreciation for the cutting-edge innovation and technological development resulting in missed opportunities to provide warfighters the most up-to-date spectrum and information related capabilities.

The 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration will be held December 10-11 in Quantico, VA, to provide a forum for government and commercial attendees to both appreciate the latest innovations and/or witness how these tactics may be implemented.

Day one will consists of sessions covering the most cutting-edge technologies or organizational models whether in theory or some stage of practical development. Day two will focus on demonstrations of technologies or organizational practices that are beyond the theoretical. In either case the intent is for attendees to appreciate the art of the possible and the practical.  Discussions on the latest innovations and demonstrations sessions and demonstrations provide evidence of how the U.S. Military, Government, Academia and Industry partners are developing and implementing technology and changing organizational paradigms in order to exploit the EMS and the information environment.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Kittyhawk Week 2013 Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM), June 4-5
You are invited to attend a Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) in conjunction with Kittyhawk Week 2013. This promises to be an exciting and informative interchange on technology, systems, and operations in EW and intelligence.

Traditionally, Kittyhawk Week has focused on Air Force EW research, but in today’s environment, EW research must take into account a wide range of factors not normally considered part of EW.  Clearly, EW has a strong dependence on the intelligence community, both strategically and tactically. The fundamental goal of Kittyhawk Week is to bring together all the elements of EW and information operations in support of an effective science and technology program for spectrum dominance. 

The TIM is scheduled for June 4-5, 2013, and will be held at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), located in close proximity to Wright-Patterson AFB in Beavercreek, Ohio. ATIC maintains a first-class educational facility designed to support multiple classification levels. The TIM will be at the Secret level, US only. This will be a valuable opportunity for all stakeholders to learn from others in the community and help shape Air Force EW research programs best meeting the needs of combatant commanders.

I hope you will agree, this TIM will be essential in keeping your staff up to date on current research, intelligence, and operations in achieving spectrum dominance. 

Please visit the Kittyhawk AOC website, www.KittyhawkAOC.org for more information and to register.
 

 
PAPERS DUE MAY 31: Aardvark Roost International Electronic Warfare Conference, September 4-5
The Aardvark Roost, the South African Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), is hosting its biennial two-day international Electronic Warfare (EW) conference on September 4-5, 2013 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. The Aardvark Roost is soliciting original, unclassified papers for the conference, following this year's theme: Management of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in the modern scenario of irregular warfare conducted in current operational environments.
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What homemade roadside bombs could do to Army and Marine ground vehicles was the ugly surprise of the last decade. What sophisticated long-range missiles could do to Navy aircraft carriers could be the ugly surprise of the next. "I think it would almost follow like the night to the day," Rep. Randy Forbes told me in a recent interview. (AOL Defense)
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is adjusting its approach to the development of new defense technologies to reflect the fiscal realities facing federal agencies and evolving nature of national threats. (Information Week)
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The F-35 program executive officer is "moderately confident" that the stealthy fighter’s prime contractor can deliver two iterations of software crucial to ending the development program on time, allowing for an F-35B operational debut as soon as 2015. (Aviation Week)
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o meet the Defense Department’s 21st century security objectives, its science and technology funding will focus on innovation and industry, the acting assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering said here today. In remarks at the National Defense Industrial Association’s 14th annual science and engineering technology conference, Alan Shaffer said mitigation, affordability and surprise technology lay the foundation for the DOD’s science and technology commitments. (Defense.gov)
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Dr. Adam Razavian, a longtime supporter and past employee of Crane has been selected as the new Technical Director of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). As the Technical Director, Dr. Razavian will provide leadership for a workforce of approximately 3,000 senior scientists, engineers and other professionals while also overseeing $2 billion in total execution. (WBIW)
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It is difficult to discuss the F-35 without actually knowing what the aircraft is and how F-35 fleets will reshape combat. But this is precisely what the budding negative commentary on the F-35 is built on – a lack of knowledge. Even worse, the existing 5th generation aircraft is not well known either, because of its limited numbers and its condemnation by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and President Barack Obama as a "Cold War" weapon. (The Diplomat)
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The Gillard government is set to trim another large chunk from the defence budget as it seeks to cut spending in areas that carry a low risk of political damage. The Daily Telegraph understands more than $1 billion could be sliced from defence over the forward estimates in the federal Budget on May 14. (Daily Telegraph)
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The 9th edition of Latin America Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) exhibition was held on April 9-12, 2013, at Riocentro in the picturesque city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An estimated 30,000 visitors attended the four-day event, the biggest defense exhibition in this part of the world. With 720 exhibitors showcasing their latest products, services and technologies, the event was also attended by 65 official delegations from around the world. The biggest attraction of the event was however the Brazilian arms manufactures who not only participated in a big way, but showcased a wide variety of items, ranging from small arms to nuclear submarine, transport aircraft and country’s first turbojet engine. (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses)
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A new report claims the CIA considered electronic warfare against Mexican drug cartels in the mid-2000s. CIA agents allegedly pushed a project to electronically empty the accounts of drug kingpins, but were prevented from doing so by both the Treasury Department and White House. (Fast Company)
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