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REGISTER TODAY for 'Information Operations in the Pacific,' October 22-24 in Honolulu
This symposium examines the contested and congested information environment across the Pacific Region and discusses how multinational information operations can help shape conditions for continued stability and peace within the region. The conference will provide a venue for increased awareness of Asia-Pacific issues and an opportunity for networking, a multinational exchange of ideas and partnership building within the region.

Topics will include:
  • Asia-Pacific Challenges
  • Partnership Outreach
  • Intel Update: Asia-Pacific Threats
  • Information Operation in the Pacific Region
  • Impacts of Emerging Technology on Security
  • Nexus of Commerce, Diplomacy, Security and Human Migration
  • Open Source and Crowd-Source Solutions
  • Mapping the Human Terrain in Support of IO
  • Satellite Imaging of the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Opinion Research for Business
  • Training and Partnership Building Within the PACOM AOR
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FREE AOC WEBINAR: Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to Do About It
Thursday, September 26, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT
This 45-minute presentation explores LPI radar from the interceptor's point of view. Starting from fundamental concepts that illustrate the constraints on LPI radar design and also on the design of intercept receivers, various strategies to intercept LPI signals at greater range are explored and examples are provided. The participant comes away with a cursory understanding of LPI radar and what to do about it from the ESM/ELINT viewpoint. Speaker: Dr. Richard Wiley.

This webinar is free to attend and all participants are welcome.
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SUPPORT EW ON THE HILL: Register for Capitol Hill Awareness Day, October 31

Please join the Association of Old Crows (AOC) for Capitol Hill Awareness Day (CHAD) 2013.  CHAD is an important opportunity for U.S. AOC members to visit the nation’s capital, experience firsthand how Congress works, and represent the AOC and Electronic Warfare (EW) in meetings with congressional representatives and senators. The event is free, but you must be a U.S. resident to attend.

HOW IT WORKS
RSVP for CHAD by downloading this registration form. (Registration deadline is October 10.) Email the completed form to Brock Sheets or fax it to (703) 549-2589. Once we receive your registration, we will place you in a small team and work to schedule meetings with your congressional representative and senators based upon the information you provide. Upon check-in, you can pick up your participant information packet and view your team’s meeting schedule. Check-in is available during AOC Central hours at the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention and prior to the Advocacy Training Seminar.

On Monday, October 28, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., there will be an Advocacy Training Seminar. CHAD registrants are strongly encouraged to attend. At the training seminar, AOC staff will provide you helpful information on:
  • An Introduction to the AOC Advocacy Program
  • The AOC Advocacy Message to Congress
  • How to Communicate Effectively to Congress
  • Roles and Responsibilities for Team Meetings
  • Congressional Meeting Do’s and Don’ts
On Thursday, October 31, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., CHAD participants will congregate on Capitol Hill (location TBD) for a brief organizational breakfast meeting. Members and staff from the congressional EW Working Group (EWWG) will be invited to attend.

At 9:30 a.m., CHAD teams will disperse for scheduled meetings. Teams will also be asked to drop off AOC material to select congressional offices that do not have meetings with the AOC. Upon completion of team meetings, participants are welcome to meet at the Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria for a no-host lunch.

Registration Deadline is October 10.
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NEXT MONTH'S AOC WEBINAR: STRATCOM’s Perspective on: The Future of Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Control

Thursday, October 3, 1400-1445 EDT
Freedom of maneuver in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is inherently critical to conduct operations in and across all domains and joint functions. Our ability to prioritize, integrate and de-conflict EMS operations must adapt to meet the demands of an increasingly contested and congested EMS. Therefore, the warfighter needs to be agile and dynamic in the planning and execution of operations in this evolving environment. The power of the EMS is being unleashed globally and joint force access to the EMS is increasingly threatened as a result. Col. Stephen T. Ling, director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, will discuss USSTRATCOM's efforts to move the joint force towards sustainable Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) now and in the future.
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DON'T MISS AN AOC MILESTONE
– Register Now for the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
For 49 consecutive years, the AOC International Symposium and Convention has been the leading annual event for Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) professionals from around the world. This legacy is self-evident as we approach the 50th anniversary of the AOC Symposium and the AOC as a whole. The theme for this year's event is "Proud Legacy, Strong Future." The strength, passion and vision of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Warfare community is strong today, and swiftly propelling the AOC into its next 50 years.

In today’s fiscal environment, it is imperative to consider all avenues for professional development, and this Symposium promotes the Spectrum Warfare community in a dynamic environment available nowhere else. This year features more than 27 hours of focused discussions and passionate practitioner perspectives from the leading military and industry experts. It's the best financial investment you can make in yourself this year.

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EDUCATION TO PROPEL YOUR CAREER IN EW: Take Advantage of Great Courses Coming to You in the D.C. Area!

September 24-27
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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October 22-25
Electronic Warfare Update
Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26
PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26-27
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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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.
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October 31-November 1
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 31-November 1
Using Technical CONOPS to Save (Even GROW) Your Project/Program During Declining Budgets
Instructor: Mack McKinney
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-15
ELINT and Modern Signals Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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December 3-6
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Support the AOC at the 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 the 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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JOIN US THIS DECEMBER for the AOC 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration, December 10-11

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.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS! 43rd Collaborative EW Conference, January 2014 in Pt. Mugu

The 43rd Annual Pt. Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative electronic warfare (EW). Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps. The symposium will be a three-day Classified SECRET event held at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, January 38-30, 2014.

Call for Presentations

As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other air, ground, surface and space systems, such as cyber, intel, kinetic and spectrum management. The 43rd Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative electronic warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps.
Papers are due December 4.
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PLEASE NOTE: This conference is tentatively planned and subject to approval. Confirmation will be announced by the AOC sometime in the future.



 

REVERSING SEQUESTRATION REMAINS CRITICAL: Urge Your Representatives to Take Action Today!

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!



 
The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from more than a dozen countries.
 
The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, MD), is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era" and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."
 
In all there will be 21 separate sessions and more than 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars, such as David Kahn, and cryptologic pioneers, such as Whitfield Diffie.
 
All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public. A complete agenda and registration information will be available at the website or by contacting the Center for Cryptologic History at (301) 688-2336 or via email at history@nsa.gov.

In addition, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation has an excellent program the day before ours at the same venue. Click HERE for more information.
 

 
The fact that the SANDF’s sniper activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo were leaked to the media is compromising troops there, according to defence expert Helmoed Romer Heitman, and is another indication of the importance of controlling communications – both enemy and friendly. Heitman was speaking at the Aardvark Roost’s Electronic Warfare conference held at the CSIR International Convention Centre last week. (defenceWeb)
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Leaks by Edward Snowden and other recent disclosures have revealed the scale of U.S. surveillance efforts. Judy Woodruff examines the impact of those revelations with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post, Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and former Department of Homeland Security official Stewart Baker. (PBS Newshour)
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The Navy is hoping to hang on to its prized fleet of 11 aircraft carriers, which stand as powerful symbols of U.S. military power. There is a strong chance, however, that steep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget will make that goal financially unattainable. "Our requirement remains 11," said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert. But with the Defense Department facing deep spending cuts over the coming years, an 11-carrier force is becoming increasingly unrealistic. (National Defense)
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We know that a U.S. strike on Syria would likely involve involve bombs or cruise missiles. But if the president orders an attack against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, it will likely include another instrument as well: cyberattacks. Experts say President Obama is unlikely to order the kind of stand-alone cyberattack against Syria that the United States launched against Iran’s nuclear facilities a few years ago. But digital sabotage could play a significant role in an American military strike if Congress approves an intervention. (The Washington Post)
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In the byte-and-pixel hall of mirrors that is the Internet, rumors are easy to start and impossible to stop. The latest: That the U.S. Army may have played a key role in the massacre of some 1,400 Syrians, including more than 400 children, in that chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus Aug. 21. The Army confirmed Thursday morning that the email account of a recently-retired Army intelligence colonel was hacked. (Time)
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The U.S. Navy’s estimated $7 billion Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) development does not duplicate any existing airborne electronic attack capability. But the potential exists for some "overlap" with electronic attack systems being developed by other U.S. military services, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) advises. (AIN Online)
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research successfully launched the first prototype of a long-range anti-ship missile that can autonomously detect and hit targets, it was announced September 6. (National Defense)
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Airman 1st Class Timothy Pledger was scheduled to depart for his six-month deployment in the early hours of the morning Aug. 30, but an aircraft malfunction pushed back his departure. Pledger returned home until the new departure time to be with his pregnant wife, who was expecting any day. Around 9 a.m., his wife's water broke. With no time to spare, Pledger took action. (Air Force Link)
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